Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Obsession Revealed

About a month ago I won a hank of yarn in a drawing on another blog I participate on, the Briar Rose Fibers Knit Along. This is Wistful, 500 yards of alpaca, merino, and silk. I was looking for a mate for this hank at the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair, but none was to be found. So, I asked Chris, the artist of Briar Rose, for a suggestion for my one hank. She suggested a free pattern from them, Hattie's Rose Garden, stole that will have dropped stitches after it's done, to open up the purl stitches between the cables. I can't bear to lose one lovely stitch. I love the way it undulates and the cables have depth. I started knitting this on Sunday, and I'm about 24 inches along now.