Tuesday 22 March 2011

Going Loopy...

...for Rico's new Loopy yarn!

A more natural version of Cancan, you still get a scarf from one ball, but with a more natural, daytime feel - love it!
The pattern is in the ballband, but basically it's 'Cast on 7 stitches by picking up every other loop, knit in garter stitch, cast off as normal' - I played a while and decided I prefered 9 stitches wide, and here's how I got on:

And I got lots of attention whilst knitting it whilst the kids were playing at our local junglegym, because it's brand new and looks complicated - but it's not, it's just a lovely result from a yarn that does all the hard work! One thing to note: knit the loose side, not the tight side of the yarn (it does say this in the instructions, but someone at our LYS missed this one and they struggled to get into a rhythm whilst sampling)

Ayway, thanks for looking, anything new for you project-wise this week?
Leanne x


misteejay said...

Wow, that looks super - will have to have a look out for this yarn. What size needles are used Leanie?

Toni :o)

Anne-Marie said...

oooooooo.....I like! That colour is really pretty, too...love it!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

That looks gorgeous Leanie:)