Today's Doomvember pattern is Alternating Current!
(which I keep wanting to spell "Alternating Currant"...mm, sounds delicious.)
AC is a tall zig-zag cowl knit with Black Trillium Fibre Studio's Pebble Worsted in the gorgeously neon "Lightning Bug" colorway and the near-black "Inkwell." When I saw those colors (which happened to be right by each other in the Black Trillium online color catalog) I knew I had to do something electric with them- perfect for the cyber-punky, robot-uprising "Kill All Humans" chapter.
And yes, that is a Bender reference.
Styling tip: It's not actually a great idea to buy super awesome space-stripper shoes for an photograph where you only need to show off a cowl... but they really are awesome.
The cowl is knit flat, sideways, using a dead-simple striped zig-zag pattern. It's finished off with a three-needle bind off on the outside of the work, which leaves it with one big, bold, 3-D stripe- not something you notice at first glance, but a neat little detail. It's long enough to pull up over your head (for a cozy cyber-babushka look) or just wear it scrunched around your neck to keep out the chill. (If it's actually cold, though, you may consider wearing a shirt that has shoulders.)
You can find Alternating Current on Ravelry here. Yippee! We'd love it if you'd join us for the rest of the Doomvember tour- tomorrow we head to Sharon Fuller's blog for some desert-nomad-ish goodness.
Doomsday Knits will be released in digital form (with paper to follow) in December- you can preorder the book right now through Cooperative Press!