It seems like I've had a slew of "On My Needles" posts lately, but have a stack of finished projects in my studio just waiting for a photo shoot to wrap them up. One of my plans for this weekend is to work on getting images of some finished pieces, so by next week you should be seeing completed projects instead of just those that are in progress!
This is my Still Light tunic, designed by Veera Valimaki. I had never made anything she designed before Whispers, so it's funny that the very next thing I cast on was this project. It's been on my queue for a couple of years now, and I actually bought the pattern back in 2012 or 2013, so I felt like it was time.
The yarn is Knit Picks Gloss in the Robot colorway. I normally like vibrant colors for my knitwear projects, but this time I decided that I need a neutral piece in my wardrobe. Plus, I also love brightly colored and patterned tights, and this would be perfect to wear with those. My gauge was a little smaller than what the pattern called for, so I added in some repeats and length, which i will go into in further detail on my final post.
Overall, this pattern entails a ton of stockinette. It's knitted top down, a really simple construction, and is great for mindless/meditative knitting (my favorite kind!). The space above the pockets sort of balloons out, and then comes back in. It looks like a flattering fit in the pattern photos… we shall see. As long as the form turns out right it will be a perfect, cozy layering piece for the fall and winter months with a soft blend of wool and silk.
I just have a few more inches of stockinette stick along the bottom to go, then the ribbed edge, sleeves and pockets. Maybe by Halloween there will be something to show for it...