We’re going to consider this a lesson on the virtues of swatching. I’m dying to do something with this yarn (from Spun Right Round, the color name is Bug Jar, because I know one of you is going to want it too). But speckled yarn seems to require a bit of extra care in pattern selection.
It seems that things with a lot of stockinette show it off best. But as much as I like wearing things with great huge swaths of stockinette, I can’t actually stand knitting it. So the most low key way I could think of to break it up was a bit of slip/cross action. But even sticking to that, there’s still some room for variation.
I think I’ve settled on a version I’m happy with. I’ll cast on when my shiny new needles get here (I’m having a fight with the needles up there and they need to spend some time in time out). I’ve got oodles of yarn, so I’ll likely do a little set. I just need to decide if it wants to be a hat and cowl or a hat and mitts or maybe mitts and a cowl…