Our latest closeouts from Frog Tree Alpaca have us thinking OMBRÉ! http://littleknits.com/new-products/frog-tree-alpaca-worsted.html
We have Frog Tree’s Alpaca Worsted at 35% off in an array of gorgeous, heathered, perfectly matched neutrals. They compliment each other so well that it’s hard to imagine using any one singly! This yarn is single-ply with great drape and a nice, soft alpaca halo.
We turned to Ravelry for some ombré design inspiration. From sweaters to blankets to shawls and cowls, this trend is unstoppable.
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This yarn has been discontinued, so this is your last chance to scoop up some super-soft, Fair Trade alpaca at a bargain price.
I have been told I hoard yarn and don’t knit. This may be – partially – correct but when I do knit I usually have 5-6 projects going at the same time.
This time I am surprised to find myself knitting with Bravo, a 100% acrylic yarn, hark! I had intended to make a running/walking hat that I could throw into the wash without feeling guilty. I am really surprised to find that I am thoroughly enjoying working with Bravo. It is knitting up to make a soft and squishy finished garment with a wonderful stitch definition that allows the cable pattern to pop very nicely.
The hat pattern I am using, Rondo (Ravelry link), has been in my queue for a while (Little Knits has no financial affiliation with the designer nor will we benefit from the sale of the pattern). Rondo calls for a worsted weight yarn but I have found that the DK weight [Bravo] is working just fine. I am using the same suggested needle sizes but went up in hat size and it seems to have worked out.
I love the crossover rib pattern used for the brim, it is by far the best rib pattern I have knitted. It is pretty and stretches very nicely. I have been knitting for two days, during the TV portion of my nights only, and I am more than half way done.
I wanted to share my experience with Bravo because I normally avoid acrylic and this has been a uniquely pleasant knitting experience. And I wanted to mention Rondo, because it is a super cute hat pattern and the designer, Kate Oates, has provided instructions for 6 different hat sizes, which I love.