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October 22, 2017

From Sally — Light and Airy Kobolt

Filed under: Updates — surly @ 1:47 pm

I just finished knitting a sweater out of  Woolfolk Luft.  This is an unusual yarn.  It consists of a threadlike cotton webbing surrounding unspun merino — so unspun it almost looks like dryer lint.  Very expensive dryer lint.  That does not sound like a ringing endorsement but let me be clear:  I love this yarn.  It’s incredibly soft, does not seem to want to pill, and feels light as air.  Here is a close up of the yarn in two colors (yes, I bought more).  The cotton webbing is always the same color — it creates a marled effect on dark merino and recedes on a light color.

And here is a close up of the blue yarn with the webbing cut away and the unspun merino feathered out.  As you can see, there is almost nothing to it.


Finally, here are some shots of my finished Kobolt, an oversized funnel neck designed by Sarah Solomon.  This was a quick, easy knit.  My only modification was to add some extra length.  I’ve included a rare “modeling” shot.  You may want to avert your eyes!

October 12, 2017

From Susan — Store These

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 9:34 am

Hi, folks!  Fall really is here!  It is crisp and dark in the mornings, but still gets somewhat warm in the afternoons.

Here are a pair of mittens that I made as a shop sample for The Yarnery.  They are Flint Mittens by Jared Flood.  I used Shelter in color Fossil, and a touch of blue from stash.

People seem to love the pattern, but I don’t think they would be terribly warm, though they look hearty and rustic.  The palm is done with a stitch that could let the breeze through.

As they say on GOT, “Winter is coming!”

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