Monday, August 19, 2013

FO Week: Colour Affection

I have several FOs to share, so I've decided that it is FO Week at Good Enough Knits. First up: Colour Affection!

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Pattern: Color Affection by Veera Valimaki

Yarn: Old Maiden Aunt Superwash Merino 4 Ply in Dreich, Jaded, and Bramble

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Added dropped YOs at the edges to keep them loose and did kfb increases instead of m1. I followed this description on ravelry here.

This was great fun. Garter stitch goodness. I loved the yarn so much that I never got bored of it. I may have said this before, but I'll say it again: I want to knit EVERYTHING in Dreich. It is the most beautiful gray-blue semisolid I have ever seen.

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I finished this in May, and I haven't worn it much since it is so warm and squooshy. We actually had an okay summer here by Scottish standards, so it wasn't usually cold enough for warm and squooshy scarves. It's also a bit difficult to wear, especially if I want to show off all parts of the lovely pattern. Oh well.

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It's also really large. Picture below shows it blocking on a UK kingsize (US Queen) bed. It doesn't fit! If I'd had a larger space, I could have blocked it straight along the top - the dropped YO edge is quite flexible. As it is, it is slightly curved. I like it, though. If I make another CA I might do it as written and let the tighter top edge keep the curves. As you can see, there is a slight bump in the middle of the gray at the top edge - it mostly went straight with blocking, though.

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Despite its current impracticalities, I love it and I've sure I'll use it a lot this winter. After all, it goes with pretty much everything I wear.

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  1. Oooh, love that Color Affection pattern. I do like your color combo - it definitely seems to fit in with every other thing you've created.

    I've had yarn set aside in a bag for one for about a year now. When will I get to it? :)

  2. its beautiful! This is the first time I've seen this pattern that has made me want to make my own version!!

  3. It's lovely and the colours are great! I love garter stitch and I'll have to have a look for some of that yarn!

  4. Great job. Your love for it shows through immensely.

  5. Happy to have found your blog through Ravelry. This is such a fun and easy pattern. I love the uber rich colors you chose!