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#FreeYourSkeins2015 Friday Pattern of the Week: ‘Artesian’ by Romi Hill

'Artesian' by Romi Hill. Image Copyright Romi Hill.

‘Artesian’ by Romi Hill. Image Copyright Romi Hill.

Perfect combination of form and structure

This week’s pattern of the week from #FreeYourSkeins2015 is ‘Artesian’ by Romi Hill. It’s easy to see why: flowing lace panels which stretch over the edge of the shawl, coupled with crisp stitch definition and the perfect balance between pretty and architectural in the detail.

It’s a versatile pattern that could cope with an array of semi solid yarns in a variety of bases. I do have many suitable yarns in the stash that would do this pattern justice.

'Ocean Deep' in Nurturing Fibres Supertwist Sock.

‘Ocean Deep’ in Nurturing Fibres Supertwist Sock.

I eventually opted for the Ocean Deep colour way from Nurturing Fibres, which was part of the Elements Club (vintage unremembered! Circa 2012/3 I would imagine). It’s a long repeat gradient dyed yarn, which I think could add an element of depth and interest to the piece, without overpowering the lace panels. The Supertwist sock is 100% high twist South African merino, which holds these saturated colours well, and is a little heavier that your average high twist base, which should allow it to drape nicely under its own weight.

What would you knit with this yarn?

#FreeYourSkeins2015 Friday Week 3 Pattern of the Week: Atlantic Current Socks by Melissa Sibley

'Atlantic Current Socks' by Melissa Sibley. Image Copyright Melissa Sibley.

‘Atlantic Current Socks’ by Melissa Sibley. Image Copyright Melissa Sibley.

Free the variegated skeins!

It’s the third Free Your Skeins Friday and this week it’s all about socks, probably due in no small part to having cast on two pairs of socks this week: one for the Sock Surgery and one to review a set of teeny tiny Kinki Amibari needles for the podcast. This week’s choice of the ‘Atlantic Current Socks’ by Melissa Sibley is an homage to all the variegated yarn in my stash.

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#FreeYourSkeins2015 Friday Week 2: ‘3 Color Cashmere Cowl’ by Joji Locatelli meets The Golden Skein Autumn Harvest

'3 Color Cashmere Cowl' by Joji Locatelli. Image Copyright Joji Locatelli.

‘3 Color Cashmere Cowl’ by Joji Locatelli. Image Copyright Joji Locatelli.

When yarn and inspiration collide

Week two of #FreeYourSkeins2015 Friday is upon us, and this week there was a very straightforward choice made. I’ve been looking for the perfect way to combine all 3 skeins from The Golden Skein’s Autumn Harvest quarter within one project, to represent the inspiration photo. Joji popped up with the ideal opportunity to do just that and have a bit of fun with the pattern, too, with her ‘3 Color Cashmere Cowl’, covered on #FreeYourSkeins2015 Day 9.

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3 #FreeYourSkeins2015 Friday: Week 1 Pattern of the Week – ‘Snawheid’ by Kate Davies

'Snawheid' by Kate Davies. Image Copyright Kate Davies Designs.

‘Snawheid’ by Kate Davies. Image Copyright Kate Davies Designs.

The Year of Enabling has commenced!

In Episode 29 of the podcast, I announced a new #Project365 that I started as part of The Golden Skein, dubbed #FreeYourSkeins2015. Bemoaning my own useless attempts at freeing skeins, there needed to be a strategy for thinking about how to use those lovely yarns and get them out of stash and onto the needles. The only plausible way to really give an undertaking like this a proper kick-start, was to dedicate daily time to searching out patterns.

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