Friday, April 10, 2015
Back in February I taught at the Madison Knitter's Guild Knit-In. It was my first teaching gig since moving to Wisconsin at the end of August, but I felt very welcome and appreciated by my students. One of my classes was Intro to Entrelac, which got me thinking about some variations on entrelac knitting. One of those ideas was combining entrelac with a gradient yarn. While entrelac and yarns with long color changes, such as Noro, have had a long and illustrious history, entrelac and gradients were an idea which seemed unexplored, at least according to Ravelry.
knitcircus yarns with my idea. Without a moment's hesitation she handed my a gorgeous ball of her Calliope gradient yarn in the Race to the Cookie Jar color way. With a little math involved to make the most of this single ball, I came up with the CodaChrome cowl. The name is a nod to both the beautiful colors and the musical inspiration of the yarn name.
The cowl will be making its debut at Chicago's YarnCon next weekend where Jaala will have kits available. I will be teaching two classes on Saturday - End-to-End (new) and The Thrifty Knitter (second outing) - but will be hanging around her booth when not in class. Hope to see you there!