Knitting season is in full swing, and I’ve been busy developing and working on a lot of designs for winter and spring releases this month. Based on where I’m at with sketching, collaborating, swatching, designing and finally knitting these new creations, you guys can brace yourself for lots of winter accessories, and even a fun baby project headed your way! Let’s take a look at what I’ve had my hands on this month, shall we?
Manos del Uruguay’s Clara yarn in Follage
I spotted this new Follage (that’s right, not foliage, follage) colorway on the Manos del Uruguay site a few months back and was totally smitten. When I got this yarn in the mail, the color was true to how it photographed, plus the single-ply, 100% merino yarn is so buoyant and lush. It’s one of those rare yarns that my husband spotted in my studio, picked up, and immediately said, “You know, this would make a really nice hat for like a guy. Like for me.” Ha! I hadn’t yet decided what his Christmas present was going to be, so I think he made the choice for me! Basically, this yarn is awesome, and expect a one-skein hat designed with dudes in mind in the coming months. :)
Mountain Meadow Wool’s Powell yarn in Fern and Natural
I’m also knitting with a couple of skeins of Mountain Meadow Wool’s Powell, and as you can see from my swatches up there, I’ve got some fun slipped-stitch colorwork planned for it. This yarn is labeled differently than a lot of yarns out there. The ranch of origin is listed right alongside the yarn’s fiber content, which is super cool! Most of the time, you don’t have the slightest clue where the fiber you’re working with comes from, but since Mountain Meadow is first and foremost a mill, it makes sense that their yarn prioritizes letting the maker know where their yarn comes from.
Lion Brand Yarn’s LB Collection Cotton Bamboo yarn in Cherry Blossom
Next up, I’ve got this fun cotton/bamboo blend yarn from Lion Brand’s LB Collection. The LB Collection is a line of affordable yarns made with higher quality fibers, so they occupy the space between more expensive boutique yarns and big box store yarns. Like a lot of cotton bamboo blends, LB Collection’s Cotton Bamboo yarn is smooth to the touch and has great stitch definition. Perfect, ahem, for some adorable baby knits!
Ewe Ewe Yarn’s Ewe So Sporty yarn in Orange Peel & Sky Blue
Last but not least, I’ve been spending a lot of time with Ewe Ewe Yarns this month, specifically their Ewe So Sporty yarn. This yarn is springy, and I’ve found it to be very colorwork-friendly, sticking to itself just enough to make stranded projects go smoothly. I’m working on TWO designs with this yarn which are set to be released together in January. I’m so excited, I can’t wait to share these designs with you!
Yarn featured was provided by the brand or a distributor thereof. Much of the yarn was given as yarn support for designs to be released in the coming months. Opinions are my own.