I’m not sure I’ve hit the ground running this new year, but I have hit the stranded colourwork!

YIP 004/365 - pretty pretty

A fresh off the needles wee colourwork project, designed to use up bits of yarn. I used Koigu in about 18 colours! They weren’t all leftovers; the main background colour is one full skein, and a bunch of them I bought as mill ends (a couple grams of each). I’m hoping to have this pattern up very shortly.

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And it’s so nice, I knit it twice! Well, technically this is a slightly different option of the pattern. But it’s basically the same. Also, can I say hooray for daylight-spectrum bulbs? I put one in my office and now I can take photos like this one without having to massively colour-correct.

I’ve also been hard at work writing up a bunch of patterns in the backlog. Here’s hoping it gets flowing soon – I have a few with test knitters and some that need new photographs too. It’s a bit tricky to take photos outside in this weather though; it’s pretty chilly out there!

Hope you’re staying warm.

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(Sunday morning breakfast: chocolate chip yoghurt pancakes and coffee. Mmm.)

16 Responses to “more pretties”

  1. Julie

    Both colorwork projects are beautiful! I especially like the Koigu one — the dark background really makes all of the other colors pop. And you’re making me hungry with those pancakes! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Tanis

    Can’t wait to see finished products! The colourwork is gorgeous. You’ve inspired me to have pancakes for breakfast!

  3. Abby

    That looks really beautiful! Wow, I can’t wait for that pattern!
    Now I’m hungry. I’m going to go eat lunch now…

  4. Seanna Lea

    Those are gorgeous. I’m in the midst of charting out my very first colorwork project. It’s a bit of a learning experience.

  5. Beatriz

    I really like how the colors come together. Very clever. The darker background color makes all the shades of Koigu really pop. Looking forward to seeing the pattern finalized. Best wishes!

  6. Maryse

    Beautiful colorwork! Looks like so much fun! I look forward to try that technique! Really nice for the eye!

  7. Lisa

    Daylight spectrum bulbs? I’ve never heard of them but I’m going to have to look for them! I’d love to cut down on the processing time!

    Great cowls, btw! :)


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