The pattern is by Stefanie Pollmeier. I used size 0s and Knit Picks Comfy Sport on the baby cable ribbing and size 2s with Cotlin for the honeybee lace to get gauge. I knit the 32″ though I’m more of a 34″, but it has plenty of ease.
(Just after I chickened out on the Hidden Canyon trail. I wasn’t up to holding onto chains on the side of a cliff that day. Actually, I think it’s watching my children cling to chains and walk along the edge of a cliff that gets me.)
I really, really like the weight of Cotlin against my skin. Though after the “action” shots, above, I immediately stripped it off and put it in the backpack. Hiking in 100+ heat and knits, even the lightest of summer knits, don’t really mix.
The color combo of Pomegranate and Surf was just the variety and contrast my wardrobe needs.
I think I’ll wear it to go out with my husband tonight. We’re seeing a scary movie, nothing fancy, but it will be nice to look nicer again after two weeks of being earthy.
I dreaded the finishing on this, but that was silly. It was really easy. I used the recommended three needle bind off on the shoulders and a single crochet on the side seams. It really wasn’t that hard, though I am a spaz with a crochet hook. It felt all wrong in my hands, like writing left handed.
I also had the whole thing finished before we even reached the campground. I was able to get service for my phone one day before the knitalong ended to send in my FO shot. Knitting with a group is its own reward, but it was pretty cool to win a year’s subscription to Holla Knits in the process, too.