Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Modern Wrapper

I just found this free pattern from Rowan on Facebook. The colours are stunning! Great job Martin.
Knit this beautiful fairisle cardigan, the member’s monthly exclusive free pattern for May. Designed by Martin Storey and using the stunning yarn Felted Tweed (merino wool and alpaca). With a gorgeous colour stitch pattern, short set-in sleeves and contrasting bands, this knitting pattern is for the experienced knitter
Download the pattern...

I love fairisle knitting. Somehow knitting with two colours in a row makes it seem to go faster (and less boring) than knitting with a single colour. I have the pattern printed and pulled the colours off the shelf. Lynda and Ann are both going to need knitting projects next week. This might be put in the mail to one of them.

Mr. Canada Post brought in the box of patterns from Churchmouse Yarns this morning.
The Modern Wrapper pattern was in the box
The Modern Wrapper walks the line between cozy and chic, snuggly and sleek; an oversized piece designed with thoughtful details to fit well and stay on the shoulders in a softly draping fabric to flatter every body. Wear it around the house, or dress it up a little for town. We mixed a strand of tweedy wool or smooth alpaca-blend fingering-weight yarn with lace-weight mohair on nice big needles for luxurious drape and a quick knit. Customize the fit by adjusting sleeve length.
Approx. 1350 yds / 1234m of an equivalent fingering-weight yarn and a lace-weight mohair yarn, held together. 
Depending on what fiber combination you choose, your finished piece will sport unique characteristics. 
You'll learn a new short-row technique too! We chose to mark the working strand of yarn as we turned, rather than the more familiar wrap & turn method. Later, you'll use the marker to lift the turning strand onto your left needle so you can work it together with the next st to close the turning gap. Give it a try — it's easy!
Color Play is almost done. I think there is about 11" to go. Normally my phone gets the colours pretty true outside but this one is off. The gold around her neck is really lime green.
Dinner out tonight at the Keg. YUMMY!! The only bad thing about it is that dinner isn't quick and it will cut into my knitting time.

Who is going to make it to the Survivor Finale? It is going to be interesting tonight.

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