Yarns to Love
A lot going on around here, as we near the launch of the MDK Holiday Shop (yes!), the imminent arrival of Norwegians (Arne & Carlos), and the installation of three gigantic garage doors that will make MDK HQ ever more northerly lit.
As for me, I’m mostly dreaming about mohair and silk.
The Joji knitalong is in full swing, yet I am way behind on my efforts, due to an incapacitating combination of finishing Rhinebeck sweaters (success rate: 50%) and indecision about which Joji project from Field Guide No. 22: Grace I’m going to make.
My decision suddenly became very easy once I wandered down the aisle where we keep the Kidsilk Haze. At the moment, Rowan is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Kidsilk Haze. (OK, it’s only the 20th, but it feels like it’s been around since the Hittites.) We love a party too, so we brought in a batch of colors.
How festive is this? I’ve knit beautiful things with this beautiful yarn, and now I have a whole new reason to work with it.
Kay, I have fallen hard for Gossamer. Gossamer is one of the more unusual patterns we’ve ever published, so unusual in fact that we could not in good conscience call it a vest, or a shawl, or a scarf, or a ruana. Fact is, it’s all of the above. Choose your journey.
I like its basic structure, a rectangle with a slice up the middle to make two wide flaps. The buttons are something I never would have thought of, so hats off to you, Joji Locatelli.
This Turquoise shifts in color depending on the light.
Gossamer calls for Kidsilk Haze held double. New ground for me! Who else is making a Gossamer? How’s it going?