My current work in progress:

Merveille Du Jour, designed by Alice Starmore, knit from Virtual Yarns Hebridean 2-ply and 3-ply, using 3.0mm, 3.5mm, and 4.0mm needles.


I finished my top secret stealth project, so can now start knitting purely for fun. So here we go!

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This is a cardigan called Moth, designed by Amy Christoffers. Kind of a loose “cocoon” kind of shape. I’m using a very cool yarn!

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This is Rowan Softyak DK in the “Plain” colorway. It’s 76% cotton, 9% nylon . . . and 15% yak. The addition of yak makes it very soft. The construction is sort of chain-like.

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While it is DK weight and the pattern calls for sportweight, I’m getting exact gauge with the needles called for in the pattern — U.S. size 5.

The design is worked in fisherman rib — a soft squishy stitch that has a very compressed row gauge — it’s 38 rows to 4″!

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But it’s a fun knit, and I’m not in any hurry.

Loki is just chilling!

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  2. It’s hard to tell which is squishier – the fisherman rib or Loki1