I love stranded knitting. This project was an abandoned design from around the time I started making Nine Lives. It was called Stranded Triangle – it’s quite an irregular triangle – the yarn is Rowan Pure Wool 4ply, on 3.25mm needles.
It was too small, there were too many increases in the striped stranding at the bottom, and it needed an extra lower border.
Barbara (crocodile on Ravelry) spotted the project on Ravelry and very kindly offered to do some test knitting – so the pattern has been salvaged and it’s called Mercato dei Fiori, after the Patti Pravo song. This picture shows a new version on bigger needles with fewer increases in the striped section – not enough! –
So I tried a third version of the chart, and played around with colours:
Barbara has done a second, more colourful version (which merits the fancy name) – it’s blocking at the moment! Pictures coming soon. The MC is indigo, with three different colours for the flowers, and red and deep pink stripes.
In the mean time, I unpicked the edge of the original version and added the outer border and a contrasting cast off:
I’m also trying out another drop stitch pattern in turquoise linen from Riga, and have two new lace patterns at the sketching stage.
Mini got a Spring haircut.