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.