Sunday, June 14, 2009

A new project

Elizabeth asked which pattern and yarn I used for the modular sweater. It is P90 from Artyarns and the yarn is their Regal Silk and Beaded Silk.

It is amazing how quickly fat needles and yarn can create fabric! Especially if one's mood is in tune with the knitting. I started this on Wed at the doctor's office and am knitting it in my usual style. A few rows here and there in between other things. So it is going fast even though I make mistakes and tink back to fix them. Fortunately, I find them relatively quickly because I'm checking as I go.

It is a simple feather and fan wrap/shawl for a friend's daughter. I've been making things for the girls I've seen growing up but I am way late on this one. It is a surprise so I don't have a deadline. I missed the deadline: the wedding - so it is late in any case.

It is looking very pretty. The yarn is some Plymouth Outback Mohair I picked up from Elann years ago.
It is fluffy and light as air. I am knitting it on US size 13 needles.

I''ve been on a bit of yarn-buying spree this week. First, I bought some Rowan Calmer from Jannette's Rare Yarns in Onyx and Khaki. She has really great prices on discontinued colors.
Then I was attracted by the Knitters Review article on this mink/cashmere yarn from Great Northern Yarns. It arrived almost immediately, accompanied by a hand written note from the owner of the company!
Here's a close-up. This is the natural color. It is a bit thicker than I anticipated but will make a nice scarf or shoulder shawl. I have about 450 yds.
That is all for this week. I am busy planning my next project as I knit on this one. But more on that later.


Vicki said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the mink yarn. The feather and Fan mohair shawl is looking lovely.

Dr. Steph said...

That's pretty--both the yarn and the shawl.