A couple of weeks ago, we recapped our spring samples for you. This time, we thought we’d show you our personal FOs and WIPs! We’re always knitting here at Sunspun. Well, not actually in the shop- although that’s what everyone always thinks when you tell them you work in a yarn shop!- but in all those spare moments in the day… during lunch, on the train to and from work, at the traffic lights- you know how it is. For us, it goes on year-round, despite the heat, and that’s the sure sign of a die-hard knitter!
So here’s a taster of a few things we’ve finished recently or are currently working on…
Amy just finished Paige from Rowan 52, a big fuzzy jumper for next winter. Designed to be knitted holding 3 strands of Rowan Kidsilk Haze together, it makes for a super quick and easy knit, with some nice details, such as the lower back and those beautiful colours… This will be perfect for cold winter days and nights.
Jackie, our style girl, is always on the hunt for interesting twists and details and her current project certainly reflects that; she used the Camomille Shawl from our Amimono Collection 2010 as a springboard for her first shawl, omitting the stripes and holding a strand of Alpaca 1 and Spinni together throughout. She’s planning to knit until it is large enough (or her yarn runs out!) and then those little balls of Spinni colour will be used for a very sweet twist at the end. You’ll have to wait to see what she’s planning!
Having recently felted one of her most favourite cardigans in Rowan Felted Tweed, Kylie is putting all her love for this gorgeous yarn into another version of the same design, Peasy, but with a touch of stranded colourwork. She’s modified a chart from one of the independent designers that we carry, Tin Can Knits, (but this time a free pattern, the Clayoquot Beanie from their latest collection, Road Trip) and is knitting it with Carbon, Clay and Mineral. We hope this will make you as happy as the last one, Kylie!
And Jules is currently knitting Docklight from Brooklyn Tweed Fall 2104. In order to make a 10ply, she’s holding together 2 strands of our lovely naturally-dyed Shilasdair Luxury 4ply and is loving the squishy, warm fabric that it is making- hooray for fisherman’s rib! Like all of Julie Hoover’s designs, Docklight has some beautiful details, such as the neat tubular cast on, delicate lace motif and decreases that merge beautifully into the rib.
So that’s what is on our needles! How about you?!