Sunday, July 25, 2010

Twist and Knit

Miriam Felton's new book Twist and Knit has been making its way into the world over the last few days. The premise of this book is interesting; she designed all the patterns to use every bit of a single skein of yarn. Here's how she puts it:

Every knitter knows the frustration of running out of yarn. This nagging fear is compounded when the yarn is one-of-a-kind or hand-dyed and simply heartbreaking when you've spent hours spinning the yarn yourself. This book offers twelve patterns specifically designed to get the most out of your unique yarn. All of the patterns have small repeats, very flexible gauge, or carefully selected construction to allow you to use every yard of yarn without sacrificing wearability.

She's created a dozen patterns and the book includes 27 pages of supporting techniques and tutorials. She even has special limited edition hand sewn coptic bound hardback edition for anyone that's looking for a real art piece to add to their knitting book collection.

There is one project in the book using Lorna's Laces yarns. It's called Motte and is knit using one skein of our Pearl yarn. It's shown here in the Sheridan colorway.

Sheridan is one of several colorways we've done in the last year or so with very subtly changing colors. More interest than a nearly solid, but soft color changes so your stitch patterns are easy to see!

Pearl is a good choice for this kind of pattern. The yarn has a bit of heft to it and will stay put nicely on your shoulders. And really, what's not to like about a single skein project?

1 comment:

Jen said...

That Motte shawl is so pretty. Love the color too! :)