Here it is so far. I'm using 4.5mm needles and the yarn feels great.
An email came through last night from Churchmouse Yarns. As you know, I love their patterns. John and Kit are great people and have given me permission to share pictures with you. And a little secret-new patterns are coming at the end of the month.
They reknit the Easy Fold Poncho in Rowan Colourspun.
Our Easy Folded Poncho pattern has a following — knitters who make it again and again, changing the yarn, adding a cowl, styling it every which way.We have the pattern in the store or you can purchase on Ravelry.
Rowan's Colourspun is a natural choice for this project with its painterly colorways and supple drape. A little variegated binder thread wraps the lofty wool and mohair roving for a tweedy pop of color. We love the unpredictability of the colors that appear and shift as the fabric forms — no two ponchos are ever alike!
Then there is the Magic Three-Yarn Scarf. You can use anything to make this scarf. There is a 'recipe' card on the pattern to figure out how many stitches to cast on to get the length that you want. Very easy-they've thought of everything.
Our favorite lengthwise scarf takes advantage of the fact that, since you start with three yarns and change yarn every row, the next one you need will always be waiting right there where you need it – as if by magic! Because you're changing yarns every row, you get a beautifully integrated fabric (not too stripy) with no wrong side. We love the surprising results from the subtle, shifting colorways of Colourspun – that guarantee no two scarves will be the same! When you're choosing a colorway, remember that the more contrasting the yarns, the more stripy the look.This pattern is in the store or it can be purchased on Ravelry.
Rowan Cocoon. Churchmouse has come up with many colour combinations.
Yes, you know that is the first I would show.
The Cocoon color palette is warm, rich and heathered. We couldn't resist swatching a bunch of handsome trios (and a couple of pretty ones), creating high contrast combos, subtle tonal shifts, bold color mixing... but we simply couldn't show all the possibilities.
813 (out of stock but should be here this week)
I'm so inspired by this scarf that I pulled a few different yarns and gave them to Beth to start one. This is her kind of knitting. Cast on 200 stitches but if it is 199 or 205 the world won't end. The needle size isn't a real big deal either. 6mm or 6.5mm? Won't really matter.
Now back to my knitting. I need to have Windward done in three weeks when I go to Vegas for meetings. Beth from Lorna's Laces will be there and I want to show it off.