Friday, April 11, 2008
In the studio
Cushion cover, hand dyed and spun wool, garter stitch, intarsia color changes, size 7 cable needle, 24 in.
If you look at the left corner of the piece you can see the color change going up from the corner at a 45 degree angle. The color change will continue diagonnaly across the surface of the cushion. I got these two aqua yarns at a farmer's market last summer. The woman who makes these yarns is a dear, and her colors are quite wonderful. This is worsted weight yarn, so with the size 7 needle it is a firm fabric. It's wonderful "social knitting" because there's not too much concentration required.
The color change is a bit more pronounced in real life, however not a lot. It's going to be a wonderful way to use the last of this handsome yarn. I can't wait to see her colors this year at the Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market!