In exciting news, I finished a knitted thing! The pattern is Knit Night by Louise Zass-Bangham. This is basically a complete copycat project of the version done by Jess of Ginger Twist Studio herself which was on display at the yarn crawl in the summer. The only thing is hers was beaded, which I didn’t bother with as I didn’t have beads and didn’t want to buy a pack especially.
The yarn is exactly the same though Ginger’s handdyed 4 ply, in the Liquid Sunshine colour way. It’s £20 for a 100g skein, but oh my god, so worth it! It’s 50% merino and 50% silk and it’s SO SOFT and the colours are just ever so slightly variegated, the pictures don’t really do it justice, it’s so beautiful. The pattern is designed for one skein of splurgy yarn, it’s a very slight triangle, you start at the tip and just keep going until you start running out. It’s called knit night because it’s easy enough to make while holding a conversation. Its basically just garter stitch, except for the picots, and there’s no counting involved.
I really like this pattern and have some Mirasol yarn (what I used for my brambles beret and anthro-inspired scarflet) that would be ideal. I would probably make this slightly more triangular and narrower next time, as it really is bloody long! That top picture is it wrapped all the way round my neck and knotted, the second picture is it wrapped around twice. I’m not totally sure why it’s ended up so long, Jess’s version which used the same amount and type of yarn is shorter and could be warn as a little shawl, but mine is really too long for that. Not that I’m complaining too much, better too long than too short!
The only other comment about the pattern: it tells you to start the finishing sequence (from the yarn overs/holes onwards) when you’ve got 20% of your yarn left. I did this (albeit weighed on my not hugely precise kitchen scales) and I had tons left over. I actually added an extra row after the holes, and had enough yarn left for another row when it was cast off. I guess the designer was erring on the side of having too much left over, but I’d just be aware of that!