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.