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Roped Shell

Roped Shell

Pattern: Roped Shell by Angela Hahn (Interweave Knits, Summer 2008)

Yarn: Classic Elite Premiere; 3 1/2 skeins pink; 2 1/2 skeins white. Stash yarn. Yay, yay, YAY!

Needles: US 4

Other: I loved knitting this project. It was SOOOOOOOO fun. It wasn't too difficult, but it wasn't too easy either if that makes sense. The pattern isn't what I would call challenging, but it's definitely not a mindless knit either. You have to pay attention to what you're doing and the pattern incorporates several different techniques: color work, slipped stitches, attached I-cord, cables, and securing cables. Not to mention all the ends to weave when you're done.

I used stash yarn. I was a little concerned that it wasn't the right type of yarn. I wasn't happy to learn that my local yarn store no longer carries the Classic Elite Premier because of reported pilling problems. Great. I have a buttload of the stuff in my stash. Okay, that doesn't sound right...but I do have quite a bit of that yarn in my stash. And I like it the way it looks, feels, and knits up. I just hope it doesn't pill real bad because I love this finished project and I want to wear it a lot.

I think this might just be my favorite project ever. I'm even thinking about purchasing the silk yarn the pattern calls for and knitting another. That's how much I like it.