Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Models

There were a few more garments in the box that arrived yesterday from Lynda.

Pattern: Nebbiolo by Thea Colman (purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: 4 balls of Filatura di Crosa Charly

From Thea
Nebbiolo is a cozy, bulky cowl that can be worn either long or short, wrapped around the neck. The word “nebbia” is from the Italian for fog, and this would be just perfect on a cold and foggy day to add a little warmth and brightness to your mood!
I think bulky yarn needs a distinct and bold motif like this one. It’s a combination of cables and lace diamonds - the cables showcase the squooshiness of the merino and the lace gives the cowl a bit of lightness and texture.

Pattern: Drop City by Kitman Figueroa (purchased on Ravelry)
This is the wider version. There is a narrower version to the pattern. If you make the narrower version there is lots of yarn to make it longer.
Yarn: 2 balls of Noro Taiyo Sock

From Kitman
This is definitely a mindless addictive knit that goes nicely with any variegated yarn; either the short or long repeats. I have made four of these reversible shawlettes using fingering and worsted weight. The results are equally lovely!
Not only that this is a simple knit, its size can easily be modified too. Looking for a yarn busting project? This will be a good one. 
There is no specific gauge to follow for this knit but I will recommend to use small needle to get a tighter tension.

A quick note about yesterday's post. A couple of people asked about the colour of Beth's scarf. She used 7841 Wild Paisley. 

Kiko is a 'crafted and playful' super chunky yarn and comes in a fabulous range of quirky, smudgy colours. This wool rich blend is ideal for beginner and experienced knitters. There are a number of easy knit leaflets for men, women, girls and boys. Kiko is machine washable and knits to all of Sirdar's Super Chunky Leaflets.
See the shades-we have them all...

51% Wool
49% Acrylic
Ball weight:
40m approx, 44y approx
Needle size:
9 sts to 12 rows on 10mm needles

Big Brother just started so I need to sign off and pick up my needles. There wasn't much knitting last night and none today at work. I'm falling behind my self imposed deadline.

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