One of the greatest things about The Fiber Factor was seeing all of the amazing work my co-contestants did. Each challenge there were so many patterns that made me groan, “I want to knit that!” Not being overburdened of time and working on my own projects meant that I didn’t get to actually make any of the cool stuff the others designed.
Except for Crossbones Style.
She was made in the break between Challenge 4 and Challenge 5, and she is glorious. Steve got it 100% right in his video when he says that you cannot tell what a great pattern this is until you knit it! It’s all seed stitch and basket weave, but it’s knit in the round and the sections are all mathematically related . . . it’s terribly simple but terribly ingenious and I accidentally made mine taller than it’s supposed to be, just because I liked it so much.
My enthusiasm may seem disproportionate to the uninitiated.
I haven’t yet decided if I’m going to keep her. She is currently living in my Long Term Planning Bin (where the giftables live) but I may end up stealing her out if it ever gets cold in Texas. Or I may just knit another one. I have three unknit balls of Kenzie left and this one weighs 143 grams. Sounds perfect to me.