Having trouble getting your Kinda Magic Sock Yarn to knit up like it shows in the pictures? Here are five tips for how to adjust the pattern and fit to get the most out of your socks!
Mara Bryner of orangeknits has just released her stunning Santa Clara sweater that features an eye-catching colourwork yoke knit in my CLASSIC self-striping yarn. It's shown here in All Together Now, with the sweater body in YOTH Big Sister in Peach .
The pattern calls for about half a skein of self-striping yarn and it is worked held double. All Together Now a great choice because it has a long pattern repeat that works its way through the rainbow just once over the entire yoke.
However, this stitch pattern also shines in a more traditional striping pattern, and Mara has her own version pairing Cathedral Grove with YOTH's Saffron.
It would even be a great way to use up your self-striping leftovers - two different colourways held together would be stunning!
I'm so happy to share my collaboration with Laura Nelkin: Tesserae! This is the January shipment for her fantastic N Club, and will be exclusive to the club for one year.
I've worked with Laura before, and so I knew she was going to push me in new directions. She had some solid ideas of what she wanted: an earthy colour palette and a concept for a "poncho yarn" with lots of colours near the top, drawing attention to the face, and a more subtle body. (Or as I came to think of it, a stripey "pon" and a gradient "cho".)
Laura even did all the math for me, so really my main job was just putting the colours where she told me to. The results are so lovely and different from anything I've ever done before.
Plus, because designing a poncho wasn't enough for her, Laura wrote up a pattern for a shawl too. So, here it is in all its glory: the Flowsaic shawl and poncho!
I've gotten a few emails recently asking how to divide the CLASSIC All Together Now colourway for matching socks. The important thing to notice is that the colourway is not a continuous gradient and instead does have stripes (24 total). Once you can see them it's much simpler to find the colour you're looking for!
Here's a little sketch to help you plan for your next project: