Yarn Release : Cobbled in Bulky and Worsted

Introducing the first of my yarns – Cobbled. It is a handspun yarn available in worsted and bulky weight. From a concoction of wool, alpaca, llama and mohair left in their natural tones, once knitted, this yarn creates a very real, rustic fabric. Striving to make available Californian grown, spun and packaged yarn I sourced this fiber from a small flock farm in Woodland, CA.

I recently knit my latest pattern with this yarn, bulky weight, and cannot believe how soft this knitted fabric is – light and extremely warm. In comparison to some of the commercial yarns out there, you look at this yarn and you can see the flock in the pasture, you touch this yarn and you can feel the fleece, you smell the yarn….. ok, so I washed it pretty good, no fear, you won’t smell like farm animals.

Here is the breakdown of the two:

Yarn : Cobbled Bulky 2ply

Fiber : a blend of wool, alpaca, llama and mohair
approx 4oz / 110 yds / 3.5-4 sts per inch

Yarn : Cobbled Worsted 2ply

Fiber : a blend of wool, alpaca, llama and mohair
approx 4oz / 210 yds / 4-5 sts per inch

My goal is to have it directly available from my site, but in the meantime you can find me and my yarns at etsy.com

I just found my next project…. Veera Välimäki’s Modern Garden Cardigan

Perfect for Cobbled Bulky… can’t wait!

 

FREE Pattern Release : Dawn

New pattern, and new yarn.

I have big hair, and lots of it. What I hate most about that are hats that squish it down, the result – triangle hair. With that in mind I designed this hat to be loose enough not to flatten the life out of it, but also one that stays on my head. Another problem that us big haired beings suffer from is the tendency some hats have to pop off the top of our heads after about 2 minutes of being there. A ribbed edging was out of the question. After a few experiments I was happy with a very simple cable that is subtle, soft on the forehead and does the job I want it to do.


Sizes : S, [M, L]
Measurements : To fit head 20” [22”, 24”] around. Note this pattern completes a hat with a loose fit.
Yarn : 1 skein ‘Cobbled’ Spun by Annie Claire [100% organic wool, 4oz, 110 yds] one colour, or, 1 skein Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky [100% alpaca, 100gms, 108 yds] shown in ‘Granite’.
Needles : US 11 [8mm] needles, circular 16”/40 cm long, or needle to obtain gauge
[1 set of US 11/8mm DPNs. NOTE due to the looseness of this pattern you may not need to switch to DPNs and be able to complete the final rounds on the circular needle. The pattern does not instruct you to switch to DPNs.]
Gauge : 14 sts and 18 rows = 4 inches in st st.
Notions : Stitch marker, tapestry needle.

DOWNLOAD FREE PDF – DAWN

The yarn is ‘Cobbled’. It is a hand spun yarn, bulky weight, which I am very excited about. It is a concoction of wool, alpaca, llama and mohair, left in their natural tones creating this rustic, cobbled path or stone wall aesthetic. Find it in my etsy shop.

 

 Tech edited by Steph.