Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Linea

I cast this on at the weekend. Then I swatched it. Then I frogged and cast it on again. I think there's a lesson in there somewhere.....

The pattern is a pretty top which, in this Florida heat, I will probably get a lot of wear out of.I'm making it with Rowan's Bamboo Soft, which I have 10 balls of in my stash. Hope it's enough. The top of the pattern also calls for Elann Esprit, held together with the Bamboo. I guess if I have to get more bamboo, the dyelot difference may be a little less noticeable, with another yarn mixed in.
Here's a close up of the stitches. They bamboo yarn is very splitty indeed - it's almost like working with 8 teeny yarns held together, and not very well at that. It is very light though.

Edited to Add: the pattern is called Linea, by Kirsten Kapur and can be found at her site www.throughtheloops.typepad.com

4 comments:

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Wow!! That is going to be gorgeous!! And using up the stash yarn too!! Awesome!

Plus, you inspired me to go through the stash a bit too....I'll be destashing a bit tonight!!!

Kathy said...

What is the pattern name that you are using? So cute...I want one :)

Bezzie said...

Ooo..that's a pretty pattern!

kemtee said...

Kirsten's patterns are always so cute. Can't wait to see the finished object!