Dolores Loves Garnets & Rubies
- Project: Dolores (Dolores Park Cowl by Parikha Mehta)
- Yarn: 100% Merino Bulky, Make.Do Hand-Dyed Yarn, "Garnets & Rubies," >145 yards
- Needle: US 11 (see notes)
- Start to Finish: December 5-7, 2011 (see more notes)
Notes: The pattern called for US 13 needles, of which I have none except straights. The largest DPNs I have are US 11, so I used those. The pattern called for casting on 60, I cast on a dozen more, making appropriate changes in the number of stitches knit for the increase rows, and then knitting a few rows more before casting off.
More notes: This could be EASILY knit in a day! I cast on and knit a few rows on Monday, finished and cast off on Tuesday, washed and "blocked" (laid flat to dry) on Wednesday. It would certainly have dried quicker on a screen or something.
It's a great last-minute gift, if it comes to that. It softened up some with the washing, but you probably wouldn't even have to go that far if super-pinched for time. Heh.