Unseasonable knitting

 

I just realised that I forgot to mention that the shop will be closed tomorrow Friday July 25th and will reopen Tuesday the 29th as I will be at the aforementioned Fibre East.

I am going to leave you with these shots of a super satisfying project I haven’t had time to post about yet, my Bailiwick Pullover by Courtney Spainhower. I finished this in May, but just haven’t had any spare time to blog on it yet!

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Knit top down with a saddle shoulder this was a new construction for me and absolutely fascinating to see form.

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I will never get tired of trying new knitting techniques and how marvelous they are! 😉

I knit this one a bit smaller than recommended gauge as I wanted to bring the neck in and also removed the eyelet detailing at the bust. It turned out beautifully in my HEATH 100% ethically farmed merino…the colourway is ‘Nutmeg Marl’.

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An un-superwash merino, this yarn is truly unique as it has a toothy feel, but remains super soft. The stitch definition is DIVINE!Kettle_Yarn_Co_HEATH_Nutmeg_Marl2

You can see all details on my Ravelry project page.

Happy weekend all!

 

Denim – never gets tired.

As most of you have already seen, I’ve started a Waterlily knit-a-long on the Kettle Yarn Co. group page for all of us casting on. I thought it would be fun to share our progress and see all the different versions in one place, so please come over and say hello if you are starting yours soon!

Here is mine at the moment shown in the most ideal knitting location:

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As I’ve been developing some new shades of ISLINGTON the last while, I thought I’d do a post on one of my new favs – Chambray:
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A nice light denim blu,e the colour is perfect for those staple garments that you’ll wear forever:

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Image: left J. Crew, right Chambray

The hue is the exact shade of a chambray shirt I had years ago that I love and wore until it was falling apart! It is destined to become something special for me and I am looking for just the right knit for it already.

Here are a few maybes for spring knitting that would make for amazing staples that I’d wear forever:

Anyone have some other suggestions? Please share!