Friday, September 17, 2010

Mondo Lace Cowl--Asterisque

My love affair with Asterisque began with a browse through the Etsy store Phydeaux. Brenda, the proprietress, has a wonderful aesthetic that resonates with me because of her application of color and texture in her designs. As luck would have it, I won a giveaway on Brenda's blog and got to chose a pattern from her store. I took no time to make my choice.

As soon as the pattern arrived, out came the knitting needles that look like broomsticks. Darned big old things that feel unwieldy in my hands.

I never have liked working with size 19 straight needles or anything larger, and this time was no different. A quick change to an Addi size 19 circular needle made a huge difference and everything start to click!

This super fast project has ginormous flare and can be worn multitudinous ways.

It feels so soft and cosy that cold weather is seriously gonna be fun this year.

As an added treat, I also won this marvelous wash for fine fibers on the giveaway:

It smells so great that I may add it to my bathwater!

Knitting patterns for Brenda's beautifully contemporary designs can be found at Phydeaux Designs or on Ravelry.


Almost Precious said...

Congratulations on your winning that pattern ... it turned out to be a winning design.

Really does look soft and plush and I love the buttons that you chose to go with it. Very lovely, plus the fact that it can be worn multiple ways makes it twice as lovely.

Cindy said...

That has some versatility goin' on. And I love the color!

Brenda said...

Yay! Thank you so much for your lovely write up and kind words! I love your Asterisque - what a gorgeous color! Just in time as the weather gets chilly. :)

Rebecca said...

It is a beautiful pattern. I love the versatility! I hope to see it in person one of these days. :)