Over the holidays Hubby and I went to the Stars on Ice show with his parents.
It’s so exciting to see those world-class athletes gliding so effortlessly across the ice. Of course, I live to see the jumps!
The costumes for the opening sequence were graphic black and white designs with a splash of red here and there–one skater had red hat, another red gloves. As mesmerized as I was by the routine, another part of my brain was trying to figure out how to reinterpret those costumes in knitting.
Stripes seemed too easy (although some of the costumes were striped!).
Then I realized argyle was the way to go. I could use black and white for the main colors and red as the accent diagonal color.
The next decision was the yarn, and what better option than the beautiful Juniper Moon Farm Chadwick? As a 60% Merino Wool, 40% Baby Alpaca it both soft and warm.
Susan Gibbs selected colors that would stand alone or be good for mixing and matching in color work projects, so there are a multitude of combinations you can try.
While the costumes during Stars on Ice were crisp and bold black, white, and scarlet, I decided to tone my colors down for what, to my mind, is a more sophisticated look. I used Black Magic, Dawn, and Syrah.
I knit my cowl with 5 diamonds, for a finished circumference of 25″. It took just under half of each ball of yarn. I’m fairly certain a second cowl, especially one of just 4 diamonds, would be possible from the remaining yarn.
Or you could make a striped hat. Get creative.
Stay tuned later this week for future posts with tips on knitting intarsia.