March 22, 2022

Stripes! Yarn Folk

I do love a good stripey project. A quick meander through my Ravelry project pages will confirm...



Breathe & Hope

Vanilla Is the New Black

Nalya Wrap


East Fork Pullover



Well, you get the idea. I could go on, and apparently, I'm about to! (See below.) Combining colors--trying out different combinations--is just so much fun.


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…to learn (and do)

three red and orange skeins of yarn with the words "Yarn Folk talks"


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…to inspire

So then, about those stripes.... I'd almost decided on my next sweater project when Tif Neilan's Stripes of Joy Sweater popped into view. And even though the sweaters I was dreaming on back in this blog post are still all in the queue, something about these stripes...on a unifying background...compelled me to pull almost every color of Berroco Lanas off the shelf to audition combinations. I did settle on one, but I'll be sharing some other contenders this week on Instagram and Facebook

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I finished the Mondim Socks from Andrea Mowry, and immediately wound a skein of Vesper Sock I'd added to my own stash. And once I cast them on, I had to keep knitting. To see the next stripe! These will just be a basic pair--I've cast on 64 stitches, knit 20 rounds of 2x2 ribbing, and then transitioned to 3x1 broken garter rib (round 1--knit all stitches, round 2--K3 P1). I might do a garter stitch short-row heel from Jen Arnall-Culliford, and if I keep knitting this sock at the current pace, I'll need to make this decision sooner, rather than later.

I also cast on for a color-blocked version of Annabella's Cowl in the wonderfully squishy Wool Addicts Honor. While the yarn company name is Wool Addicts, this yarn is actually a brushed suri alpaca blend, combined with Merino wool. And it flies on size 9 needles!

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