Remember the blob of ribbing?
Well, now it's this:
Pattern: "Cool" from RYC's Classic Style
Yarn: Heirloom 8-ply 100% itchy, hairy Alpaca in shade 915. Let's call it rusty maroon.
Needles and gauge: Sizes 3 and 6, 22st = 4"
Comments: Holy crap was this boring to knit until I got to the part with the cables, and then it was only tolerable. Good thing there weren't any sleeves. Despite the fact that the picture makes me look like I am shaped like a turtle, it fits me well. I didn't change anything about the pattern except for yarn substitution. It calls for a silk/wool blend but I was specifically looking for a pattern to use up stash yarn, and this was perfect. I think I got the alpaca at Lakeside a few years ago on sale. You know, one of those sale bags with not enough for a sweater, but you get it anyway and then it festers in your stash for three years? Yeah.
*Edited to add: Here's a picture I took this morning outside; I think the color is truer in this picture, less orange.
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