The Twisty Aran is done!
To recap, this is knit from Rowan Calmer in the discontinued “Delight” colorway on U.S. size 7 (4.5mm) needles. It’s knit from the bottom up, in pieces, and seamed.
The sleeves extend into a shoulder strap.
And I worked an applied i-cord around the neck.
Very happy with it, I am, as Yoda might say. The pattern for this may be available at some point in the future.
Onward . . .
I started a new project using the pink yarn I showed in my last blog post. The yarn is Schulana Sojabama, and as the name suggests, it is a blend of soy and bamboo. It is a DK weight ribbon-ish yarn. I say “ribbon-ish” because it is sort of flat, but not completely flat like most ribbon yarns I’ve seen. It comes in 50 gram balls with a yardage of 120 yards per ball. It was distributed by Skacel, but it is not listed on their website so I assume it has been discontinued. That’s a bit sad, because it is a very pleasant yarn to knit. Of course that explains why it is available from Webs at a closeout price — and that is where I purchased mine.
The colorway I got is called “Ravishing Pink” and I’m knitting Alison Green Will’s sweet little baby sweater Helena from the Summer 2008 issue of Knitty. I am making this for a pink-obsessed friend who is due in June. Fortunately, the baby is a girl.
The pattern calls for a DK weight wool, but because this is a summer baby, I subbed the soy/bamboo yarn. It’s handwash only which is a bit of a pain, but the mom is knit-friendly so hopefully it won’t be too much of an issue. I may try machine-washing and drying a swatch on the gentle cycle to see how it does before handing over the sweater.
“I’ll be over here if you need me.”