My first FO of 2012! Towards the end of this project, I never thought it was going to be finished, but then, as if by magic, the very last fat stripe was done and I was casting off. Amazing!
Pattern: Stripe Study by Veera Valimaki. Yes, just about everyone has knit this. Something about the stripes, the garter stitch, and the clever, but easy pattern. Not to mention the great photography and yarn colour choice. You can't underestimate the power of good project photographs to sell patterns!
Time: 30 August 2011 - 8 January 2012
Modifications: I did 13 orange stripes (the pattern has you knit 12). Mainly because I had enough yarn. As it turns out, I had to omit the very last 2 rows of orange, because I would have run out, but it is a very forgiving pattern, and so this isn't really noticeable. Otherwise, I knit the pattern as written. It ended up being 60"/153cm in length and 27"/68cm in depth (pre-blocked - I haven't actually blocked it yet!)/