I finished my At Dawn wrap Sunday night.
I knit this from two skeins of Wollmeise Blend, in the Lavendel and Grunfink colorways on a U.S. size 4 needle. No mods to the pattern, and I have a decent amount of each color left over, enough for a pair of colorwork fingerless mitts to match, perhaps.
There was some confusion in the comments about the yardage of the Wollmeise Blend yarn. The label states that there are 364 yards per 100 grams, but the skeins are 150 grams in weight, so have 546 yards per skein.
This project was pure pleasure: a fun pattern and yummy yarn. The resulting wrap is incredibly soft and darn pretty!
Last week I got a review copy of this book in the mail:
This is Chunky Knits by Ashley Little and the subtitle is “31 Projects for You & Your Home Knit with Bulky Yarn” which describes pretty well the focus of the book! It does not seem to be listed on Ravelry yet. The publication date is October 14, so it will likely show up there soon.
Now, I’m usually not a big fan of knitting with chunky yarns — give me a nice fingering weight and a 2mm needle and I’m a happy girl. But this book has a lot of really cute and creative designs in it. There is an index page with thumbnail photos in the front of the book:
As you might expect, there are hats, cowls, and scarves, as well as a pair of fingerless mitts and a pair of boot toppers. But my favorites are, I think, really inspired!
A knitted hassock:
A cool thing about this — it is stuffed with a queen size comforter. What a clever way to store bedding!
A cabled pillow:
A great practice piece for someone who wants to hone cabling skills.
These would make great gifts! You could stuff them with cedar chips or potpourri, or just plain old fiberfill if you wanted to use them as ornaments.
There is a good resource section in the back of the book with nicely illustrated techniques.
Most of the projects in the book are knitted from bulky yarns that are widely available and are knit to a gauge of 3 to 4 stitches to an inch. There are a few projects that are made from super bulky yarn, or bulky yarn held double.
All in all, a very nice book with a good variety of projects. You could whip out a lot of holiday gifts using this book.
Who’d like my review copy?
To be entered in a drawing to win my review copy of Chunky Knits by Ashley Little, leave a comment on this blog post by noon Eastern time Wednesday, October 8, 2014. I’ll choose a lucky winner at random at that time.
Loki is celebrating the arrival of October with . . . no big surprise . . . a nap.
Look at those plush little bunny feet!