The vacation contributed a few yarns and a bit of knitting. It’s amazing what you can get done when you don’t have to worry about things like real jobs, cleaning house (ok, let’s face it, that’s pretty low on the priority list anyway), meals, laundry, and so on.
Travel knitting yielded this simple cowl from the last saved skein of the Fluffball 1 yarn. It’s been reserved for a friend and waiting on me for a while, but it’s finally caught up. It’s a simple stockinette stitch pattern knit in the round with pair rows of YO/K2Tog about every seven rows.
Gently blocked, it comes out at 17″x23″, and is long enough to wear doubled. It’s got a good weight, but is nicely flexible.
I hope she likes it.
Fiber: 50/50 Merino/silk top, “Sacre Bleu” colorway, Enchanted Knoll Farm.
Skein specs: Large skein = 1 ply top, 1 ply batts. 180g, 837 yds. Small skein = 2 plies remaining top. 50g, 224 yds. Total yardage: 1061 yds
WPI/TPI: Both skeins 18wpi, 12 tpi.
This is such a lovely fiber blend with marvelous drape and sheen, and Josette did a wonderful job with the colorway. It’s rich, with wonderful depth, and I love it. The skein with the top remnants have a stronger color definition than the larger skein which is plied with the single from the batt since the batt color was more diffused, but they’ll work beautifully together.
Fiber: BFL. “Tipsy Leprechauns” colorway, Enchanted Knoll Farm.
Skein 1 specs: Large skein = top, fractal spun 2ply. 12wp, 9tpi. 220g, 555 yds.
Skein 2 specs: Small skein = spun from batt and chain plied. 100g, 236 yds. 12wpi.
Total yardage: 791 yards
This one was different. I couldn’t decide how to spin it; I was torn between a fractal spin and preserving the color shifts. So, I did both. The top was split and spun as a fractal yarn, and the batt was stripped into its colors and chain plied. They make a rather happy yarn, don’t they?
It will grow up to be an