A few weeks ago, I wrote about a cooperative effort between seven small independent yarn shops – iKnit7. I made purchases at three of the shops during their week-long extravaganza and now have some new stuff to show you. Here it is:
I decided to try two new-to-me yarns. The yellow yarn is John Arbon Knit by numbers, a DK wool, in the shade KBN53. There are 5 of these skeins, the rest are wrapped up in the polka-dot wrapping. I plan to use this to knit a cute little cardi to wear with summer dresses. The pattern, Vodka Lemonade, is designed by Thea Colman:
The yarn is totally lovely – very soft and plump and cushy with great definition. Here is my swatch:
I bought the John Arbon yarn and three sets of KnitPro Zing DPNs from A Yarn Story in Bath. They also sent me a cute project bag.
The green yarn is Kalinka 21, a blend of 55% linen, 45% wool, produced in Sweden, and purchased from Ginger Twist Studio, a small yarn shop in Edinburgh. I was intrigued by the idea of a wool-linen blend, and loved this spring-y green. I plan to use it to knit Tulpe, a pullover designed by Lisa Hannes:
I was also sent some lovely gifts by Ginger Twist – a project bag, two balls of yarn (the brown and beige), and some cool ceramic buttons.
From the third shop, Knit with Attitude, a bought three sets of Knit Pro Zing circulars, and a fantastic project bag from Kelly Connor designs. The bag is big; large enough to accomodate a big project. Here it is with the whole kit and kaboodle from the first photo stashed inside, and room to boot:
I’m really happy with my new stuff, and particularly pleased to support small shops during this difficult time. It is also fun to have new yarns to work with and a few new projects on my needles.
My Vodka Lemonade is one of my favorite cardis. Fun to knit too.
I especially love the cardigan woth 3/4 sleeves
Looks like you got some lovely goodies. Tulpe looks beautiful so I’m intrigued to see that knit up in the wool linen blend.
Great finds! That lovely sunny yarn will be beautiful with the Vodka Lemonade 🙂 And the wool/linen blend does sound interesting! I am interested to hear what you think of it 🙂
i think i’m going to join you on both of those patterns! I have wanted to make vodka lemonade for about 4 years (maybe more) and have some fabulous linen-cotton blend in a lovely smoky blue. just bought the top and will make it out of a light blue pima cotton for my daughter. so a very productive post you wrote – for me!
Ooh I like your taste – I too have looked at the Vodka Lemonade pattern in the past – if only I had time to make everything I see!!!
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