What’s on our needles

| Project Inspiration, Yarn

We couldn’t wait to get our new limited edition Avocado yarn on our needles.  This worsted weight single ply yarn is the perfect shade of green, a little bit olive, a little bit shadowy black, with flecks of  gold that make it more complex and appealing.

This yarn is spun up from our bale dyed fine western fiber.  This Targhee wool is lofty, spongy and the rich evergreen color is exactly what we’ve been wanting to work with during these grey days of winter.  It reminds us of the winter woods that are now full of maple sap lines gathering this season’s sweet harvest.

Larisa just finished a very cozy version of Alanis designed by Elizabeth Smith.  We love the garter texture details and the pop color pocket is perfection!  Her pullover has a 48″ bust measurement and took just under 7 skeins to complete.

She opted to limit the positive ease of the sweater to just 8″. If you are considering knitting up one of your own, you may want to opt for a size smaller than the designer recommends.  Larisa’s only other pattern modification was to add a bit of length to ensure that it would fit just like her other favorite layering garments.

Megan also snaffled a sweater quantity of this yarn in order to whip up a version of Michele Wang’s Cascades.  The textured stitches of this pattern will look like a million dollars when knit up with this yarn.  The single ply will ensure that every cable cross and moss stitch bump is shown off as crisply as possible without the visual distraction of any ply shadows.

We hope to be able to share photos of her finished sweater as soon as its off the blocking board!

Do you have any worsted weight patterns that you’ve been wanting to get starting with something special?