I'm apparently a slave to the Knit-A-Long's. I started another one a few weeks ago. Single Handed Knits Hoaloha KAL.
( Have I mentioned this before? I can't remember. Today there are tradesmen crawling all over my house, pieces of my ceiling have been removed and parts of my house are being rewired, so I am wandering around awkwardly trying to stay out of everybody's way while guess-timating how much this is going to cost me. I don't understand why people don't want to upgrade my home for free. I'm sure they would feel good about it if they just tried.)
Meanwhile, back to Hoaloha.
It's a top down mystery KAL with raglan seams.
I'm using Cascade 200 Quatro Superwash that's been lingering in the stash for about 5 years now. I have 6 balls of it, so about 1320 yards of a worsted weight. I was not looking forward to working with this yarn and have been delightfully surprised. It's light and consistent and has a lovely smooth texture once knitted.
The colour is an outrageous shade of deep pinky red and much like the texture, smooths and improves once the fabric is knitted.
Although the recommended needle size is a US 8 I had to use a US 7 but my gauge is spot on with that.
I've made good progress and I'm midway through the 4th ball of yarn. There were some very specific bust shaping details that I think have turned out quite nicely and now I'm in the lower half of the pullover, with several inches still to go.
There are some buttons for detail and I'm more than a little in love with mine. This reddish pink with undertones of blue is a hard match, but these square buttons are de-lovely.
And the stitch markers? They are delightful too. Compliments of The Loopy Ewe. I am now an official Merino Club member for those of you that shop there and the benefits have been sweet. I am a marketer's dream...