Red Viajante

Yay, a new knitting project! I liked my gray Viajante so much I decided to make another one, this time in bright red. I think more might follow, in other beautiful colors.

Red Viajante

I used Regia 4-ply sock yarn. It’s 75% wool, 25% nylon. On size 6 (4mm) needles, it works up to a lovely drape. Sock yarn rocks!

At one point I had to unravelĀ  a bunch of rounds because I had started the mesh lace too late, with too little yarn left. Unraveling allowed me to have a nice wide border around the bottom.

Red Viajante - front 3

The whole thing takes just under 200g of yarn and knits up really easily. I mean, it’s mostly the knit stitch. You start with garter stitch, knitting back and forth. Then you join it in the round, and just knit knit knit (and increase/decrease as needed) until you’re done. It makes for perfect quiet evenings. And once I figured out I could watch my Craftsy classes while knitting, things got even more perfect. Creating and learning at the same time – win!

And that’s all I have right now. Next up, a dress. See you then!

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2 responses to “Red Viajante

  1. Alexandra – I love this!

  2. Howdy! I found this post by searching for blog posts through the pattern on Ravelry. I’m knitting it right now and am finding the m1 she describes to be nearly impossible to maintain even tension. Given that it’s a nice drape-y garment I’m not sure it matters but seeing that you’ve made two, I’m curious. Did you do the backwards loop twist m1? Did you find it tricky? Thanks!

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