I have two patterns for you.
That’s rather the point.
One, I hinted at at the end of my last post and I cannot tell you how thrilled I was with the way it turned out.
Knitted in stunning Louisa Harding Amitola, with its shiny silken sheen and delicately changing colours, and Millamia naturally soft merino which holds a stitch like no yarn I’ve used before, the stripes kept me hooked throughout the working of this piece. I was forever impatient as to how the next colour would look blended into the rest.
Here, you can see what I mean:
The ribbing on the cuffs, neck and button band are in the same Millamia wool, in the shade Storm.
It is knitted in the round, top down, with a circular yoke and I blooming LOVE it. It’s light enough to grab as you run out of the door, and warm enough for a snuggly extra layer. I used mother of pearl buttons BUT whilst I think they look beautiful, I have already had to replace 3 broken ones. They are terribly fragile 😦
Anyway, here it is, in all its glory:
The second piece…
…is all together more risqué. But it was equally fun to create.
Knitted and crocheted in Cascade Yarns Ultrapima 100% cotton in sand and taupe, which look to me like a dull gold and silver, it produces a really lovely, airy but sturdy fabric. Perfect for super-hot days / evenings. I would recommend a little dress tape, though – no running after the kids in this one! 😉
So, you’ll need basic knitting and crochet skills for this one and you can find the pattern over here if you fancy giving it a go.
In other news...
This King Cole Galaxy with integral silver sequins became another piece of knitting / crochet fusion which I may well get around to writing up. It’s light and airy and perfect either on its own or as an off-the-shoulder top layer.
And, this jumper in Drops Karisma will be written into a pattern soon, too.
And this cardi, knitted in Drops Karisma and a beautiful hand-dyed yarn all the way from The Flying Kettle in the ol’ U S of A (look her up on Instagram, her stuff is gorgeous!)
Oh, oh, AND, this sweater:
I have an AWFUL LOT of pattern writing to do 🙂
By the way, do you like my t-shirt?
Right, I’d best get on and start writing, then! TTFN ❤