I’ve been doing lots of knitting, but most of it won’t be seen for a while. Something that you will see very soon (January!) is a pattern that I’ve done for the Wooly Wonka Small Shawl Heroines Club 2014. Of course you’ll only get the pattern & yarn right away if you’re a member, so now is a great time to sign up (or get someone to buy you a membership as a gift). I’m so proud of this shawlette that it’s almost painful not to be able to share it with you now.
But wait! There is knitting that I can share. Earlier this year I did some swatching for a reversible cabled idea. I played around with some of the cables coming and going. Then I got busy. I kept thinking about this idea and it seemed clear to me that it needed to be in super thick yarn.
This isn’t a “proper” picture, so please bear with me:
I made this scarf with 4 skeins of Lana Grande from Cascade Yarns. It’s only 87 yds (80m) per 100g, so it’s a super bulky yarn. The beauty of that is that it knits up swiftly. This scarf has also got an even quicker cowl-relation (1, 2, or 3 skeins of Lana Grande, depending on how big you want it). The pattern’s just back from the tech editor and almost ready to go. I dare say it’ll be out in plenty of time to still make a scarf or cowl for gift-giving, since the knitting is so quick. On a day like today (-20C/-4F), I want to wrap this scarf around my neck so that it covers my face right up to my eyes!
And now that I’m done with large knitting, my fingers are recovering from the switch back from giganto-needles to US/2.75mm needles while I play with some fingering yarn.