sportweight

SO I am amusing myself by thinking about how to write POST APOCALYPTIC KNITTING PATTERNS my new project and how you could start each pattern with “subdue and shear feral sheep,” 

e.g.

SET UP WORK

1. Find feral sheep in an attractive natural shade

2. Capture

3. Shear carefully. Remember that if you can tame and befriend sheep, you can re-domestic them for a more accessible wool supply! 

4. Spin 1-2lb fleece into heavy fingering weight or sportweight yarn (aim for semi-woolen: durable enough for your desperate lifestyle, airy enough to capture and preserve your warmth in this cold, dystopian landscape)

I THINK THERE IS AN ENORMOUS MARKET FOR THIS APPROACH

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Decided to teach myself two-color brioche knitting. Having taught myself, I now say: Fuck two-color brioche knitting. The stitch itself is easy enough, but the selvage edge is a sonofabitch. I complain now, but the fabric it makes is so pretty and springy and soft that I can’t make myself stop.

The yarn I’m using is Freia Handpaints Sportweight in Hard Candy, btw.

anonymous asked:

Any ideas for what to make with 2 skeins (191 yds each) of Mirasol Nuna? It's a beautiful sportweight wool/silk/bamboo blend.

It is very pretty!

I took a quick look on Ravelry and some of the best projects I saw used it to show off what looks like really good stitch definition.  Since it’s sport weight, and you only have two skeins, I think something like mitts or socks that incorporate lace and/or cables would work well.

Here’s a pattern I really liked that calls for it called Beloved by Friends:

Good luck!