Sunday, February 27, 2011

pretty in pashmina

i started another project.   as though i needed to start another project.  this one i wanted to do as soon as i saw it at purl bee.  but i did not want it to be quite so big and heavy, so i bought some beautiful madeline tosh pashmina in an incredible denim blue (the photos do not do the color justice), and cast on.
i cast on 300 stitches, instead of the recommended 220, using a 31" size 11 circular, and started this herringbone stitch.  it's a bit slippery and fiddly, but it's really easy, and this loopy scarf is coming out fantastic!  it's easy enough that it qualifies as stoplight knitting, meaning it has some hope of actually being finished.  i want it to be about 8" wide -- now it's just 2" and i have 3 oz. of yarn left.  i may have to invest in some more.
this stitch is so elegant and dignified.  i love it!


Sassafrass said...

That COWL! I love it! I've been waiting to cast mine on for months now. Your choice in yarn was very wise - it's absolutely divine looking!

Leena said...

I love the colour!

Päivi, Lankakomero said...

Very interesting stitch pattern, it looks like weaved.