Head Gardener's Log, October 26th, 2020
Make It Monday
This fun wrap, called the Waterfall Wrap (or Wrap NSL023 on Ravelry) is knit out of a textured sport weight yarn from Noro, called Silk Garden Sock Solo. This blend of silk, wool, mohair and nylon makes a beautifully textured fabric, with each fiber taking the dye a little differently. The construction of this vest is a rectangle with holes for the arms. The little bit of lace on either edge lends some interest without overwhelm. Given the simplicity of the stitch, the vest would look equally stunning when knit with Silk Garden Sock, a self-striping version of the same yarn. Vertical stripes would make it a flattering layer for any body!
If interested in the vest, here are the sizes available: X-Small 28/30" bust (Small 32/34" bust, Medium 36/38" bust, Large 40/42" bust, X-Large 44/46" bust). Following are yarn quantities: 4 (4, 5, 6, 6) balls. Please include in your notes that you would like a copy of the pattern (free with purchase!).
Shop HERE for Silk Garden Sock Solo
Shop HERE for Silk Garden Sock
Regular price: $21
NOW $13 a ball!
New In The Shop (virtual AND brick & mortar)!
Huasco Aran by Araucania Yarns
This is a sturdy blend of superwash wool and polyamide, in a heavier weight that is PERFECT for high wearing items such as socks or mittens. The exciting color variety in each skein makes it a great option for a simple pattern.
$23.95 per skein
Nuna by Mirasol
The silk and viscose in this luscious yarn will make a fabric with superb drape and shine. Think shawls, cowls, yoke colorwork sweaters... anything that will touch your skin!
$14.95 a hank
Making No. 10 / Intricate
And last but not least, the newest issue of Making is available this week. This issue is called No. 10 / Intricate and flipping through the pages of this beautifully made book is a feast for the senses. You can almost smell the crisp autumn air in the photography, the smooth pages feel thick and substantial, and the projects are inspiring!
|What's On My Needles
I'm working on several small things right now, after finishing up two pretty big ones; my Spark Cardi and my pocket wrap. The pattern for the latter should be coming soon... I need to go see my friend Carolyn at The Hen House to find some suitable fabric to line the pockets with. I think this will serve two functions. One, it will help keep the pockets from stretching out, and two, it will be an additional layer for extra warmth!
My Dissent Cowl is coming along with a deadline creeping up quickly. I cast on this quick hat for a shop sample (which will just happen to fit me!) to feature the Huasco Aran. I am totally enamored with the way the colors in this yarn look with seed stitch.
I'm also working on some samples for Wednesday night's Virtual Yarn Tasting. It's going to be so much fun, I can't wait to see who actually waited to open their box!
Thank you for choosing to spend your time with me today. Stay well and stitch on!