Short Description: Sometimes a spontaneous project is just the medicine you need. I picked up this yarn when in Portland, OR for the weekend, and (having consciously brought with me only one wip, which I had to finish) this luxurious yarn from North Light Fibers, paired with a modern mosaic stitch pattern, had my full attention the entire trip. Needless to say, it ramped up my knitting mojo and I was able to complete that had-to project as soon as I was back.
The mosaic style of knitting, which creates the geometrical colourwork, makes use of slipped stitches which allow you to work with only one colour each round. The addition of purl stitches along with the contrasting colour creates extra dimension and texture.
Gauge: 22 stitches x 37.5 rows = 4”/10 cm over Mosaic Pattern, unblocked
Finished Measurements: 30”/76 cm around, 10”/25.5 cm deep.
Materials Used: North Light Fibers Water Street DK; 40% Cashmere, 60% Super Fine Merino; 165 yds; 2 oz.
- 3 skeins in MC, shown in Sand Dollar
- 2 skeins in CC, shown in Pebble or 380 yds/348 m in MC, and DK 260 yds/238 m in CC, DK weight yarn.
Needle Size: US 7/4.5 mm, 16”/40 cm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge. Tapestry needle, removable stitch markers.