this one is doing dual duty as a sample for the up coming yarn shows and as a sweater for the impending this winter. win win!
i did the buttons differently, making the holes with the applied i-cord. that was new to me and fun to try. i am always thinking i want colored buttons, and then i find that i like the neutral ones better at least 50% of the time.
on ravelry here.
this whacking big skein is a commission.
subtle stripes, without all the stripes being even
i’m always surprised with what the subtle stripes look like when done, i never would have predicted how strong the green would be plied with the teal! i also added in a bit of red/purple for contrast.
i cannot wait to see the finished sweater!
first of all, thank you for your kind comments on the daybreak shawl! definitely a successful knit.
cosymakes snapdragon – light fingering
on ravelry here
and the spinners bonus – falkland top!
all going up in the shop today. this yarn would work fabulously for shawls (perhaps the daybreak shawl, like the one i just made or citron). it would also look lovely lovely lovely in garter stitch. i don’t know what it is about fine yarn and garter stitch. i think i’m addicted :)
also a bit of semantics change. i was calling my dyeing and spinning business cosySpins, but it appears that more than one person bought hand dyed yarn from me and thought it was handspun. so in an attempt to nip this in the bud, all yarns are now called cosymakes.
for this round, these are one-off skeins. next time i’ll get some larger quantities, promise! i really really like this weight of wool. it’s the kind of wool i’d use for my jonah pattern, but also for shawls and fine colorwork. i’m currently knitting it in garter stitch on size 7 needles and am very pleased with how it is coming out.
today i bought my first sweater lot – not including the carnation pink lamb’s pride bulky from when i first started knitting that is a partially put together sweater in the frog pile. that would be 7 years of unfinished, folks. and probably a bad idea to begin with. all other sweater lots were given to me.
while at my local yarn store today, i could not resist this pile of dark, ugly green (ugly meaning ugly in a good way and i love it) aslan trends invernal. i am thinking i will use it to make kingscot. i’ve been waiting for something dkish weight to call my name ever since i first saw this sweater and it has finally happened. of course, i won’t have any time to knit it until mid march, but you know. it’s awfully exciting anyway!
p.s. applied i-cord. before or after blocking? i’ve never done it before. any opinions would be great!