I finished my Catkin a couple weeks ago! I’ve been wearing it a LOT because it is so lovely.
Project: Tute Catkin
Designer: Carina Spencer
Available: $7 on Ravelry
Yarn: Tosh Light in French Grey and Byzantine
Buttons: LaMode Style 24794 1/2” antique silver (purchased at Jo-Ann’s)
This is a pattern designed for Tosh Light, and I found two colors of Tosh Light I loved … is “French Grey” a brownish grey, or a greyish brown? Either way, it really allows the Byzantine to shine. Working with a single-ply yarn is always a bit more challenging that working with a nice round plied yarn, but sometimes the results are just so lovely, I don’t mind a bit.
The striped neck section was a bit boring to work, and keeping track of the increases was a pain. I stalled out a bit there. I stalled out again in the textured middle section, until I figured out the pattern and didn’t have to watch the chart as closely. The slipped-stitch lollipop section was fun, fun, fun — no stalling out there at all, even though the rows were at their longest.
I especially adore the slipped-stitch vertical stripes at the corners!