I wanted something simple to show off a skein of TFA Olive that I picked up – I wanted something for my neck, with just enough pattern to look interesting but little enough that the beautiful colour in the yarn could really shine.
I chose the Age of Brass and Steam – a free pattern on Ravelry by Orange Flower. What a quick knit, it cast on Saturday and was blocking the following Saturday. Easy, mindless and beautiful. The simple construction allows the varigated yarn to really take centre stage. For some reason, though I’ve been in love with Olive for a while this is the first skein of it I actually bought, so I felt pressured to find just the right pattern for it.
One skein of TFA DK weight yarn goes a long way, so the only pattern mod I made was that I kept going for a while after the last eyelet row.
In retrospect I probably should have stopped at the last eyelet row, because I kept going the edges have a tendency to curl that no amount of blocking will fix. I love it anyways though – it’s hard not to, just look at that colour!
I give this pattern the thumbs up for sure – definitely recommend!