I do this a lot. I'll work on something until it's the way I want it, even if it means it's too much work, too meticulous, or takes too much time. So now I finished Reflect
These multiple speed transitions have occurred before on Pyramid Charlie, which I gave to my sister. The variations create a nice break from the standard angles of single speed groupings. As a second attempt at this technique, I found it easier to keep up with. I remember having to frog back or dig down a few times on Pyramid C, yet this time I understood the dynamics well enough to juggle four simultaneous multi-speed transitions.
A 2x1 rib starts it all off, dropping out to stockinette before angling into the alternating seed ribbing of the central diamond section. All the multi-speed stuff happens at the middle. I did this to tighten up the position of the resulting second diamond. The numerous transitions basically translate to more length, and I wanted that diamond section to sit high in the design.
The native weight of this recycled shetland wool is in the neighborhood of DK, but I split it into lace weight. (The original yarn weight can be seen on Carve Bravo.) It's the kind of yarn that some would consider scratchy, but I happen to think that's a good thing, especially for a hat. Coarser wools repel water better, and with proper care they last for fricken ever.
So yeah. I think I'm gonna pack this one away until I decide what to do with it.