Thursday, February 12, 2015

D is for Date Night


Project:  Date Night 幽会
Pattern Date Night by Nikol Lohr, Knitty Fist Fall 2011
Yarn:  Cathy's Handspun
Yardage:  475 yards
Needles: Size 5 & 7
Cast onNovember 8, 2014
Cast off: January 27, 2015

Notes: My British Australian Chinese knitterly fibery friend Cathy sent me this lovely gradient handspun yarn last year. I'd never worked with gradient yarn before, but I love the gradual long color changes and wanted to find a way to make the yarn show its best face. Since the yardage was fairly limited, I picked a top down pattern for a little top, so the light colors would be close to the face, and it gradually gets darker down the body. If I ran out of yarn and needed more length I could add some darker colors on the bottom. The top turned out to be the perfect length. I even had enough yarn to cast off the live stitches at the sleeves, and I used the last yard or so to make a little icord flower.

5 comments:

Chrisknits said...

It's lovely. So, do you have a date night planned? LOL

Jayne Marti said...

That is perfectly gorgeous! Hope you have somewhere special planned to wear it!

WonderWhyGal said...

It's beautiful and I love that the yarn came from a friend. That gradient yarn sure does add to the already beautiful pattern.

Spinster Beth said...

It is indeed lovely. Very fine work.

Spiknitter said...

It's quite special!