Shadow, Designed by Olga Buraya-Kefelian. Published in Wool People Volume 1.
Knitted inaran wool in green fleck from Kerry Woolen Mills
Another completed project, another one knit from my yarn stash. My new year is off to a good start, knitting-wise. The yarn for this sweater was a gift from my dad. He brought it back from a trip to Ireland a couple of years ago. Dear all world-traveling friends and family: yarn makes a great souvenir.
Jared Flood’s Wool People, Shelter and Loft collections are on the road to supplanting Rowan or Kim Hargreaves as my go-to pattern source. Although with the amount of knitting I”m getting done lately there’s room for all three!
I have a feeling I’ll be wearing this sweater a lot. And now on to the next project!
Burnham, Designed by Leila Raabe. Published in The LOFT Collection.
Knitted in Rowan Harris 4-ply in shade 018 and Rowanspun 4-ply in shade 709 (both discontinued)
I mentioned in my last post that I’m trying to get rid of my yarn stash. For this project I used two different 4-ply yarns from Rowan. They’ve been in my stash for at least 3 years, waiting for the right pattern.
I LOVED this pattern. Firstly, I haven’t done any colourwork in a while, and I’ve wanted to get back into it. Secondly, it has some good traditional elements (eg. the braid on the cuff, the cross pattern) but also seems fresh, with the pendleton-esque pattern on the outward facing side. It worked well with my yarns, which weren’t exactly of the same gauge. I ended up using the rowanspun 4-ply doubled, after some trial and error and it was a bit thicker as a result and gave an embossed effect.
Enough geeking out about the pattern – they’re also WARM. I plan to make another pair in Loft, once I’ve got room in my life for new yarn.
Baby Surprise, Designed by Elizabeth Zimmerman. Published in The Opinionated Knitter.
Knitted in Noro Kureyon in colour 182 (possibly discontinued)
One of my goals this year is to get rid of most of my yarn stash, even if it means giving it away. I’ve got some lovely stuff, but having it sitting around just makes me feel guilty and I’d rather get supplies as I’m ready to use them. It seems I’m not the only one with this idea.
A colleague of mine brought in some unwanted balls of kureyon in as garish a colourway as possible. It made my eyes scream it was so bright, but I knew it would be perfect for a baby surprise. If you’re a knitter you know all about this pattern and have probably made it a bunch of times. I’ve made it a handful of times – the pattern is genius.
I picked out some wooden buttons to tone down the brightness, and added some 1×1 ribbing to lengthen the sleeves. It should brighten up the winter for my niece and anyone who sees her in it!