Thursday, July 22, 2010

Damsen




Damsen - pattern by Ysolda Teague
Yarn - Malabrigo Sock Yarn, Indiecita, 1 skein (with less than two yards left over!)
Needles - US 6
July 5-20, 2010

It's a pretty little thing, and the drape is phenomenal. My purpose behind this project was to retrain my hands to knit much looser than normal, and to that end I did an exaggerated loose hold on the yarn. Honestly, it wasn't that comfortable, but the proof is in the pudding. My Damsen actually turned out to be larger than the pattern called for - using up every bit of yarn. On the other hand, my Akimbo (knit on the same size needles!) - which should have been the same size - was small enough that it would only have worked on my youngest child. Already I've discovered that my gauge is looser on other projects! Good for me...I want to be able to knit for years and years.
One interesting little tidbit...the yarn is mostly blue/green, and it's a really odd color at that. Different lighting brings out different shades...as does the two distinct stitch patterns. The top garter portion is distinctly blue, while the bottom stockinette shows much more green. (Sadly, my camera doesn't want to accurately capture this color. The closest shot is the first - slightly blury, blocking shot.) Fascinating!

3 comments:

Bonnie said...

Very nice! The drape and color are lovely.

Anne said...

How very pretty! And you are lucky you've got such great models too. :)

Shelda said...

It's really pretty, and an interesting shape (as in, not a circle)! grin