So I tried out one of Knit Picks newest yarns, Swish Tonals in the Deep Water’s colorway. It’s a Superwash Merino, worsted weight so I invented myself a project. See, I had a problem. Had a water bottle that I loved, with no sweat cover. Too small to fit in the cup holder of my bike (why yes, my motorcycle has a cup holder, doesn’t yours?) and it would fall out occasionally, so I decided to kill two birds with one stone and knit myself a water bottle cozy. Not too hard, eh? Well, let’s just say it’s not so much a cozy as it is a scrunchie, and it may turn into a leg warmer if I get a chance to knit another one to match.
Anyway, on to the Swish. This yarn knitted up beautifully, no splits, unbelieveably soft and luscious, and the colors are gorgeous. Now I haven’t washed it yet, and it would be awesome if it shrank a whole bunch, but like I said it’s Superwash, so that’s not likely.
15 different colors with 7 different tones in each skein, it’s lovely. And being a worsted weight, knits up quick. The ribbing I did really stood out, and the stockinette was soft and even, unlike a lot of the nicer high end yarns I’ve tried. This one’s a keeper!
I also scored a skein of Wool of the Andes in the Nevermore Tonal colorway. Again, 15 different colors with 7 different tones in each of the hand painted colors, worsted weight and felts beautifully. For this yarn I chose a pair of Croc Socks from Tahki Stacy Charles. The pattern is over at Knitting Warehouse. I haven’t gotten very far on these yet, except to say that I’m using a bit bigger needle, and making them a bit bigger so I can felt them down a bit.
- Free Knitting Pattern: Summer Stripes Felted Water Bottle Holder
- Knitted Cozy’s
- Andes del Campo from Knit Picks