This is a throwback post published on February 21, 2009.
I enjoy a good “fast-off-the-needles” project, and this was one of them.
Pattern: Herringbone Slouch
Yarn: Mission Falls Superwash 136 (one ball each colour)
Needles: 3.25 mm dpns
Mission Falls makes a lovely yarn. The colours are fantastic and the wool itself has a great soft and springy factor. I was going for a knit fabric that would be substantial enough to keep you warm, and the needle size coupled with the extra-layer provided by fair isle make this a cozy knit.
Though honestly, I was sort of hoping for a more “slouchy” effect than the one I got. I’ll just have to get my hands on some lighter-weighted yarn and give it a go.
On an unrelated note: As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been messing around with my template and creating a new look for the blog. While it’s very fun, I must admit that I know very little about this stuff, and am sure that the page could appear rather, uh, messed up on other screens/browsers.
If you notice anything funky (and that’s the bad funky!) please drop me a line and tell me I’ve gone awry.