There’s only one word that can describe it. Reveling. I am reveling in how gorgeous the weather has been these last couple of weeks here in Colorado. There’s this … lightness that seems to infuse the air. The sun is brighter and deliciously warm. My strawberries from last year are growing, as is the Salvia and Phlox. And our Spring with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 1 collection has made it’s debut! Yes, I am definitely in a reveling sort of spirit.
One of my favorite things about the Spring + Summer 2016 launch is the release of our brand new yarn! Have you seen it yet? We’ve named it Bulletproof Sock because of how amazingly strong it is. Think of the presidential limo …. Posh and luxurious, but practically impenetrable. That is exactly what this yarn is like. Deliciously smooth, soft, with the barest hint of a halo.
It isn’t as elastic as most merino tends to be, but it is still very pliant and yields itself well to a variety of stitches. Lace looks phenomenal in it, as you can see in our Finsbury and Prismatic patterns. In today’s yarn play, I decided to test out a more textural stitch – simple knits and purls – to gauge how it responds.
The results are as lovely as I had hoped! The stitches are crisp while the subtle shine of the silk really enhances the overall texture of the fabric. The semi-solid Lavender really displays the stitch pattern just beautifully, but the variegated Smitten plays wonderfully against the stitch interchange. Which is your favourite? It doesn’t matter what project you have in mind, whether a tight gauge for socks or a loose gauge for shawls, the versatility of this yarn is going to have you … erm … smitten. Wink.
Ready to give it a play yourself? I used US 3 (3.25 mm) needles and cast on 32 stitches.
Light Texture (mult of 6 sts + 2)
Set-up Row (WS): K1, *p1, k1, p4; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 1, 3, and 5 (RS): K1, *k3, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 2, 4, and 6: K1, *p1, k1, p4; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 7, 9, and 11: K1, *p1, k1, p1, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 8, 10, and 12: K1, *p4, k1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.
Repeat Rows 1 – 12 for pattern.
What do you think? Perhaps a pair of socks? Or a fun set of fingerless mitts? I can’t wait to see how you use this yarn for your own projects. Be sure to share on Facebook or Instagram by tagging it with #sweetgeorgiayarns.