Thursday, October 22, 2015

Color Play Mohair Wrap

So, I was at my local yarn shop on Monday and I fell in love with a new project!

The pattern is called:  Color Play Mohair Scarf and Wrap, and it is designed by ChurchMouse Yarns and Teas.  (You can look it up on Ravelry.)

The yarn that is used is made by Rowan, and is called Kidsilk Haze Stripe.  (The colorways are designed by Kaffe Fasset!)  You use 4 different colors of variegated balls of yarn, holding 2 strands of yarn together at the same time.

In fact, the wrap is designed to where you hold 2 different colors at the same time and then you switch to holding 2 strands of the same color, progressing through the 4 different balls. 

With the variegated self-striping yarn, this yields a “color play” that you can’t predict and truly unfolds before you as you knit it!

I just cast on today and watching the colors change as I worked was just mesmerizing.  This will be a fun knit.

And hopefully it should also be an easy knit.  It is really just a stockinette body with a seed stitch border.  So, just knits and purls! 

I am thinking that this will be an excellent foil to all my lace knitting.  It’s nice to have different projects of varying difficulty, and I think this one will be really special.

I’ve always said that Rowan Kidsilk Haze (or Kidsilk Crack, as some knitters call it!) is so beautiful on its own that you could just do the knit stitch with it and it would be gorgeous.

In this project, the variegated colors and the soft mohair will take center stage.  No fancy stitches, just inches upon inches of joy, and hopefully a wrap made out of clouds at the end.

I’ll letcha know…  J

Lucky Dog

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