Posted on May 7, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I admit, I am an avid knitter of complicated things. I love cables. I love lace.  But I also love the simple pleasure of stockinette, the kind of knitting that I can (lucky girl I know) knit in the dark of a movie house, or while reading a book open on my lap. This is my stockinette project at the moment:


It's an out-there version of Joelle Hoverson's Hourglass Sweater, inspired by the creative genius Jill at Yarns in the Farms. It has been languishing in the stash for so long that it predates my weight loss, so I have to make it a whole size smaller, and thought it would be equally lovely as an a-line torso, so I just kept up the decreases until I hit the next size down just shy of the bind off for the arms. I don't mind pooling, just so that you know.

The yarn is Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Seed in Kelp.  It has an interesting texture that takes a little getting used to as I knit, but makes an interesting fabric.  I like it on the knit side


but I really love it on the purl side


because you can see all the little seeded bits nicely against the stitches.  I think I will wear it this side out when it's done. I don't know when this will be done because I have several compelling projects going on in the foreground at the moment, which I will share soon enough. But for now, it's nice to knit in the dark.