Wednesday, 3 April 2013

FO: Pei

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Not pictured: Lila. I'm bent over holding Lila's little hands to help her walk around the room. 

Pattern: Pei 

Yarn: Queensland Collection Haze, Colourway 905

Needles: 3.75 mm (US 5)

Notes: I've had this pretty skein squirrelled away in my stash for a couple years now, just waiting for the right project. I don't usually gravitate towards cotton/plant fibers, so this was a departure for me- I got sucked in by the soft sandy shades in it that stripe very faintly and look gorgeous. It's earthy and lovely and I think I want more of it.

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I love this outfit. But  let's face it- it's the mug that makes it.  Cowl is ravelled here

The pattern- it's beautiful, but I find that the lovely scalloped edging totally curls after you've been wearing it for a bit, and the whole design is pretty distorted once it's been around your neck for more than an hour. Which could very well be my yarn choice. I'd be interested to hear if anyone who knit this in wool found that the scallops stay put better.

I still love this cowl, but it's the yarn that makes me love it. Just a perfect sandy, beachy pink. It's pink for people who swear they don't like pink, yet find that they have quite a bit of pink in their wardrobes. Like me.



21 comments:

lounatine said...

It's so beautiful! And this yarn : marvellous!

Mikaela said...

You´re gorgeous!! Stunning! And the cowl is nice too :)

Kelly K. said...

Your pics are gorgeous! So is the finished cowl!

Tanis said...

I'm totally with you, I love that shade of sandy pink. Great mug too!

Monica said...

Julie, I knit this up a few months ago and I love the pattern. I used Swan's Island merino wool, and yes the little point do keep their shape a little better, but your yarn choice is really beautiful, and it suits the pattern very well. The color is gorgeous!

Nicole said...

Very nice!

Preeti said...

The whole ensemble is lovely, especially the mug :) Great shots!

juicyknits said...

Julie, you look gorgeous in these pictures. I love how you've styled your new cowl.

Paula Bannon said...

Really lovely pictures, as always. I agree, the color is a great "non-pink."

Lori Utley said...

Who is your photographer? Such lovely pictures of beautiful knits on a beautiful person.

eliza said...

it's suuuuuper pretty! like you, i'm totally suckered in by the dreamy yarn! you look lovely in pink, irregardless to your feelings on the color.

Nat at Made in Home said...

The cowl is amazing! And the colour amazing!

Hilary said...

That outfit is perfect! I can see why it's your favorite. The colors of that yarn are SO pretty and the cowl is lovely.

Jennifer Cummings said...

The color is perfect for you. And I LOVE the mug too :)

MJ said...

It's stunning, but the way I can tell that it's perfect is because I see a stunning YOU, then I see a beautiful cowl :)

kessainstitches said...

Love the pics. This colourway goes so well with your pink cardigan! I think knitted scallops have a tendency to curl in smoother fibres... I have one in (smooth) wool and it curls too. However, I think it might curl a lot less if knitted with a rustic wool...

Phoe said...

Heh, I've become one of those people who don't like but seem to own a lot of it. Not sure how that one happened. Gorgeous cowl, Julie.

Catarina said...

It`s so nice!!! I have read your blog for a while and I really like it. You do so many beautiful things :)

Michelle said...

I knit this out of BT: Loft and it totally curls. I wore it once. I should frogged it but I used beads and I like how it turned out. But, the curling is maddening.

Evelyn said...

I agree, the hues in this yarn are absolutely stunning and perfect for this cowl design. You look stunning, too.

Maryse said...

It's beautiful! I you styled it beautifully as always!