I’ve decided it’s finally challenge time. Over ten years ago I bought three 100g hanks of some beautiful yarn with only a vague idea of what I might make. It has been hanging out in my stash ever since. I think this was the first time that I bought yarn on impulse. Previously I really only bought yarn to make up patterns I already had.
During lockdown I have been going through the cupboard containing my accumulated yarn, fabric and other crafting supplies fairly frequently. This means I have come across these three hanks of yarn a number of times. They have been accusing me so I decided the time had come to try to do something with them.
The yarn is a kid mohair / merino blend bouclé in the most amazing rich colours of purple, teal and royal blue. It is so colourful and textured that I wanted the pattern to be really plain. I spent over a week looking through patterns, and experimenting with a variety of different sized needles. Nothing really jumped out and said “Pick me!” so I am going to sort of make it up as I go along.
I’m combining different elements from three or four patterns to get (hopefully!) the right number of stitches and a fabric which is not too loose. So far I have a garter stitch band at the bottom, and will continue to knit the rest in stocking stitch. There is a five stitch garter stitch border up the side of each front. My plan is to see how far up I can get with the first two hanks then decide what the top will be like.