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Saturday, October 05, 2013

Another Windward

Well, I decided to go to bed last night but now I'm regretting that decision. Melo woke me at 5:30 when the thunder and lightening started and I never got back to a good sleep. I should have gotten up and knit and probably should've stayed up all night. Then I'd have more knitting to show off.

Here it is so far. I'm using 4.5mm needles and the yarn feels great.

An email came through last night from Churchmouse Yarns. As you know, I love their patterns. John and Kit are great people and have given me permission to share pictures with you. And a little secret-new patterns are coming at the end of the month.

They reknit the Easy Fold Poncho in Rowan Colourspun.
From Churchmouse
Our Easy Folded Poncho pattern has a following — knitters who make it again and again, changing the yarn, adding a cowl, styling it every which way.

Rowan's Colourspun is a natural choice for this project with its painterly colorways and supple drape. A little variegated binder thread wraps the lofty wool and mohair roving for a tweedy pop of color. We love the unpredictability of the colors that appear and shift as the fabric forms — no two ponchos are ever alike! 
We have the pattern in the store or you can purchase on Ravelry.

Then there is the Magic Three-Yarn Scarf. You can use anything to make this scarf. There is a 'recipe' card on the pattern to figure out how many stitches to cast on to get the length that you want. Very easy-they've thought of everything.
This scarf is knit in Rowan Kid Classic, Colourspun and Tweed. I don't carry the Tweed but we have many other yarns that will work into the scarf.
Our favorite lengthwise scarf takes advantage of the fact that, since you start with three yarns and change yarn every row, the next one you need will always be waiting right there where you need it – as if by magic! Because you're changing yarns every row, you get a beautifully integrated fabric (not too stripy) with no wrong side. We love the surprising results from the subtle, shifting colorways of Colourspun – that guarantee no two scarves will be the same! When you're choosing a colorway, remember that the more contrasting the yarns, the more stripy the look.
This pattern is in the store or it can be purchased on Ravelry.
This version is knit in Rowan Cocoon. Churchmouse has come up with many colour combinations.

This is called Lavender Field.
811
809
812

Yes, you know that is the first I would show.
The Cocoon color palette is warm, rich and heathered. We couldn't resist swatching a bunch of handsome trios (and a couple of pretty ones), creating high contrast combos, subtle tonal shifts, bold color mixing... but we simply couldn't show all the possibilities. 

Mallard
833
839
813 (out of stock but should be here this week)



Driftwood
806
808
809

Coastline
806
809
813

Storm
803
804
805


I'm so inspired by this scarf that I pulled a few different yarns and gave them to Beth to start one. This is her kind of knitting. Cast on 200 stitches but if it is 199 or 205 the world won't end. The needle size isn't a real big deal either. 6mm or 6.5mm? Won't really matter.

Now back to my knitting. I need to have Windward done in three weeks when I go to Vegas for meetings. Beth from Lorna's Laces will be there and I want to show it off.

2 comments:

elcrafty said...

I love the look of Windward but the first time I knit it I did something wrong and gave up on it. maybe I should go back and try again? any tips??

Linda in Waterloo said...

Interesting to see those colour combos and how they appear when knitted. Yep, it's been hard on some dogs here too with these storm cells.