It always surprises me how quickly a project can be completed if you knit on it monogamously. This was supposed to be my office knitting project, but I kept toting it back and forth between work and home, and the knitting went fast.The pattern is Anne Hanson’s Tesserae, a sock pattern I’ve had my eye on for a while. I think maybe Gretchen has this pattern and that’s where I first saw it? Anyway, when I saw the pattern again at Sock Summit, I grabbed it. It is a deceptively simple knit-purl pattern that creates what looks like a traveling wavy stitch. See it up close? Because this is all knit and purl, it’s sort of a rib, which means it looks different when it stretches – see? But I find it pleasing either way. This stitch pattern would be gorgeous in a cowl – it would have the stretch to go over one’s head but then relax into the wavy line again. Hmmmm.
This yarn is Kitchen Sink Dyeworks Luxe Merino Fine (80/10/10 merino/nylon/cashmere) and boy, is it soft. It was downright luxurious to knit with. I got it at Sock Summit, also. The Kitchen Sink Dyeworks booth felt like a calm, soothing oasis in an otherwise tumultuous sea of color. The sign claimed that these yarns would not pool – and this one did not! I don’t normally buy grey-ish yarns, but this one just felt right. Upon close inspection, it contains whispers of bluish-green, as well. I have 17 g remaining.I enjoyed knitting this pattern so much that I immediately cast on another pair in a new yarn. They are for a 5-year-old girl, so I only cast on 48 stitches. They are going even faster. New photos soon!