More on yarn weights, plus socks and gnomes
Here’s part two of our discussion of yarn weights. I promised to shoot in landscape this time…but I forgot! The video should be clickable from most browsers, but if it’s not working for you, here is the link: https://youtu.be/4Xttwamgt_4
New shipment of Hayfield Baby Blossom Chunky! This yarn is washable, soft, and works up into the cutest baby blankets, sweaters, and more. We modified Tin Can Knits Malt pattern just slightly (reduced the stitch count from 135 to 105) and knit it on size ten needles. There are lots of new colors, both with and without the pink “flowers.” Need additional ideas for this yarn? Find more here!
Finnish artist Liisa Hietanen crochets and knits life-size three dimensional portraits of her fellow villagers in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. The scale and level of detail in her work are astonishing; perhaps even more so is the fact that she only learned to knit and crochet in 2009. See more of her inspiring work at her website, or on her Instagram feed.
Joji Locatelli’s Hipster Cowl is the perfect place to use an especially soft yarn. Enter Plymouth Yarn Merino Textura. Here, I’ve completed 4.5 out of seven repeats of the stitch pattern. When all seven are complete, I’ll block the piece flat, then remove the provisional cast on and graft the two ends together. The final step will be to add small tassels along the edges.