I was recently trying to figure out how I can get through some of my yarn stash, and while thinking about stash busting, I was inspired by a new collection of yarns we received. This inspiration came from Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in metallics. It seems that shimmer and sequins are trending this Fall/Winter season, and I wanted to add a sparkly piece of knitwear to my repertoire as well.
As much as I love the Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in metallics, I wanted a shimmery accessory in a lighter weight yarn so I could wear it during transitional times. My “A-ha!” moment came when I came across the Moonstone shade of Vanna’s Glamour that was sitting in my bin, and the Fawn Heather shade of LB Collection Baby Alpaca; this combination was perfect!
I loved how the taupe-gray and silver Moonstone Vanna’s Glamour blended perfectly with the Natural Heather Baby Alpaca. Once I began knitting and seeing my fabric worked up, I knew I made the right decision. All I had to do was think about what I wanted in my yarn, and create it myself. Double stranding yarns is so much fun. I like it because you increase the weight, so it works up faster, and you can create a more unique look!
*For the cowl, I cast on until my piece measured 6inches across, and knit flat in garter stitch until my Baby Alpaca was finished (but leave enough for seaming!). Before seaming, I twisted my fabric to create a mobius effect.
Things to consider when pairing yarns:
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