Wednesday, June 18, 2014

what a fine tune

It's done! It's done! It's done! And I LOVE it! A very quick block made this grow in length, and opened the lacy contrast color panels right up. Sooooo soft and squishy. I can't wait for cooler temps and the right weather to actually wear this!

Remember how I was debating keeping the brown in my palette? Well, it turns out that each "tea cake" didn't stretch as far as I thought it would. I had estimated I could get three contrast stripes from each tea cake--wrong! Only two, it turns out. So that pretty much forced my hand and pushed me to add more browns to the mix than I initially anticipated. I'm not regretting it one bit, though. Adding the browns pushed me a little colorwise, but ended up adding so much more depth and contrast to the cowl. I am so in love with how this project turned out! You can find a sequential list of the colorways I used in the order they appear on my Ravelry project page.

Pattern: fine tune cowl
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Astrid Grey (1.33 skeins! One skein got me through 3/4 pattern repeats, or 12 wedges) and approximately half of a Jimmy Bean's Wool tosh tea cake sampler set (colorway: Lemon Ginger)
Needles: Size 4 Addi Turbo's
Mods: None!

(sorry, a bit blurry, but I wanted to show more of the color pairings)


  1. Your cowl looks wonderful! I love the browns in there too :)

  2. That came out really well! Seems like a fun pattern for color combos.

  3. Love that pattern! Your colors are lovely. My post today is of a similar pattern design with alternating sections of lace and stockinette. It has a very pretty effect!

  4. Lovely - one of my friends has just knit this as well - it's great to see the different colours.

  5. I love the way the brown incorporates into the whole. Great choice, even if your hand was forced in some ways. I LOVE it!

  6. That turned out so beautiful! The browns are really gorgeous in it, but my favorite is the orange contrast, and the brown draws it out even more. It turned out beautiful.

  7. Nice, I like the design!

  8. Oh it's beautiful! What a fab pattern