Sunday, January 18, 2009


New Owl swatch, Quality yarns merino with 10% Alpaca Knops (whatever they are), in soft warm pale grey . . . there is pink, and blue, and teal, and green all hiding in this yarn.

I am playing with cables in the ribbing, part as a test to see if the cables that make the Owls will show up, but also because I like cabled ribbing. But I've not yet thought that thru, cause I'm making it as a cardigan and what happens with cables and the front band? I've started the cables right after the cast on row, by picking up the cable twist from behind the 2 ribbing stitches ... which means they don't splay the edes of the ribbing out - a trick Lorna taught me this year and that I have been waiting to use in something.

So I am much much happier ... this one will work.


neurula said...

Looking good :o) We're going to be knitwear twins again!

Knitting Linguist said...

Hooray for finding the perfect yarn! I agree it's absolutely gorgeous, and it's definitely crisp enough for own definition :)

Knitting Linguist said...

I meant "owl", not "own". Sorry.

Sarah said...

I think I am going to jump on the owl wagon:) I have some yarn that I want to use up, and it's just too cute to pass up:) I'll have to figure out what you mean about the splaying edge next time I make a cardigan with cables...still confused about that:)

Angelika said...

I envy you every time you talk about the mill. I wish we had something like that close by.