Malabrigo beauty…

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First off, I’m delighted to say that my Fair Isle hat pattern is now available on the loveknitting website here.

 

 

 

 

 

Also, while I’m here, I’m showing you this. Because I started it more moons ago than I care to remember, and I STILL haven’t finished it.

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I called it “The Husband Jumper” and I have promised, promised, that I will finish it…. like… now… but….

Right.

To news!

Check out this absolute gorgeousness…

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Malabrigo Mecha in Polar Morn and Candombe colourways.

It. Is. Divine.

Squishy 100% merino wool gorgeousness.

And when it arrived… well… I just had to start a jumper. I mean, you get it, right? I may have about 3 million wips as it is, but this. *sigh* It had to be done.

So – here was my first progress picture of my new top-down, round yoke, fairisle design:

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I’m absolutely loving it. From the squishiness of the yarn, through the definition of the stitches, and the beautiful range of colour in each strand.

The yoke is now finished, the sleeves separated off, and the body underway:

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More news as and when I’ve stormed through more!

Ooh, ooh, and actually… do you remember this?

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(It’s the “Stripes and Swirls” pattern here)

Well, I wear it all the time and wanted to make another, only to discover that the yarn is discontinued. Now, that wouldn’t matter – any aran of the right gauge will do – but I really wanted to use the same one.

I have lots of the ecru left, for starters. So it makes sense to make another, but I fancied doing it ‘in reverse’, with the main body in colour and the patterns ‘in relief’ if you like.

Ebay came up trumps this time and I’ve got a lovely greeny-brown to make another with.

Best finish the Husband Jumper first though, eh? (And don’t even get me started on the cardi I promised my mum for her birthday…)

Too much wool, too little time!

 

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