Hopefully making for an engaging knitting project.
The construction is simple with only seaming on the hood and a few corners. Edging gives the piece a nice finish and body. I've broken up the edging so that there would always be a manageable number of stitches. The mitred corners are simple and tidy. I am currently wishing away the warm....actually, really really hot weather so that I can bundle myself in my woolies again!
The prototype for this piece was knit in Malabrigo Rios. Rios is superwash merino. Also sturdy and soft and a delight to work with. I am fond of superwash! The most noticeable difference is how dynamic the cables become working with a kettle dyed yarn.
It's really interesting to see how working with different yarns can totally change the overall feel of a garment. It can really bring out the inner artist and let a knitter really bring their own personality to a design.