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Show & Tell - Part 2

The second part of our Show & Tell of customer projects.

You can read Part 1 here.

 

mitered blanket

 

This HUGE blanket was knitted by Fiona in Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift 4ply.

 

 

The blanket pattern is the Mitered Corner Blanket and is free from Purl Soho (it includes a photo tutorial too).

Fiona held two strands together and knitted with 4.5mm needles.

It is fabulous! A blend of blue and natural shades.

 

 

Another, but very different, Jamieson's Spindrift project is by A.G.

Storm Dennis is a stranded colourwork cowl and uses 7 shades of Jamieson's Spindrift 4ply - Oxford, Granite, Ginger, Sholmit, Pumpkin, Nighthawk, Atlantic.

 

storm dennis snood colourwork in Jamieson's spindrift

 

The pattern is from the first Shetland Wool Adventures Journal released last year. We've sold out but you can still get a paper or digital copy from their website

If you like this style of cowl I've put together a bundle of patterns for stranded colourwork cowls on Ravelry here (they're not all 4ply!).

 

The final project doesn't use Woolly Brew yarn but this mash up of two patterns is fun and interesting.

 

 

Nicola used the technique of assigned pooling from Float by Dawn Butler and used it to create a different texture and colour effect across her Waxing & Waning Wrap by Susan Gressman.

Assigned Pooling is a great way to use some hand dyed yarns. You 'assign' a stitch pattern to a colour in a variegated yarn. For Nicola this was the violet/yellow lengths in her dark purple yarn. The length of the colour is important as you need enough of your 'assigned' colour to complete the designated stitch, and enough of the main colour to create space between them.

It produces unexpected effects, so it's perhaps not for those that like their colours and stitches regular and balanced.

 

 

I haven't tried this technique yet. I think some of the My Mama Knits Choufunga 4ply would be suitable? Possibly Day of the Dead, Grind me Gold and Painting of Koi as they have high contrast sections.  

I think I need to experiment! Have you tried assigned pooling?

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