27 January 2013

FO: Obsidian

I normally don't post on weekends, but I finished my Obsidian on Friday and got some photos of it today:

I don't know where the sassiness came from, but I'm not complaining. This sweater feels great on, like pretty much anything I knit with Wollmeise. There's no itch on my relatively sensitive skin, and the wool is lightweight enough to be warm but not stifling in 70 degree weather.

There are two ways to wear the sweater. The first is off the shoulder, like I have it shown above. The other is a more traditional cowl:

I love the color of the fabric, and that I had relatively few issues with pooling this time around. I mostly credit the all-knits garter stitch pattern, which keeps the yarn from getting on a circular repeat. The wrap-and-turn process in the pattern has an interesting result: a spine along the back of the sweater:

It's kind of a cool look, but definitely something that doesn't seem to be advertised in the pattern photos (except one at the very end, where the context is a little confusing). I really love the sweater and can see myself getting quite a bit of wear out of it, though. I really love the difference in gauge between the cowl and the body:

Great texture, but doesn't compete with the yarn. I love this colorway. It's so rich and pretty. And because of the liberal amount of dark blue in the skein, I can actually get away with wearing the greens and yellows that normally make me look like the wicked witch.

Woohoo! Another one bites the dust!

- YX


  1. That's really gorgeous. Love the color shifts.

  2. How beautiful! The colors are stunning and I love the look of the cowl worn off the shoulders.

  3. Gorgeous! And I love that you can wear it in different ways<3

  4. Gorgeous! You're definitely on trend with pantone colour of the year :)
    I'm totally loving the different neck choices.

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