Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Spring Knitting. . .

Very excited about my latest project which is knitting up like a dream.  The pattern is Dia by Martin Storey from Rowan Mag 55 and it really is the perfect project for variation.  You start with a fairly easy lace pattern and before you get tired of it, you go right into the colour work which, after the first ten rows, goes very quickly as you don't have to do any extra stranding.  Using this bright pop of yellow gives it a very different feel from the warm and slightly exotic version in the magazine,(and it's quite a bold choice for me), but while I'd love to knit it in the colours of the original, I am limited to knitting from my stash this year and this resolution is leading to some interesting colour combinations.  The grey yarn is Rowan Pima Cotton DK and the yellow is the discontinued Premiere from Classic Elite which I picked up at a sale last December. This is the back; I've just cast on for the front and am really looking forward to finishing this. It just says spring to me. 
 



4 comments:

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

This is gorgeous!!! I've just queued the pattern too as it's not one I was aware of :)

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janet chappell said...

This is lovely, the colours really work !

Dayana Knits said...

You know how much I love this from Rav, but I just had to share your post on my FB page today, too!

Blithe Spirit said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. This has been a lot of fun to knit so far though the colours are a bit out of my comfort zone - we'll see how the finished project works (or doesn't). I do love the pattern though.