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Pattern: Aubade by Nataliya Sinelshchikova featured in Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 32: Spring 2020
Yarn: BC Garn Bio Balance (fingering) & Berroco Aerial (lace)
It’s such an honor to be part of Fancy Tiger’s Brand Ambassador team again! This time I chose Aubade by Nataliya Sinelshchikova. It was from the Pom Pom Quarterly Spring 2020 issue. This pattern has been sitting in my queue since it was released and I was intrigued by its intricacy. I am glad I finally have the opportunity to give this project a shot!
I was really intimidated by the pattern description. I don’t know how many times I looked at the description since I added this project to my Ravelry queue! For some reason, two colors and two types of yarn really confused me. I had a real hard time figuring out which color was MC and which was CC. I debated to just go with DK instead of combining a fingering weight and a lace weight. In the end, I chose BC Garn Bio Balance for the fingering weight and Berroco Aerial for the lace!
BC Garn Bio Balance is 55% wool and 45% organic cotton. It’s really soft and seemed perfect for spring! I used Skylight as MC and Taupe as CC. I used two skeins for each color. For the lace weight, I used Silver as MC and Driftwood as CC. Three skeins of MC and two skeins of CC.
Before actually diving in the pattern, I was also a bit intimidated by the intricacy of the design. However, once I started the project, it was actually incredibly easy. I am always amazed by designers who use simple techniques to come up with interesting designs. For this pattern, it was just wrap your needle a few times and slip in the next row.
The most difficult part of knitting this project was keeping the two strings of yarn together. I am the type of knitter who doesn’t look at my needles when I am knitting stockinette. In this case, there would be times when I looked back on my work, some stitches were only hanging on the lace - somehow I missed the fingering weight!
The finishing measurements are 46 inches around the body and 20 inches from shoulder to bottom. I’m happy how this pullover turned out and I love the folded hem to finish the project!
Now moving on to the next project. 🙂