Join me and Kirsten Kapur with Drop Dead Easy Knits at Vogue Knitting Live NYC this Sunday January 15, 2017 at the Dragonfly Fibers booth, NOON-3 PM
If you already have our book, come say hi and show us what you've been knitting from it.
We will squeal with delight. I promise.Sidekick Hat that I'm so so so close to finishing, knit in two colors of Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock . This design by Mary Lou Egan might be the most addictive colorwork pattern ever. It just flies. There's something very gratifying about seeing the squares build up, I keep wanting to knit just another couple of rounds.....
This all over pattern makes it look harder than it is, or you could say, makes me look more skilled than I am! I (understatement alert) do not have the best memory. Yet, I haven't had to look at the chart since the eighth row. That means truly it is simple-- something you can knit while chatting, or watching, say, multiple episodes of Lilyhammer late at night.
It is easy to track as you go, two colors, no float longer than four stitches(meaning the color not being used that is carried along the back), so you don't get all twisted up in catching long strands. It's a good beginner colorwork project. BTW? Colorwork with big graphics seems like it should be easy, but often isn't. Reference my stalled Passerine, to be continued at a calmer time when I can concentrate on the chart and long floats.
ooking over the colors had me spinning. Kate's dyeing and colors are varied and beautiful. Contrast between the two yarns is important, and I worried about the variegated yarn detracting from the graphics.
I settled on one almost solid neutral (Silver Fox, top), and a super bright (Oriental Poppy, bottom). Although the pattern is written for sport weight, this fingering weight yarn works perfectly. The range of contrast and color withing the Oriental Poppy is no problem. I absolutely LOVE how it looks knit in the repeats.
How thrilling is it to see PussyHats taking off? How're yours coming along? I've scavenged up the last couple of pink skeins here and am awaiting acquisition to knit more bulky last minute hats. Hot tip: Dragonfly Fiber is offering their pinks at 15% off. through Sunday 1/15. I think I know what I may bring home from the weekend.