laminaria reiterated

I waxed lyrically recently about the shocking pink yarn with which I was knitting my Laminaria shawl. Truth be told, I was trying to convince myself as much as anyone else about the … pinkness of the yarn. I kept on trying to love it, but it just wasn’t doing it for me.

It’s probably just the wrong season, or it could be just the wrong time for me. I do wear very bright colours but, just not this colour, at least not now.

So, I’ve started again. Same pattern,  yarn by the same dyer, just a different colour.

This is Cecilia laceweight Posh yarn, made from 50% cashmere and 50% silk, in the colourway Fern. It’s a delightfully soft, grassy green that gently moves from blue-green to yellow-green, but in a way that is subtle enough not to stripe the knitting, just to give it interest and depth.

I’ve got about as far with this version as I had with the pink. That one, by the way, I haven’t frogged, as much as put into hibernation for a sunnier day…

PS. Thanks to all of you who made suggestions about knitting charts for my Druidess beret pattern. I’ll be working on it this week.

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