I just finished knitting the Wingspan pattern. It is one of those patterns that everyone is making with almost 10,000 Wingspan projects on Ravelry. I did not know it was a popular pattern when I decided to knit one. All I knew is that I liked how this yarn, Plymouth's Gina, looked in a sample at a shop. Fast forward a year and I finally got around to casting on. I had knitted one skein before I realized I had made a mistake and had to pull it out and start over. Somewhere I had read the pattern was better with an I-cord cast on, and started again with an I-cord cast on. I kind of like how I-cords look on knitted things and added an applied I-cord edge. Next came the I-cord cast off. I even decided since things were going so well I would add an I-cord loop for a button. I may have over estimated my knit abilities on that one because the loop looks a little clunky. Okay, a lot clunky. After reflecting on the loop I am going to pull it out and try again to make it look less ugly. Notice, I did not say perfect, just better. I-cords and loops aside, I really love how the yarn striped up and this pattern was a lot fun to knit. In fact I have seen several variations of this pattern on Ravelry and I may want to try one of those too. My wingspan is not perfect, but enjoyed the knitting.
Notice I am hiding the ugly button loop in the photo