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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Luscious LongSocks

You might be forgiven for confusing these with the Beauteous Boot Socks for they are, in fact, enormously similar…

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However, the BBS are rather too thick to continue to wear through the Spring – early Summer and the late Summer – early Autumn seasons.

So!

The Luscious LongSocks are born.

Knitted with Cascade 220 for the solid colour and Lang Yarns Tosca Light for the graded colour, they are soft, light and still snuggly for chillier days under boots or with shoes, or chilly weekend mornings with your jammies 😉

If you fancy a go at them, you can find the pattern here.

Bring on the boot socks…

Beauteous Boot Socks

I can’t help myself…

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This, of course, is what they are going to look like eventually:

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It’s just that there are a GAZILLION colourways out there, and while there are…. well….

I’ve just got to keep knitting.

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(You can find the pattern here if you fancy whizzing a pair up for yourself or the toes of someone you love – chunky, speedy and super-snuggly)

A passionate affair

Once again, please forgive the knees 😉

But look…

I mean, LOOK.

Stripes, pure wool, bursting with colour…

What’s not to love?

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And once again, they are just perfect with my old faves, the Duckfeet.

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And just in case you were worried…. there are more on the needles. I am too in love to stop just yet.

Drops Big Delight provides those beautiful undulating colours, and Drops Nepal provides the striped relief.


Bliss

And the next ones….? Expect greens…. pinks…. browns…. *wistful sigh*

If you fancy a pop at knitting them, the pattern is here 💜

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