In case you haven’t been following our tweets, we received a whimsical little surprise! Ysolda Teague’s new book, Whimsical Little Knits 3 arrived in the shop full of adorableness – so typical of Ysolda. Here are some of our favorites:
The Oxidize hat with its cross-crossed cable detail uses a special twisted stitch technique to create an asymmetrical cable pattern that really pops. It can be done in a single color, or two colors for more variety. I would recommend the Sweet Georgia Superwash Merino Worsted. This lovely hand-dye has a great range of colors for a stunning combination.
I also love the Narwhal mittens. They are covered in sea creatures! They are swimming all over your hand. We recommend the St. Denis Nordique, a 100% wool in a sport weight, which comes in 21 delightful colors to choose from.
The Hendreary hat, (which would be the cutest part of the book, if not for the next….) would be perfect in our newest staple yarn, Zara 8. The springy-ness of the Zara makes it wonderful for working in stranded colorwork without the puckering that sometimes happens with less stretchy fibres.
I think the cutest pattern is the little robot, Trinket. He’s worked in the round, with limbs knitted on. Ella Rae Chunky would be a good choice for a machine-washable toy for the next delightful bundle to come into your life. Look at this thing!! How could you not want to knit that for your favorite child (or dad/husband/boyfriend)?