5/16/08

What feels like silk, has a satin sheen and can’t go wrong…?

Aww heck, I was trying to do a riddle for my intro post, but I give up…lol.

Well for the last few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a particular yarn. I visited a quaint yarn shop called Garden City Stitches, fell in love with the shop with its various displays of knitted garments and large display of lovely fibers. After working with Elann’s cotton blend yarn esprit, I was anxious to do another project with it and ventured over to the lys. Well in the mist of checking out their wares, the young lady working there was knitting up a tank in the most gorgeous yarn. I briefly mentioned that it was lovely and continued looking for yarn. Failing to find a color that I wanted, I ended up at the table where her project laid in all its splendor. I then asked her what yarn she was using and she informed me that it was Trendsetter’s Brighton yarn, since I’d never heard of the yarn, I picked up the project and instantly fell in love with the three shades of color and knew I wanted it. I purchased the last 6 hanks in rose blush and was on my merry way. Of course, I didn't have a project in mind, but was just happy to have some luscious yarn.

The yarn is a ribbon yarn, which is a small hank yielding 115 yards. It’s made up of 30% Cotton/28% Polyamid/24%Viscose/18% Nylon. I like the way the different fibers change at random lengths adding interest. Especially of interest is the way it changes from a flat matte to shiny which gives the project visual and textural pop.

I selected a lace and garter tank pattern from Knit 'n Style June 2008 issue. Also, I'm using my Knit Picks' Option Harmony Needles for the first time and its total ecstasy....lol I will, say that it snags easily, being mindful of that I was able to avoid snagging. I’m nearing the finishing line on the back, which I did in stockinette (you know me molly the modifier). I figured I do the lace in the front, but noticed that I may not have enough. The nearly completed back took 3 hanks and I still need to do the front, and I only have 3 hanks left. Hopefully, I will stop by the shop tomorrow and check to see if they restocked. Ok, enough jibber jabber take a looksy… just purrty wouldn’t you say.

Lets look at a bigger pic.
Now, after all that jibbering, I'm wondering if I should forego the lace and continue the front in stockinette, b/c I'm so loving the stripping effect. What do you think?

9 comments:

Adrienne said...

I think it is gorgeous just the way it is!!!

Cas... said...

I like the pattern you have chosen already. I would continue on in the same stitch. The yarn is very pretty. A woman in my class was working with a very similar yarn to this one. I thought it was really nice. I can't wait to see your finished project.

Mimi said...

The stripes and colors are so lovely!

Knitaholictoo said...

Wow! you really were inspired! Purty yarn.

Lesalicious said...

WOW you on a roll there. Love the yarn color you picked out so nice.:) Can't wait to see it when you is done. Good luck.:)

Mary Sarah said...

I love it just the way it is. The yarn is fantastic! Man, you're fast ... are you needles smoking?

Pajnstl said...

That color is so pretty. reminds me of orange sherbet!

Robin said...

Love that tank!! The striping and colors are gorgeous!

Tany said...

It looks wonderful the way it is! And that yarn is so yummy!