Hi everybody! I’m not quite sure what to say to explain my lengthy absence, just that life happens and I’ll try to not let it happen again. 🙁
On the bright side however, there’s lot to tell and update you with! That means that there will be a few more posts than what will be my norm in the next few weeks. Likely about 3 – 4, then we’ll settle back down to the 2 or so a week after that. So jumping right in back into the swing, I have a new pattern release!
Actually, the pattern isn’t new, it’s just updated, but the yarn is and there are a few detail changes. The pattern I’m talking about is Angel! It hasn’t yet been uploaded here (coming in a few days), but you can get it now on Ravelry. Here’s the link to the Ravelry download …
What’s new in Angel 2.0? Well, the first and most important thing is the yarn! As the original yarn is discontinued, I was fortunate to meet Tom and Cindy Garland of Stunning String Studio (click the name to go to their website). They have an amazing yarn called Twinkle that comes in over 170 colours! This yarn literally sparkles, due to the silver glitter found throughout the fiber. Twinkle is 75% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon and 5% Silver Stellina (for a soft, shimmery sparkle). It is an amazingly soft, medium twist, 2 ply with enough loft to be warm and light feeling at the same time.
Above are just a few of the colours you can order Twinkle in. As it is made to order as well, you can order a custom colour. Just let Tom and Cindy know what you want in the notes and they’ll have it to you in 2-3 weeks!
As for Angel 2.0, it uses 2 strands of Twinkle held throughout so you have an almost limitless number of options when it comes to colours! There are size customizing options as well to account for varying heights. As this is a shrug, the size is calculated by your height.
You might be looking at all those cables and thinking OMG! Don’t worry. This is an intermediate level knitting piece, but because of the series of strategically placed transitions, you’ll be a pro in knitting the braids long before you get to the feature 16 strand Angel Braid!
I’d recommend learning to cable without a cable needle but it is not necessary. Reading charts is as these braids are simply too large to write out and would actually be more difficult. I’m sure that between the colour options of Twinkle and the braids in the pattern, you’ll thoroughly enjoy knitting Angel 2.0 and even more so, wearing it out on the town!