April 16, 2010

So let's talk about Felted Tweed. Isn't it terrific? Don't we all just love it? Rowan has also come out with Felted Tweed Aran and Chunky, but let's all hold our breath until they introduce FT 4-Ply. After all, they took away Yorkshire Tweed 4-Ply so they owe us. (Well sure, we all did stash up when we heard it was discontinued, but we still like to buy more yarn.) FT is one of the nicest tweeds made, and the colors are beautiful.

Salina is knit from 6 skeins of colorway Maritime. The pattern is a Kim Hargreaves design from the great Vintage Style and is my 5th pattern knit from this classic book. (My favorite might be Joy.) I love this pretty pullover, 50's style and so easy to wear. Raveled.

I now have a new stash of FTDK. A friend gifted me a skein of Tangerine (thank you!), which meant I had to buy 5 more so I could finally make the Tangled Yoke Cardigan! One of these days.

Yesterday Misty arrived and I immediately cast on for Arielle in a pretty pale blue Rowan 4-Ply Cotton. First summer knit of 2010.

I just love to knit.

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  1. Fabulous as always. Can you believe I've never actually tried that yarn? I need to.

    I haven't ordered a Hargreaves book in awhile, but I will probably get amity. There are enough designs that are different, and Arielle is definitely my fav. Can't believe you have yours already.

  2. ah, a good tweed, there is no replacing it. That sweater looks awesome, by the way!

  3. Just gorgeous! Lovely project and superb fit ~ as all your knits are!

    I have made wraps in the FT and I agree it's wonderful yarn to work with. I am anxious for Misty to make it stateside. I'm planning on a making one of the sweaters which I believe calls for Summer Tweed. I've not made anything in the ST and want to try it this Summer!

  4. Love your version of the pattern! It is so pretty! And congrats on getting Misty. You must be excited. Remember we talked about "Embrace?" I am getting more and more enamoured with that pattern. Let me know if you end up knitting it too!

  5. Absolutely fabulous as usual! I just can not believe all the knits you crank out! AMAZING!!! I agree with another comment, your knits always fit you so very well! One of my huge pet peeves~ ladies looking like they are wearing a huge blanket!

    Personally, I can't afford most of Rowan's yarns, but they are so beautiful and the colors are always so soft and peaceful. I can get my thrills by looking at your finished projects with the gorgeous yarns though! Thanks for sharing your abundant talents with us all!


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