I have been enraptured by Hazel Knits Artisan Sock yarn from the moment we discovered it. It was one of the first yarns we brought into The Shop, as a batch of yarn for Ann Weaver’s Squad Mitts.
I had a swell time making my Squad Mitts, and the leftovers have had a place of honor on my desk in the Pile of Greatness. Now, after many weeks of contemplation, I’ve hit upon the idea for a supersized, giant fingerless mitt—what many people might call a pullover. A sweater. Whatever!
Four 400-yard skeins of fingering weight yarn is plenty for a pullover (minus a bit for the Squad Mitts, of course). So I dug out my pattern for Carol Feller’s Carpino pullover, which I made with glee a few years ago and have worn like crazy. The ventilated front is just the thing, I tell you.
This new Carpino will pay tribute to the Squad Mitts, and is shaping up to be one of my all-time favorite mashups of yarn and pattern.
One fascinating discovery: my dark gray yarn has blue in it. I never noticed it before.
I’m itching to start the Terrywinkle, the pale lavender. Wendee Shulsen, who created this yarn, writes: “I just never know when inspiration for a color will strike. Often I am struck by the natural beauty of my surroundings, but sometimes I even find inspiration in a friend’s closet. Terrywinkle is a light periwinkle that skews slightly towards purple and was inspired by my friend Terry’s perfectly colored sweater.”