I finally got around to photographing the Silk Garden version of my Halfobi pattern, so now I can share it with the world!
I made the medium size again and used a little less than 6 skeins of Noro Silk Garden in color 205. If you want to use Silk Garden for your Halfobi, which comes in 3 size options, you'll need 5 (6, 7) skeins of yarn.
What's great about the Silk Garden version is the color changes, of course. I thought for a second that I might try to make the two halves symmetrical, then I came to my senses and just let the color changes happen freely. It tuned out that the two fronts are similar but not identical, but the sleeves are completely different. But you don't notice because the overall look is very cohesive, and who can argue with the genius that is Noro yarn?
I've updated the Halfobi pattern page to include information on knitting it with Silk Garden.
Yarn: 6 skeins Noro Silk Garden color 205
Needles: US size 7
Started: March 2007
Finished: March 2007
Luckily I got a copy of this pattern and wear mine all the time but mine is in just plain black…this looks amazing!!!!!
June 20, 2007
Love. Love it in silk garden. I have my copy, now what to knit it in?