Friday, May 18, 2012

My Bandwidth and a New Project

I love knitting hats - you can finish them so quickly!  Here's my Bandwidth hat which is a Stephen West design.  I used Madelinetosh Vintage and now I know why everyone is talking about this yarn company  - the colors are gorgeous and the yarn is so soft.

                                                                             
   

                                                                                     


Here's a better picture of my finished Montana Cardigan:


                                                                 


On to a new project.  I am making this swing cardigan for my daughter with hand dyed Azapa yarn from Araucania.  Jenny Watson is the designer and it's called Alexandra from the Araucania Collection, Book 1:


                                                                               
 

 

This is the second project I have made with this yarn - it is so soft and warm!  The fiber content is alpaca, merino and silk  and the colors are so rich:


 

Have a good weekend and Happy Fiber Arts Friday - check out Andrea's blog for more inspiration!                                                                                                                                                                    

6 comments:

  1. You can never go wrong with alpaca+merino+silk. :-)

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  2. Love your Bandwidth....Stephen is my favorite designer. Looking forward to seeing your daughters sweater.

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  3. I'm curious, the Hat, is the Band done first? Or, is it 2 separate pieces? -- I only ask as the style is "almost" similar to the ones I've been designing "as I go"... I can't read Patterns at all! Mine are all one piece, starting with the band. You can check Them out here... http://pinterest.com/hmbyauntieshan/stuff-i-knit

    BTW, WHAT "KATHRYN" Said!! :-D

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  4. Glad to hear you have caught the Madelinetosh bug! Yummy yarn isn't it? I love how the hat turned out especially! Good luck on the new sweater!

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  5. Hooray for your Bandwidth. I do adore that pattern!
    Your cardi is gorgeous and I love that blue yarn.
    Katheryn is right, you can never go wrong with Alpaca/Merino/Silk, it's one of my favorite blends here on the farm.

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  6. I see another hat I'll have to add to my Favs on Ravelry. Yours looks great. Everyone at the local shop here rave about the Madeline Tosh...I may have to try some one of these days.

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