Posted in Knitting
September 22, 2009

Oh, Eco Wool

I love Cascade’s Eco Wool. I think it is safe to say it ranks among my favorite yarns, given the amount of it I go through annually.

(If I had to narrow it down, my top yarns that actually get knitted and don’t just sit there in the stash are Malabrigo, Eco Wool and Cascade 220).

So I cast on a few weeks ago for a sort of… I don’t know, Cobblestone-meets-Liesl kind of cardigan. That was the original thought process, since I was going for a fairly sizeable garter stitch bit at the top, and wanted to progress into some lace on the body, like this tunic-y Anthropologie piece Amy Butler was wearing when she visited in the spring. That was the plan, anyway. It took on a life of its own and is now making me think of Cosy‘s hats instead, because I believe it wants some button embellishment, and maybe embroidery, too.

I’m going through leftover bits and bobs of various Eco Wool colors, there’s the off-white left over from something, and brown from Furrow. Perhaps I’ll tear out the Gustav Klimt-inspired sweater I was working on in Eco Wool+ #2749, and there’s a few ideas for overdyeing parts of it. This sweater is just the kick in the design pants I’ve been needing, it’s the second piece I’ve been working on where I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about it first, I just KNIT, and this makes me very, very happy.

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  • cosy

    oooh. can’t wait to see it!!

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