Occasionally, I will be surfing Ravelry or Twitter and I will come across a photo of a new (or not-so-new) pattern and the strangest thing happens. I become utterly and completely obsessed with the item in question and I have to knit it right. this. second.
So starts the story of how I ended up knitting a Winter Birch in a weekend.
Someone on my Twitter feed posted that they were having a KAL of the scarf and while I didn’t have the yarn required to participate, I did have a stunning silver-grey skein of Illimani Silky Baby Llama that I had picked up on a recent trip to a yarn shop in Kitchener. It was the right weight and the right size skein, and I was completely in love with the pattern so I cast on on a Friday evening.
It was ridiculously simple to memorize; I think I had it totally committed to memory by the end of the first repeat.
I found the repeats to be like potato chips…”just one more”. Within a couple of days, voila! A gorgeous and soft creation, just the right length for tucking into the front of a coat.
It was already pretty enough, but then my friend Shireen came over, armed with her camera, and took some lovely pics for me. Someday I am going to finish my Craftsy “Shoot It!” class, I swear!
I am extremely happy with how it turned out, and considering how quickly I was able to churn it out, the pattern is definitely going to stay at the top of my list for gifting possibilities.
Pattern: Winter Birch by Debbie Stone
Yarn: Illimani Silky Baby Llama in the ever-so-descriptive colourway “1804”
Who Was It Made For? Me? Not entirely sure if it will get gifted elsewhere.
Were There Changes Made To The Pattern? Only in the sense that I knit and knit until I was out of yarn and thus ended up with extra repeats.
Did I Learn Anything New? No
Anything Else? Not that I recall.
Would I Make Another?: I already have it queued for a skein of Handmaiden Great Big Sea.