Organic Studio Worsted
This is a yarn for the ages. From Karida Collins’s dye kitchen in Baltimore comes a new certified organic, environmentally friendly merino yarn.
We are going to start with Karida Collins’s Simple Swoncho and Flash Cap patterns in MDK Field Guide No. 18: Beginnings—and just keep going.
Please note: The Simple Swoncho and Flash Cap patterns appear in MDK Field Guide No. 18: Beginnings, available in both digital and print editions. Be sure to add a copy of MDK Field Guide No. 18 to your cart at checkout!
Specs & Details
Scroll down for skein requirements for the Simple Swoncho and Flash Cap.
Karida Collins’s Simple Swoncho design in MDK Field Guide No. 18: Beginnings was a love-at-first-sight knit for us. We took a flying leap into its stylishly fitted sleeves, like it was Patrick Swayze at the talent show.
A swoncho is a hybrid garment: the popover ease of a poncho, with the practicality of sleeves (so you can carry things, for one thing).
For a quick, gratifying worsted-weight project, the Flash Cap is low-dose colorwork at its zippiest.
The yarn for both? Karida’s new creation, Organic Studio Worsted.
Like the other yarns featured in Field Guide No. 18—all from Neighborhood Fiber Company—Organic Studio Worsted is milled from GOTS-certified organic wool, which is machine washable, but without the chemical superwash process. The 100-percent merino wool is minimally processed and butter soft. Nobody puts Organic Studio Worsted in the corner—it’s destined for greatness.
How many skeins of Organic Studio Worsted will you need?
1 skein each of 2 colors
6 (7, 8, 9, 9, 9) skeins to fit bust sizes 30–38 (36–44, 42–50, 48–56, 54–62, 60–68)“ [76–96.5 (91.5–112, 106.5–127, 122–142, 137–157.5, 152.5–172.5) cm]
— Bust: 42.5 (47.25, 53.5, 60, 64.75, 69.5)“ [108 (120, 136, 152.5, 164.5, 176.5) cm]
— Length to top of shoulder: 26 (27, 28, 29, 29, 30)” [66 (68.5, 71, 73.5, 73.5, 76) cm]