Hi everyone. It has been a while since i have blogged, and I feel that it is a great way for me to show you what I’m knitting and designing in terms of patterns and yarns.
The Stained Glass Knitalong (Starts September 1)
Color 101 shown in Merino Cloud came out in 2004, it was one of our first colors at Artyarns but we are dyeing it a new blended way. So it’s actually like a completely different skein. Many are pairing it with the gorgeous new 378 Citron colorway for our upcoming Stained Glass Knitalong large version of the shawl using 2 skeins of Merino Cloud.
I can’t wait to see them combined in this design.
Thankfully, Anna of Knitique Yarns is helping me test-knit this shawl, and I get to see her wonderful colors. Here’s a sneak peek of her version:
And of course i have to show you the original version in colors 2368 and 525:
The 200 Yard Version of the Stained Glass Knitalong:
The smaller version uses 2 skeins of Beaded Silk and Sequins (I also used colors 2368 and 525) and you can see it here:
Note that it increases on every single Brioche Row (8 increases on 4 Brioche Rows) as compared with the large version that increases just 4 increases on 4 Brioche Rows. This makes the shape get curvier more quickly, and that works out well with less yarn.
I was really fortunate to have Lucinda of Mont-Tricot as my test knitter on this version, and she made it using 2 skeins of Beaded Silk and Sequins in colors 528 and 246.
Ok I am off to listen to some music (Mark Knopfler, so excited) and will blog more later…. I can see that this can become addictive.