I’m reading my Greek special author, P. Aelius Aristides, who wrote and delivered a really patriotic speech about the excellence of Athens and its people. It’s perfect reading for the Olympics (and was even delivered in celebration of their Panathenaic Games) and all this talk of glorious sea battles has me seeing the Aegean in this colorway.
I’m not sure if it’s my gauge or the very slight variegation of the yarn, but I think the pattern is getting just a little bit lost. I think I will block what I have and see if it blooms a little bit. I’d hate to have to take a whole repeat out, but it really didn’t take me that long.
I decided not to test block it, but powered on through another repeat. It looks great! I think I might have liked it thicker on 8s, but the definition is really great. To make up for what I lose in stiffness and thickness, I might use up all the yarn I have and do a repeat or two more than called for for more volume.
Did one extra repeat. It’s perfect!
Post blocking now I know the cowl as a functioning piece of clothing is going to be awesome, but as a show-piece literally falls flat. In retrospect, I should have used a 7 or 8 for denser fabric which would hold itself up a bit better. That said, it’s gorgeous and soft and I’m going to make more. :)