Thursday, 20 April 2017

A perfect holiday knit... new shop sample!




This is our version of Joji Locatelli's 3-color cashmere cowl. A narrow cowl with eyelets, stripes, purl bumps and lace.  It's knitted in 4ply at a loose tension so it's lightweight and drapey.  We've used the fabulous Socks Yeah! in Benitoite, Danburite, Ruby.

folded into itself - great effect and very squishy.

Knitted during the Easter holiday (car travel, caravan, restaurant/pub) I can highly recommend this as a perfect holiday knit...

Why?
  • it's knitted in the round on circular needles - so it's more portable to carry around
  • it's knitted using one needle - so you don't need to carry multiple sizes
  • there is nothing too taxing, so you can pick it up and put it down, or chat and drink without worrying about losing your place (just make sure you mark the start of your round)
  • the pattern is written in sections, so you can feel you're making progress and you can look ahead to the next bit - which is always motivating
  • once you cast off, and sorted your ends, you can wear it.  Although it does benefit from a gentle wash and a flat drying!
Why Socks Yeah!?
  • soft but not floppy, it's 75% merino (the 25% nylon makes it hard wearing)
  • subtly marled
  • great stitch definition
  • 50g hanks, so you're not breaking into 100g hanks of 4ply.  And although you'll have some leftovers - they'll be perfect for heels and toes on socks.
  • there are 16 shades to choose from.  You can be bold, subtle, bright, dark, pastel...  or indeed knit it all in one colour!
{photo credit - Rachel Coopey}

The cowl is in the shop, and the pattern is available to buy on Ravelry... oh and we have all 16 shades of Socks Yeah! in the shop!

You can see our project page on Ravelry here.