Argent by Hunter Hammersen

I started my first curl twice, the beauty of these patterns is that if you decide that the gauge is too tight or dense, or loose, then you don't have to knit a separate swatch to find that out! If you like the start you can just carry on knitting until you've finished the curl. If you dislike the swatch, you can rip it out and start again! Starting with a 16 stitch cast on (for the argent curl - I think some of the other curls are less), means that you don't waste a lot of time on something that isn't working.

The yarn I used for this was the easyknits big boy in charcoal, this is a really nice yarn to work with. The colour variation is discrete but interesting and it blocked out really well. There was some concern that I hadn't actually made the scarf big enough, but I had a good feeling that it would block out to the size I wanted it to be.

An interesting fact from the designer of the curls, Hunter Hammersen, the names of the curls are actually the yarn colour names - but old fashioned words for the colours. I couldn't figure out the relationship between all the names so I asked Hunter what it was.

I'm definitely looking forward to making my next curl, although the last few rows did get a bit tedious since they were very long! Blocking was pretty magic though, I only had to pin the cast off side, not the other side.

Argent by Hunter Hammersen
Argent by Hunter Hammersen
Argent by Hunter Hammersen
Argent by Hunter Hammersen
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Easyknits Big Boy - Charcoal

0.65 skeins = 325.0m (355.4yrd)

US 7 - 4.5 mm

18th - 27th November 2014