My current work in progress:

Moth Cardigan, designed byAmy Christoffers, knit from Rowan SoftYak DK in the Plain colorway, using U.S. size 3 and 5 needles.

Blend

Did you know that Wollmeise has a new yarn?

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It’s called “Blend” and it is a 70% Merino, 20% Cashmere, and 10% Nylon (Polyamide) blend. Each 150-gram skein is 546 yards of pure pleasure. Here are the skeins those labels came off:

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And here is the start of what I am doing with them:

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This pattern is “At Dawn” by Joji Locatelli. I’m actually more than halfway done with it:

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The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn and Wollmeise Blend is listed in Ravelry as sportweight. I would call it a light sportweight, though, like halfway between fingering and sport. I did do a gauge swatch for the piece, starting with a 3.25mm needle, what I usually use for one of these garter stitch wraps. The fabric I got was a little on the firm side, so I went up to a 3.5mm (U.S. size 4) needle and am happy with the results.

I purchased my Wollmeise Blend yarn directly from the Wollmeise online store, by the way.

It’s possible that I am a little obsessed with garter stitch wraps right now.

Loki thinks there is nothing nicer than a nap while Momma knits.

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In other news, here is a pumpkin hat my new knitter just made for a friend’s baby:

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She completed this in under a week. I am so proud of her!

Comments

  1. Your new knitter so rocks!!

  2. Cathie Jones says:

    I love garter wraps, and especially those made with sport weight yarn! That Wollmeise looks luscious, as does your new wrap!

    Congrats to your new student!

  3. Your new knit was born to knit WTG !!!!!!!!!!

  4. The new Wollmeise looks wonderful and I bet it feels lovely. Love the colors you chose. You new knitter has done a fabulous job on the Pumpkin hat. Loki looks so precious!

  5. This is beautiful…the color combo is sublime!

  6. talk to me of Wollmeise. I see it a lot around the web. It looks like you can only get it from Germany? What makes it so wonderful.

    thanks,
    Patty
    (who has a large enough stash already.)

  7. Gina in the SF Bay Area says:

    A collaboration between two of my favorite designers. Yours is beautiful! I’m definitely going to make one of my own after the holiday and baby gift knitting is done.

  8. We are proud of your new knitter. And I love the color choice on your garter stitch wrap.

  9. Wendy, the pumpkin hat is adorable (to be taught by you is obviously a wonderful thing!) and your new wrap is very pretty with fun colors. Blessings, Bess

  10. Susanne Scheurwater says:

    I love that they have put our a new line of yarn. I checked the website and of course not much available. I couldn’t believe the yardage and found it to be about 333 meters is what they said. So not sure where the 546 yards came from. Can you help? It is still great yardage but to have over 500 yards would be phenomenal.
    Thanks love your blog

  11. Susanne Scheurwater says:

    I just enlarged your photo and I think you meant 346 yards…now I get it!! Thanks …sorry…