Thursday, August 21, 2008
Portland Lobster, FO
Pattern: Portland, by Lisa Lloyd, A Fine Fleece
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca, color Lobster Mix
Needles: Knitpicks options, size 5 and 7
Started June 19, 2008, Finished August 20, 2008
This is my second project in Ultra Alpaca, and I enjoyed knitting with it. It especially slid nicely on the Knitpicks Options needles. I was worried the halo would detract from the cables, but in the preblocked stage, they stand out just fine. I really loved this colorway.
The pattern was easy to follow and once I figured out there is one 4 stitch cable in the central portion that crosses in front, the cables were a lot of fun. I may need to redo the neck as it just fits over my head and doesn't stretch enough. My failure to get serious about a gauge swatch may be the culprit. I only knit a stockinette stitch swatch, and cables pull in. I have some fears this will not fit the intended recipient, but perhaps blocking will help.