|Get ready for January knitting!|
Well, now is the perfect time to order your yarn for Michelle Hunter's next Knit A Long, the Ambiguous Cowl. Since this is a mystery knit along, we don't have photos or a lot of details on the project other than that it's a reversible stranded colorwork cowl. If you've not done stranded colorwork (sometimes referred to as Fair Isle knitting*), this is an ideal project on which to learn since Michelle offers great tutorials via her blog and video tutorials.
|Sueno Tonal in Manatee Tonal|
The yarn Michelle used is HiKoo's new Sueño. This soft and luxurious yarn is a blend of superwash merino and bamboo viscose (rayon made from highly renewable bamboo). It results in a gorgeous, drapey fabric with wonderfully soft hand-feel and a slight luster that makes even casual garments and simple accessories look rich and luxurious.
|Sueno in Mud Puddle|
Did you go a little over your budget with your holiday shopping? (I did!) We're here to help you out - we've got Sueño and Sueño Tonal on sale at 20% off!
*Geek Out: "Fair Isle" knitting specifically refers to techniques and patterns developed in the Shetland Islands north of Scotland, including the tiny island of Fair Isle. "Stranded colorwork" is a more general term for such techniques developed around the world. So a true knitting nerd will call this cowl stranded colorwork and not Fair Isle, although many people use the two terms interchangeably.
Happy Knitting . . . . Amy