Friday, January 27, 2012

In the Black

I have found that it is extremely difficult to take good photos of black knitted objects.  I have been taking a lot of photos of black knitted objects -- a whole lot of not great photos -- because at this time, I am working with a whole lot of black.

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.

A bit more black -- a lovely, light, soft and wonderfully wearable scarf.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Love all your projects! I not only have trouble getting pictures of black knitting but find it is difficult to see while knitting unless I have good light, preferably natural light. Looking forward to following the Swirl projects.