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Changing Bases

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Changing Bases

I have decided to discontinue our single-ply Silky Merino DK in favour of a plied version. This new yarn is lovely and everything you could want from a blend of wool and silk: drapey, smooth, shiny and warm. It’s 50% superwash merino and 50% silk, 212m (251 yards) per 100g skein. With its ply, softness and drape, this yarn will be great for comfortable and durable accessories and garments alike and it’s predecessor, the single ply DK, was very popular so I can’t wait to start seeing finished objects in this base too.  I’m sure this will be very popular in future updates as it already flew off the shelves in the previous update and at 212m per skein there’s a good amount of yarn to whip up some warmer accessories as we head into cooler weather.

Show in 'Nimbostratus' colourway

I hope you love it too!

 

 

Blight

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Blight

For those of you who love lace, shawls and delicate accessories, you’re going to love this new pattern. Designed by Deborah Frank who designs and publishes patterns under the title ‘Oblivious Knits’, Blight is a beautiful shawl featuring TUT as a recommended yarn.

(c) Obliviousknits

Blight is a triangular lace shawl, knit from the center top down to the bottom edges. It uses one skein of fingering weight yarn, but could easily be made larger by working more repeats of the charts, although additional yarn will be necessary. The size can also be increased by changing needle/ yarn size.

The pattern calls for a skein of Heavenly Fingering, a delicious base that is perfect for such a luxurious knit. Each skein is approx 100g of fingering weight  yarn that blends 70% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk and 10% Cashmere. Supremely soft, it has a slight shine and takes dye beautifully. It has lovely drape, making it perfect for shawls. The sample is shown here in Nimbostratus.

(c) Obliviousknits

A beautiful pattern Deborah, thank you for using TUT yarn!

 

 

 

Welcome!

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Welcome!

Come on in, pull up a chair because the kettle is on for a nice soothing cuppa and we’re ready to get settled in over here at our new home. I’ve been so excited about this new change and have lots more fun plans and things to share with you. You can expect more great yarns and plenty of action over here in the blog. Remember to keep up to date with all the latest TUT news, you can join the lovely group on Ravelry and sign up to have the newsletter delivered straight to your inbox.

Right now, I’m getting ready to pack and take a trip to France for a break with my family so of course it means lots of important decisions to make about vacation knitting. How do you decide what to take? I’m only going for a week but even so, there is something special about vacation knitting isn’t there? Do I take a soon to be finished WIP or cast on something new? I have quite a collection of WIPs actually so I could start there but there’s something very inviting about a whole new and indulgent project to cast on as I set off.

What do you like to knit while travelling?

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