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Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Can you spell R-E-L-I-E-F??????

Yes, it's Koolhaas. Finished. Completed. Done.


You know, it wasn't too bad finally at the end...except that I did end up knitting the first 3 decrease rows at the top a couple of times each...

It's beautiful. It's warm. And that's a really good thing, because it's going to be in the teens tonight and we have an ice storm on it's way tomorrow night.

The Details?
Pattern: Koolhaas by Jared Flood from Holiday Interweave Knits 2007, size Small (you can buy it online now here).
Yarn: Merino Style by Knitpicks in black (yes, the infamous Steelers' Aibhlinn yarn - I guess I broke the bad mojo, huh?).
Needles: Size 6 and 8 Harmony 16-inch circulars, and Crystal Palace bamboo dpns size 8.
Time to complete: ALL of the month of January 2008.

Thoughts: I think this is a pattern that you cannot concentrate on much else and knit well. I did finally get to where I could listen to Jane Eyre and knit, but boy when I was really sick and trying to knit it - forget it.

I'll say this. I was using Cascade 220 for the Booga Bag and Merino Style for Koolhaas (both black) at the same time - and I'm pretty sure I can't tell the difference. But the price of the Knitpicks is right.
Ok....I would really appreciate your comments on this knit!


Blogger teabird said...

It's really beautiful - a great pattern, and nice yarn that highlights the stitchwork with a little shine.

And you read Jane Eyre, too!

8:43 PM  
Blogger Lynette said...

Thank the Powers That BE!
I was beginning to think it would NEVER be finished. I love the pattern, and it's on my 'to make list' but I think I'll work on it in rust. I really think the blackness was part of the problem.

8:46 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Beautiful!! Congratulations on finishing it.. {{{HUGS}}}

11:20 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

VERY cute!!! :)

11:42 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

I love it. You've just about convinced me to knit forever on black cables too. Just about. :-)

7:37 AM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

It looks terrific. I'm a cascade 220 fan.

7:38 AM  
Blogger ericah64 said...


11:00 AM  
Blogger nanaknits said...

Great job! I'm so glad to see that you stuck with it and finished. You are so brave to knit this pattern in black. I'm doing (my second) one in white and think that the pattern can actually be a little mesmerizing at times. I think this is one of those patterns where familiarity really does help.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Will Pillage For Yarn said...

GO YOU! That's awesome, and it looks great.

Don't you LOVE it when you power through a particularly vexing knit? I mean, not actually the vexing part, but the being done with being vexed AND having an FO, part?

2:22 PM  
Blogger Margene said...

You are amazing! Black heart feels weak. Very nice work!!

4:31 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

I love it! I think you did a fantastic job! :-)

5:22 PM  
Blogger Lana said...

Wow! Looks great! Way to persevere:~D

5:36 PM  
Blogger Laurie (Moo!) said...

Great Koolhaas! Once you get the pattern down it flows a lot easier.

I did a lot of ripping when I did my first one. Now I'm about to start #4! Good thing I have people to give them to.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

It looks great! I wonder if the black made it harder to knit the first time through, though? But you've made it to the end -- will you be casting on for another? ;)

6:37 PM  
Blogger kat said...

oh it turned out lovely, good for all your hard work

11:51 AM  
Blogger Shelob said...

What a gorgeous version of is hat. I haven't been able to get guage in my attempts, so I'm saving it for when I have time to play with the pattern itself!

Which Jane Eyre are you listening to? Who is the reader, I mean? I have Flo Gibson's version, but her voice is so distinctive, that I haven't been able to listen to her readings of many other things; I always think she's talking about Jane!


5:31 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

Your hat turned out wonderfully and you will look soooo stylish the rest of the winter! I hope you are resting up this weekend and TRULY getting better.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Beee-u-ti-ful! Glad you finished it. Black is tough.

Your post title is the name of my hometown. :)

8:34 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Congratulations! It turned out great! Cabling in black gives me the heebie-jeebies, but you pulled it off. I hope you liked Jane Eyre too.

8:32 PM  

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