Monday, July 2, 2007

Can't...Stop...Knitting...

This Cotton Fleece is absurdly addictive. I've knitted some nice yarns in my time, but the speed, ease, and comfort of this stuff is amazing. Here's Prosperous:

My buddy Rod is there for scale. Prosperous is knitted in the round, so this is almost half of the complete project. And may I just point out, this is ONE skein of Cotton Fleece! This pattern is delightful, too. Two simple charts, all in the round, almost no finishing, and written clearly and correctly. I did have to rip back once--my own error: s2 k1 p2sso is not the same as s1 k1 psso. Who'd have thought? But I caught it early, and as you can see, it didn't slow me down much.

I've already found two more patterns I want to do in Cotton Fleece, and I have plans for a couple of my own as well. Whatever am I going to do with all that wool in the stash?

9 comments:

sophanne said...

That is nice. Nice. Nice. Nice.

Wool? Time for a contest-

Suzanne said...

That is really beautiful! I love knitting with cotton!

Mel said...

You're welcome for the picot tip, but I totally forgot to mention...you could wait until the end and seam it up. That way, regular cast on, no weird three needle knitting. It doesn't work as well for things will lots of negative ease, like socks and hats though.

I really like cotton/wool blends like that, although I've only used Sierra by Cascade. None of my locals sell Cotton Fleece, but there's a totally fab shop in Seattle that sells nearly all the colors, and wonder of wonders, I'm going to be in Seattle in three weeks. You've totally got me hooked on the idea of Cotton Fleece again. (Have you seen - there's also Cotton Fine!)

knottykitty said...

You could always send the orphaned wool up here, where it actually gets cold! :) Beautiful knitting!

uberstrickenfrau said...

I second the contest idea! I like the pattern on the sweater, looks really neat.

Quail Hill Knits said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

That is the first time I have seen that pattern. I love it! I added it to my list of things that I want to knit someday.

Rachel said...

I agree, Cotton Fleece is very pleasant to knit with, and this pattern is simple and entertaining. You're moving along nicely!

Sarah said...

Beautiful. Sounds like one I'll have to check out.