Friday, July 20, 2018

20 July 2018

Two new yarns have hit the shelves:

It's easy to make striped & patterned projects with Heritage Prints! This self-patterning, super-soft yarn is a machine washable blend of superwash merino and nylon - a soft yet sturdy combination! Patterns and stripes emerge all on their own as you work. This yarn is great for a one skein project, socks, Mitts. There are 437 yards per ball.

There are free patterns on the Cascade Yarns website:

Melilla Fingering is a new color changing yarn that contains a generous helping of silk and has long transitions through eight colors per colorway. Use it to add interest to simple designs or to accentuate modular or geometric design components. There are 437 yards of yarn per ball. Great for a single ball project.

This fingering weight version of the yarn is so new that Cascade hasn't even put it up on the website as of yet. Patterns will be available soon. Here's an idea of what the yarn looks like knitted. I don't even have samples of the new colors - it's that new!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

15 July 2018

Well the back and one sleeve are done. The sleeve required maintaining pattern as the increases were worked. I thought that was going to be a big problem. Despite the weirdness of a partial pattern it worked well. It may not make seaming easy but that will be a future problem.

These two pieces used 395gm of JaggerSpun Heathers which works out to most of one cone of 1490 yds. I have another cone that I've started using for the front so there will be plenty of yarn left to work the complete sweater.

It takes four repeats (vertically) to the under arm. I'm on the third repeat for the front. This looks like it will be done in time for a birthday... whew!
These pieces have not been blocked.