Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Boomslang

boomslang

I knit up Boomslang (free download on Ravelry) in less than a month. While it’s a mindless knit, there are a LOT of stitches. I casted on 300 stitches instead of the 220 the pattern recommends and I find it just right. Any less amount of stitches and it probably would choke me. I used 1.3 balls of Drops Baby Merino in black (21) and I used 1.5 balls of Drops Baby Merino in red (16). The extra red is because I finished it off with the red as well as started it with red. The pattern is just a simple knit 6 rows, purl 6 rows. I read on Ravelry that some knitters wrapped & turned to knit the purl section, but I don’t mind purling, so I did the purl rows as is. I knit this up on US 4 - 3.5 mm needles. I love how reversible it is, and I loved working with the baby merino yarn. I would definitely knit this pattern again, however the next one would be black and a variegated yarn, instead of 2 solids. I think the black would make a variegated yarn pop.

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4 comments:

Teena in Toronto said...

The two colours work well. It looks comfy!

SapphireBlue said...

It's a good thing you figured the difference in the cast-on. That would have driven me crazy.

g-girl said...

That's a lot of stitches! It looks great. :)

Taciana Simmons said...

That looks so beautiful. I think I'm going to try it. I have a yarn in navy and off white... Looks so pretty.