Sunday, 21 July 2013

Beach Knitting

I've been searching relentlessly for a good beach knitting project. You know, something small enough to fit easily in a beach-bag, simple enough that I'm not constantly watching a chart, and yet interesting enough that I don't fall asleep while knitting. Not an easy task.

 After several mis-starts I finally hit the jackpot with Trillian by Martina Behm.   It's a lovely mostly garter stitch shawl (simple & soothing) with an unusual construction and a pretty lace border that is knit at the same time as the body of the shawl (interesting). The yarn is a new base that I'm considering carrying, it's about 400 yards of superwash merino, in a fingering weight single ply yarn. I don't think it would be a durable choice for socks or a sweater, but the softness and subtle sheen of this yarn would be amazing in next-to-your-skin accessories. The colour way I'm using is called "Technicolour Dragonfly Dreams" and will be available mid to late August. 

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