Knit-A-Long: our yarn picks
In less than a week, we will be starting the After the Rain KAL. Today, we are sharing our choices for yarn to give you some inspiration and ideas!
Julia picked King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK, as it is very soft and the 50% Bamboo content makes it very cool and ideal to wear in summer and fall. The colours Navy and Glacier go very well together, and Julia is planning to knit thin strips of Glacier every 12 rows.
Marie went for Debbie Bliss Rialto DK – Colour Indigo (051) and Debbie Bliss Rialto DK – Colour Aqua (044). Marie says, ”The Debbie Bliss Rialto DK is so soft and squishy! It’s like Knitting with butter.” She really enjoyed knitting her tension square and is looking forward to starting the project!
Hero chose GGH Linova. She says, “I have chosen GGH Linova in Sand (50) and Marine (11). I love Breton tops and I’m going for a similar look in my version of After the Rain – it should go with most things in my wardrobe (a lot of jeans! 🙂 The yarn is a cotton and linen mix which should mean that it is easy to look after but with a good amount of drape from the linen, and will only get better with wear. I am thinking of making my stripes only 4 rows of each rather the 6 rows in the pattern.”
Tina also picked King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK and went for a lovely combination of Navy and Plum! Those shades work well together, and will look wonderful in stripes for the sweater. This yarn is also machine washable and can even be ironed on a low temperature!
Jami chose King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK in the shades Oyster and Opal. This will make a light and bright sweater. She will be joining our Knit along from Oregon, USA!
Claire’s choice is BC Garn Allino in the colours CL31 and CL04 with a red accent of CL16. The jumper will have blue and beige stripes and the thin line of red across the chest, and sleeves will create a very unique feature!
Angie chose Drops Karisma because she knows she will never wear a sweater in the summer – but she still loves the drape of this pattern. Drops Karisma is 100% wool and has many gorgeous shades, including her favorites: green and blue.
What yarn and colours have you chosen?
Last updated: July 31st, 2015.