Thursday, October 4, 2012

More Driftwood

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So I had a little bit of cream yarn (Patons Classic Wool, leftover from this) and a little bit of gray yarn (Ella Rae Classic, stashed during the fabled Great 70% Off Sale of 2012), not enough of either to make anything, really, which is frustrating, except…stripes.  Bingo.  This is my second Driftwood, and I hardly ever make two of the same sweater—well, I thought I hardly ever did that, but it looks like I do that a lot—all I can say is this design is just mighty excellent.   (I don’t know why it looks like I’m doing a backbend in that photo.  Probably I thought it would make me look more model-y or something.)  I went down a needle size, to a US 7, and the resulting fabric is lovely, the exact right combination of body and drape.  Goodness, it’s so important to pay attention to the relationship between the yarn and the needles.  It’s fine to “get gauge” but the resulting fabric still has to work.   This yarn wanted a US 7. 

Now I think a multi-colored Driftwood might be kind of fantastic.  Or maybe different shades of one color, for an ombre effect?  Can I stand to make three of these in a row?  I think so.  This sweater just fits me.