Friday, July 01, 2011

Swirl

So the hot topic … well, the hot sweater at TNNA was unquestionably the swirl sweaters in Sandra McIver’s new book “knit, Swirl.”

I spent the last day-plus of the convention mentally auditioning dozens of yarns for my first Swirl Sweater.

I wound up landing somewhere completely different than where I started. Fortunately, that was (mostly) in my stash!

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I’ll be working with Malabrigo Rios in the Paris Night colorway (the darker skeins) out of my stash, complemented by MadelineTosh DK in Composition Book Gray (the lighter skeins).

I bought the Rios, if I remember correctly, at Bloomin’s Black Friday sale. Of course, I loved the color and the Malabrigo colorways just glow in the Rios base.

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On Sandra’s suggestion, my first Swirl will be a centered oval. Specifically, the plan is Copper Collage, which has a worsted/aran weight paired with a DK weight. I wanted contrast with both color and weight, so I picked the Composition Book.

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I plan to swatch over the weekend at the Lake. Expect sunset pictures. Soon.

2 comments:

SJ said...

Great combination of colors! They're going to make a really spectacular sweater.

Hope you're enjoying the weekend at the lake! Looking forward to this year's sunset pictures.

Jenn said...

Wow, those colors are wonderful! I had not heard of this swirl book. Now I'm lost in the slideshow dreaming of the sweaters.