I got back to Nashville just as that shipment of yarn from Spincycle arrived. Beelined for it, of course!
Spincycle is a particular favorite of mine. You know this. All that twirly twiney three-ply color craziness is just the thing to set me off on a major knitting jag.
For a long time, we’ve stocked Dyed in the Wool, the fingering weight version of this unusual yarn. I’ve made all sorts of stuff with it.
Now, it’s time for Dream State, the worsted-weight version.
The pattern that has me in its thrall? Nightshift, the shawl that works that mesmerizing slip-stitch mosaic pattern at a larger gauge.
It’s pure fun, this project. (Find your bundle here!)
The simplest of shapes, a big triangle that grows as you knit.
And I-cord edges that are worked as you go—not added after the fact.
Even the finishing is made easy: the I-cord tube edges make the perfect hiding places for the yarn ends. Just thread the end on a tapestry needle, slide it down the tube, and poof! Done!
And! Brand New! Inclinations!
Andrea has just launched a new Dream State shawl, this one called Inclinations.
It is devilishly irresistible, this new pattern, so I will be diving in on it as soon as I finish this Nightshift.
Thank you, Andrea, for swamping me with these designs. And thanks to Spincycle for giving me so much fun with this yarn.