In February I’ll be leading a knit-along at the shop, and I’ve already started it because I literally could not wait. This pattern is Assana Wrap by Ambah O’Brien, whose designs I have been loving lately. They’re interesting yet not too complex, which is the perfect type of pattern for a KAL. We need KAL patterns to offer new skills for participants, but also not be too difficult so that they have to rely on us for constant help.
I’m using Baah La Jolla, a merino & nylon fingering weight yarn, pictured above. I’m using Over the Moon as my MC, Slate as CC1, & Bronze as CC2.This is one of my favorite fingering weight yarns because once it’s blocked, it is light and airy and soft. They also have a great color palette, including speckled and variegated yarns (though I usually stick to the solids – what can I say, my color choices are super predictable & I know what I like!) I had to size up to US #5 32″ circular needles because I’m a bit of a tight knitter. I’m using the Knitter’s Pride Nova Platina needles and completely LOVE them. In fact, I’m thinking about getting an interchangeable set of them because they’re so smooth & pointy!
I have completed the Increase Section & Even Stripe Section, and have begun the Assana Even Lace (Chart A). The lace is not difficult because you can easily see the pattern that is forming! I would definitely recommend this pattern so far! We’ll see if I can make it last through February!