Friday, 29 June 2012

FO: Solaria

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While the test knitting stage was happening with Solaria, I cast on for it again to make sure that I had knit any of the changes as well, and to double check things like the math...I think that every high school math class should have a section where they teach the kids to knit and then have them do calculations for things like sizing and evenly spaced decreases/increases. Seeing some very practical application of math like that would have been very inspiring to 15-year old me, that's for sure.  But then again, I also think they should teach geometry by having people play pool. It's nothing but how to solve problems involving multiple angles. But I digress....

Pattern: Solaria (The Stella Collection)

Yarn: TFA Purple Label Cashmere Sock, in a One of a Kind colourway

Needles: 3.5 mm (US 4)

Mods: None.

Notes: Needles with nice, pointy tiips make the nupps SO much easier. This is the kind of knit that I've been gravitating towards lately- ones that have an interesting enough lace to keep me on my toes when knitting it. I can memorized the stitches in the rounds, but it's the kind of knitting  you need to look at, which I enjoy in the summer when I'm watching less tv and spending more knitting time al fresco. The blues and greens in this remind me so much of sea glass.

13 comments:

Tanis said...

Solaria is beautiful in that colourway! I'm totally with you on teaching math from a knitter's perspective, if only I had known then how much math I'd be using in my everyday knitting life. They should also teach percentages by calculating the tips on dinner bills, thanks to my time as a waitress I can tell you 15% of just about any number!

Patchie said...

Very pretty! I just bought a skein of malabrigo sock that I hadn't decided on a pattern yet. This may be the winner!

Kristen Jancuk said...

love that colorway!
and i agree about geometry learning via playing pool!

Melanie Rose said...

So lovely. This may be my next cowl.

Sophia said...

How lovely, it does look like green sea glass with the lovely blue ocean... You've inspired me to knit outside tomorrow - unfortunately without an ocean nearby... I knitted part of your amazing Stockholm scarf by the ocean, while my mum searched for beach glass, funnily enough!

Ashley said...

Very beautiful, I love the color and pattern!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Such an interesting texture and colour! Great summer knit.. Well that is if we ever get a summer in Britain!

Lyn said...

Lovely cowl, and the pool/geometry idea is genius!

flora said...

beautiful colour!

Evelyn said...

I'm completely in love with your new design -- and this colorway is beautiful knit up in your new cowl.

PixieSam said...

This is such a pretty cowl, and looks wonderful in that colourway.

I wish the weather would be nice enough here for long enough that I might feel confident that I'm not going to freeze or get soaked if I knit outside.

Veronica said...

Pretty colors and I like the way you can wrap it around the shoulders!

Jacey said...

Gorgeous! I recently finished a lacy cowl in similar colors. Love!