The Project Spectrum element for February is Fire. Orange. Red. Pink. This is definitely my element. I’m much better in warm colors than cool colors, and red-orange is one of my favorites.
This is the beginning of Scoop du Jour, (Ravelry link here) in Classic Elite Skye Tweed “Marmalade”. Choosing a size to knit is always a little difficult. I was fortunate enough to be able to try on Susan’s newly-finished Scoop a couple of days ago, and it was a perfect fit. (And like Susan and Hannah, I didn’t want to take it off – that Cashmerino is so soft and cozy!) I think that like Susan, I will only knit the ribbing to 4″ instead of 6″.
The recommended needle size for this yarn (as well as for the pattern) is US 8. Because I’m a Continental knitter and knit a bit loosely, I would normally expect to go down one needle size – maybe two. In this case, I had to go down to size 4 to get gauge. I suspect it’s because the yarn is so bumpy and sticky – I just can’t knit it as tightly as a smooth yarn. This is a yarn where knitting English-style would be a definite advantage.