Every year there is also a special event such as a quilting display or a Japanese knitting exhibition which is always magical.
I returned back to the USA filled with ideas and renewed enthusiasm, and within a few hours had ordered a whole boxful of yarns! There was a beautiful cream colour merino yarn, two different blues and a wonderful combination of rich chocolate brown and russet.
However it really comes into its own when two different coloured yarns are used. Usually a stripe will look good when seen from the right side, but turn it over and there is a little line of two-colour "purl bumps" which mar the wrong side. You can try to ignore them or even embrace them and make part of your design, but they are almost always there.
But here . . .
It really is quite intriguing from that point of view and I can see why it is such a popular stitch.
The pattern is available for immediate download here so you can start work on it straight away. It will be perfect for some fireside knitting during the holidays.
I do hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends. See you next year!
Until then - Happy Knitting!