Sweater KAL Poll
As Fall officially begins, my head is filled with dreams of cozy sweaters. (No one is surprised by this.) So now I have a few questions for you. Click this link to share your thoughts about a potential sweater class or knitalong.
Last week, we showed you Susurro, one of two new yarns arrived from Malabrigo, and this week, we’d like you to meet Verano. Verano is a 100% Pima cotton in a versatile light worsted/DK weight. Each 100g skein is 205 yds, and we' have eight vivid brights that are subtly tonal, plus a gentle neutral beige. Check out my progress on the Waffles baby blanket, below. Three skeins will make a perfectly-sized stroller blanket.
If you’ve wanted to try out Addi’s new Rocket Squared needles, we have the middle range of sizes in a 16” circular length . Make a quick hat to see what you think—and if you’re interested in additional sizes, I’m happy to order more!
Next week, we are expecting the arrival of four new yarns from Berroco, including one I was specifically searching for to make the vest version of Newel, a design from Paula Pereira I saw as part of the Wool People 13 trunk show in Salt Lake City. You’ll see more of the yarn once it arrives, but I had the chance to swatch it before ordering. So here is the tiniest of teasers, and I think you’ll like the ten colors I chose for a rich autumn palette.
Travelling as a passenger in a car for nearly 24 hours allowed me to finish the Wheat scarf in record time. Immediately after knitting, it measured approximately 6” x 60”, after blocking, it is a generous 7 1/2” x 80”. Two skeins of any worsted weight yarn are enough to complete this great basic accessory.
Waffles, a reversible baby blanket with a four row repeat, is about halfway done. Malabrigo’s Verano cotton feels great, and is pleasant to knit even on metal needles! (I normally knit plant fibers on wood, but didn’t have the right size wood tips with me when I started this.)