This is my first sweater from the book Knit, Swirl! by Sandra McIver. The name of the pattern is Silhouette in the Sun. The yarn that I am using is Berroco Ultra Alpaca in color #6245, which is named (would you believe?) 'Pitch Black'.
It is hard to see the detail. But it is a decent photo -- it does show what an "Off-Center Oval" style of Swirl looks like after "The Outside Oval" and "Inner Collar Edge" are completed. I will take it to the class I will be teaching on Saturday.
I am casting on for my second sweater from the book, Shades of Gray, an "Off-Center Circle". The yarn is Cascade Yarns Rustic. The colors are #01, 'chianti', and #12, 'black'. This weekend's class will begin with casting-on and cover all topics needed to reach the "Back Bodice and Sleeves", which is a section in every pattern.
This was made with one strand each of Filatura Di Crosa Superior (70% cashmere, 25% silk, 5% merino) in color #16, black, and Filatura Di Crosa Nirvana (100% extrafine merino) in color #20, ebony.
Truly not a great picture. I chose this photo over dozens of others because I can see the lightness and the softness that I know are its finest qualities.
The scarf was made from a simple double basketweave pattern of my own. I wish that you could feel it, because I know you can't really see it.
These are my best photos of me knitting in (pitch) black.