I used a bunch of Queensland Collection Pima Fresca I had left over from my Liesl sweater. Then I ran out, so I had to go buy another skein. So much for stash-busting! Luckily since it’s the natural color, I didn’t have to worry about dye lots or color matching. Here I am modeling it in the bathroom while accidentally throwing some kind of sign with my right hand:
I didn’t have any of the thread the pattern calls for, and I didn’t have much embroidery floss either, so I went with what I do have lots of: sewing thread! First I tried knitting with one thread, and that wasn’t colorful enough. Then I tried two, but I wasn’t into that, either. So I used three spools of thread at once, plus the yarn!
It was pretty tangly. Luckily I came up with a spooling system that helped. I put all three spools on a DPN, making sure the thread was coming out the same way on each spool, then capped each end of the DPN with point protectors.
As for the stripes, I just sort of decided where to place them as I went. I did pink, peach, turquoise, gray, and mustard yellow.
It’s something like 65" long, so I’m even able to turn it into a festive matronly hood!
I wish I were as happy with my sewing as I am with my knitting these days.
Putting this on my list of things to make! With knitting, I have trouble making things I’ll actually wear. I don’t much care for any kind of pullover top with sleeves, but I keep forgetting that and knitting them anyway. “Don’t spend weeks/months making yourself something to keep in a drawer” seems pretty obvious, but I can use the reminder.
My Gradient Cowl is up on the Purl Bee! It’s a sight to behold, if I do say so myself. An absolute pleasure to knit, you will not want to put this one down. I felt a little bit sad when it was finished cause it meant I would be done looking at these rich colors, for a moment. Happy knitting! - Gina