Friday, November 30, 2012

fino.

Happy Friday!! and guess what?!

We have pretty new yarn...just in time for Sunday's Open House!! It's fino, the fingering weight version of manos del uruguay's ever-so-popular silk blend yarn; a 70% merino/50% silk single and the put-up is a very generous 450 meters (about 490 yards) per 100 g skein (please note that this is like a double skein of the yarn described on Ravelry).
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Of course the colors are beautiful. And with that much yardage per skein, I'd be tempted to grab just one and cast on a Honey Cowl (220 stitches on a size 8 needle for a finished cowl approximately 7-8" wide and 60" around).
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Or maybe another Summer Flies?  (and I'd follow the modifications so nicely described by raveler thetanull to use up every last yard of the yarn).
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Then again, maybe I'm feeling lucky about my chances for a nice discount on Sunday so I decide to grab two skeins... I could knit Veera Valimaki's (remember all the fun we had knitting Color Affection this past summer?) Line Break .  Or another Panoramic Stole .

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Or maybe I'm just itching to knit a sweater. (which, if you know me, isn't really all that hard to imagine!) Any of the patterns that suggest Madelinetosh's Tosh Merino Light would work. My current favorite is Joji Locatelli's Boxy . But Hannah Fettig's Featherweight is a classic (and a lot less knitting).
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Honestly, even if I didn't have plans to knit this right away, I'd still be tempted... how about you? What's tempting you for the Open House?

2 comments:

  1. ohhh lovely, definitely the featherweight for this yarn. am looking at swan island worsted and shepherds wool are on my shopping list for sunday.

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  2. Hmmmm! I never did the Collor Affection and I'm loving that Boxy. Decisions, decisions! Already have my Shabui put aside for the January KAL.

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