I’ve always been attracted to the pairing of black and white with geometric patterns, stripes and photographs.
One afternoon while browsing through my collection of knitting books, I turned to a page marked with a post-it note and discovered a project on my forgotten “this looks interesting” list. Eureka! An opportunity to use Louisa Harding Yarns‘, Akiko (70% Wool and 30% Alpaca) in cols. 004, 005, 006.
I selected the pattern from, Vogue Knitting, Very Easy Knits, The Best of Very Easy Very Vogue, Split-Color Pullover, designed by Barbara Nudleman and Susan Prince for the Fall/Winter 1984 issue of Vogue Knitting. I decided to color block the sleeves of the sweater, lacking symmetry.
Knitting with Akiko is amazing. There is a slight thickness variation between the colors which affects the drape of the yarn, but does not significantly alter the gauge.