I recently completed a sweater that incorporated this skein of handspun that I wrote about a little while ago.
The 2 x 2 tubular cast-on gives a very firm but stretchy edge to your knitting. It is meant for an edging that is knit 2, purl 2 ribbing.
This hat has been knit just in time for the warm weather. It’s another project from Buachaille Seven Skeins 2015.
The pattern uses a 2 x 2 tubular cast-on. This cast-on is fiddly, but gives the hat a perfectly firm yet stretchy edge.
Pattern: Bunnet (striped) by Kate Davies
Needles: US 4, US 3
MC: Between Weathers, used 42 g
CC: Squall, used 6 g
Drum carders are built for blending together different fibers. This batt is a blend of undyed Corriedale, silk, and alpaca.
Right as 2015 was winding down, I was binding off the second project from Kate Davies’ Seven Skeins 2015 club.
This cowl is perfect for those cold days when the wind wants to let you know it’s there. It’s been worn many times already (as has the first project, the Baffies).
The yarns: MC: Islay (teal) – approx. 40g
CC1: Haar (light grey) – approx. 42g
CC2: Highland Coo (reddish orange) – approx. 3 g
The needles: US 7, US 6
The cowl is roughly 9 inches wide and 10 inches long.
The nice thing about socializing with other fiber folk (besides the fact that they get your obsession with wool) is that you learn new things.
Case in point: Most of the fiber I spin is either mostly unprocessed or undyed roving. But once in a while, a hand-dyed braid speaks to me.
The red scarf is currently soaking and will soon be blocked, dried, fringed, and sent off. So I’m on to the next deadline-sensitive project, the Shale Baby Blanket by Brooklyn Tweed. I doubt it will be done before the new little person arrives, but soon enough to use over the winter.
When I saw that Kate Davies was making her own yarn, I could not resist and signed up immediately for her Seven Skeins Club. The club offered members seven 50-gram skeins (each in a different color) and seven weeks of patterns.
I can’t say enough good things about the way this club was put together. Every part and every detail are so well thought out. The patterns are designed to maximize the use of the 120-yard skeins and are delightful little projects. (I tend to do large, long-term projects, so the quick knits are a nice change.) She also offers pattern options like a stranded (two colors at a time) version and a striped version (one color at a time). AND a spreadsheet to track yarn usage. Although the club was a one-time event, the yarn and patterns will be made available to all.