Monday, February 27, 2017

Wool in Soft Colors

Work in progress:
Capelet, wool, stockinette stitch, size 13 wood cable needle, 24 in.

This beautiful bulky wool is knitting up quickly - just what I need after working on so many fine gauge projects!

I'll be finishing off the ends, etc. so that it is reversible - I like the reverse stockinette look too.

Two different yarns make this lovely washed out look.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Old Prism Bubble

Triangle Shawl, mixed fibers: wool lurex linen silk nylon, wide rib stitch pattern, size 5 wood cable needle, 32 in

The novelty yarn Bubbles by Prism really makes this fabric.  Bubbles is hardly available any longer because it was produced quite awhile ago, but I got a skein at a local shop that had been stored for a few years and was on the discount shelf. All other yarns perform supporting roles, however they are lovely in themselves.

When I got the Bubbles I knew I wanted to use it with other very subtle colors but I didn't know quite what.  Then I came upon a work in progress that I wasn't liking very much and it happened to involve a lovely lilac linen and a light tweedy gray silk. A fine gauge needle was in orde because of the lace weights in the majority of the yarns. I wanted a more firm fabric than an open lacy one. I developed a color sequence which will have the Bubbles ocurring in a row about every three inches.

The wide rib pattern allows the Bubbles to show on both sides of the fabric.