project of the week, and new on the needles format!

"On The Needles" has moved to the Infinite Twist Group on Ravelry! This is a good thing because:

  1. You can easily share your projects by linking within Ravelry,
  2. I can see what you're up to and get new ideas for kits and yarn,
  3. You can win prizes!

Speaking of prizes, there’s a Vesper-approved sweater sack up for grabs! Post what you’ve got on the needles between now and May 31st, and you could win a fully-lined sweater sack in the winner’s choice of Japanese fabric made by yours truly.

Without further ado, the project of the week is:

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Akamai by MSkiKnits!

I’m knitting this in recycled sari silk I picked up at Chatuchak Market in Bangkok, held double with a strand of Infinite Twist Penumbra.

Verdict: Love the pattern, love the knitted fabric, hate the inelasticity of the silk! My elbow hurts just thinking about it. I can only do about six rows at a time without aggravating my knitter’s elbow (somehow, calling it “tennis elbow” just seems inaccurate).

In short, this is more of a product knit, and less of a process knit. The good news is I really love the washed swatch, and I think this will be a delightful and wearable sweater. I'm also excited about using up stash yarn, especially one that reminds me of confetti!

I would love to see what you're working on this week, so please drop by the Ravelry group