Monday, March 30, 2009

Project Spectrum-first knitting WIP

Project Spectrum is a year-long KAL that focuses on the changing seasons as inspiration for the projects we choose. I decided to take part in PS this year, as I love the idea, although I feel a little silly thinking about seasons, what with the lack of them here in H-town. Still, the idea is nice, and it felt like a decent challenge, to try and focus on different elements and colors each few months.

For my first project, I chose a pattern I purchased several months ago, from Ysolda called Liesl. When I started thinking about the parameters of this first PS direction, North, this pattern seemed like a great start. I happen to have some leafy green Paton's Classic Wool Merino left in my stash (I made my first shrug from this yarn), which I thought would make a great spring garment.

Now, really, the first phase of Project Spectrum is supposed to be about winter, but I have to be a bit realistic, because of said seasonal challenges here. It does feel earthy, though, in that it grows quickly, and seemingly organically, off the needles.

Ysolda gives great directions on how to make certain modifications in this pattern. I chose the wide neckline option, and I'm skipping buttonholes. I wasn't sure how I'd like them placed or if I'd like them at all, so I'll improvise on that when I'm finished. I am thinking it will be full-length, with half or three-fourths length sleeves.

I love this pattern.

1 comment:

  1. Oooh...that is such a pretty shade of green! I can't wait to see how it looks when it's done. :)

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