|Monsieur & Madame
A certain sign that spring is really here is that our feathered neighbours are allowed to roam the gardens freely.
The colour is so dark (darker than in the photos) I thought there wouldn't be much point in knitting lots of patterns, but a far better idea to bring out the beauty of the fibres with a lot of stocking stitch. Moss-stitch panels makes it more fun to knit, and the slightly elastic effect is an advantage if I don't get the size exactly right. Knitting it top-down is also a way to make it more interesting and challenging to knit.