Hot Right Now - February Edition
Every month Michelle searches Ravelry for the "hottest" projects and picks her favorite yarn for each.
Sorrel by Wool and Pine- Migration Yarn held with Neighborhood Fiber Loft (held together)(700-1800 yards of fingering plus lace silk mohair)
The Sorrel sweater has been all the rage on Instagram since it was released. A gorgeous stitch pattern on the yoke when paired with fading fingering weight yarn held with soft mohair to add halo and an added depth of color creates an eye-catching garment. The slipped stitch detail draws your eyes upwards for a classic yet gorgeous wardrobe staple.
Love Note by Tin Can Knits - Plied Yarn North Ave held together with Neighborhood Fiber Loft (600 - 1450 yards)
This was the most popular sample at our recent Plied Yarns Trunk Show. It is worked on size 10 needles and knits up super fast, even if you decide to make it longer than pictured (which most people will.)
Multiplicity by BarbAnn Pappas – Uneek Fingering and Ito Sensai held double (1050-1250 yards)
This gorgeous shawl uses the texture of mohair versus wool along with short rows to create a gorgeous landscape. With added options to turn this pattern into a poncho, you can really make it your own and bring some cheer to these dreary days.
Satellite by Andrea Mowry 3 colors of Woolfolk Tynd/Sno and Neighborhood Fiber loft mohair held double
And for our last mohair/fingering project, I swear it’s just so darn hot right now! Subtle contrasts are what make this shawl stunning. Woolfolk is sure to offer many combinations and a soft as cashmere finished accessory. Brioche sections add texture and interest while knitting.
Bandtastic Cowl by Diane L Augustine – Uneek Worsted (220 yards)
This bandana style cowl is my favorite to wear! It’s stylish and lies beautifully like a shawl but it’s no-fuss throw on and go, like a cowl. The design switches between a handful of fun textured stitches so it’s never boring, as if anything made with Uneek, our self-striping worsted yarn, could be! I could see this being a repeat project, one for yourself and one for everyone you know!
Cryin’ Icicles by Plucky Knitter Design- Malabrigo Rios (405 yards)
It’s reached that point of winter where I want something to really snuggle up in when I have to leave the house and this big cozy cowl is just the ticket. The simple repeat will be the perfect repetitive knit out of always enjoyable Rios. The shaping is all done by sizing up the needles so it literally could not be more simple and you’ll be done in time to wear it before spring is here.
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