Sunday, 24 June 2012

June's FO Parade

This is fast becoming one of my favourite blog posts each month as I get to share some of all the very talented knitter's work I've come across in TUT yarns. It's always a pleasure to see new projects being shared in the group and there's always a great reaction from other group members. I think we all like the inspiration. 

This month, Fimaha shared her 'Grumpled' socks which were knit is Lush Twist, a fingering weight Merino, Cashmere and Nylon blend with a tight twist. The colourway is called 'Envy' and the great stitch definition of this yarn showcased the texture in this pattern really well. The pattern is by Alice Yu and can be found in her recently published book 'Socktopus: 17 Designs Worth Showing Off'. The pattern itself is called 'Rumpled!' and Fimaha did a wonderful job on this intricate pattern.


Daily knit this wonderful sweater using the heavier weight Lush base, Lush Worsted, another MCN base with great stitch definition and a smooth ply. The pattern is called 'Shellseeker' and is designed by Heidi Kirrmaier. Daily worked her version up in the 'Teasmoked' colourway, a dusky pink, along with a darker Madelinetosh Vintage yarn to create strong stripes. Daily clearly loves the teasmoked colourway as her pattern notes include a great description of her 'prettiest yarn in the world' and it looks great with her colour choice for contrasting stripes. 


A while ago I knit a 'Cameo' shawl by Paulina Popiolek that proved very popular and IttyBitty's version is wonderful. Ittybitty worked her shawl up in two contrasting stripes of fingering weight, TUT's Lush Twist and Flying Colour's BFL Fingering. Lush Twist is the new yarn from The Uncommon Thread and looks like Super Sock, but feels like Lush Sock so is ideal for the drape and softness that you need in a shawl. Again, this is the 'Teasmoked' colourway and looks fabulous on IttyBitty.  

Maximiliana knit a gorgeously textured hat using Lush Worsted in the colourway 'Nimbostratus', a delicately variegated grey that is perfect for this kind of knit. The pattern is called 'Kirkstone' and is designed by LilyKate France. Maimiliana says she really enjoyed working with this yarn and it was her first time using TUT so I'm hoping we'll see lots more of these wonderful knits from her in the group in the future!

In contrast to wintery knits, Etfeemere has worked up a beautiful version of Heidi Kirrmaier's shawl pattern 'Windward'. I knit this pattern some time ago too for a test knit of the pattern and really enjoyed it. Etfeemere used just over 2 skeins of the 'Pontus' colourway in BFL Sock. Every 100g skein of plied British wool comes in 437 yards (400 meters. This delicate knit looks gorgeous in the blue tones of the colourway.  

Finally, there was an adorable child's knit using Posh Fingering, a decadent blend of 70% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Silk and 10% Cashmere. Alouisa used the colourway 'Cumulonimbus' as the main colourway for the cute pattern 'Gathering Stripes' from Veera Valimaki. The finishing on this sweater is absolutely perfect and I love the flash of colour used inside on the cuffs and waistband (see her project page for lovely detailed pictures). Alouisa says she thinks there will be a lot of wear for this little sweater and I can see why. 
 
As always, a huge thank you to all the knitter's featured in the FO parade and agreeing to share your work and images. If you feel inspired by the FO's here, why not come over to the TUT Ravelry group?

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