Kaari, by Norah Gaughan, was absolutely joyous to knit, something I had an inkling would be the case given the praise already bestowed upon it by fellow Ravellers. And finishing it has stoked a fire in my belly so strong I already have the next project on my needles.
I took the advice of previous Kaari knitters and went down a needle size to get correct gauge. Having said that, at one point I thought it might turn out too small but I ploughed on regardless and am so pleased I did. There were a few challenges along the way but again, the Ravelry forum came up trumps with good, solid advice where needed. Four inches worth of purl stitch on the neckband could easily have been rather dull but by that stage I knew I was on the home straight which made it bearable.
The yarn I used was Cascade 220 Heathers. It's extremely good value because, let's face it, nobody knits to save money. And of course it's grey .. what else? Cascade took a little getting used to, and I actually thought it may turn out rather scratchy but I'm currently revising that opinion and think we'll be ok .. me and my Kaari. Did I mention I'm in love? More details and pics can be found on my Ravelry page.
So, fellow blogging buddies. Have you got anything on your needles? Do tell, I'd so love to hear ..
Happy week, everyone.