blog tour: Modern Top-Down Knitting

by kath_red on 21/11/2010

in knitting+crochet+yarn

Oops seems I missed my scheduled spot in the blog tour – so terribly sorry for all of you expecting to see some knitting love here a few days ago. But better late than never!

Modern Top-Down Knitting: Sweaters, Dresses, Skirts & Accessories Inspired by the Techniques of Barbara G. Walker by Kristina McGowan. STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book (October 1, 2010).

Inside this beautifully presented book you will find some beautiful patterns – here is a sneak preview:

Yarn talk- please leave a comment here telling us your favourite yarns. According to ravelry – amongst the most used and popular yarns are:

Wool of the Andes from Knit Picks: 100% Peruvian highland wool (Corriedale/Merino cross)

Malabrigo Yarn: Hand Dyed incredible soft Merino wool. With the subtle variations in color and texture only hand dyed yarns have. Beautiful, soft kettle-dyed pure Merino from a small family-run company in Uruguay :: Cascade Yarns – 220 wool: 100% Peruvian Highland Wool :: Kureyon - Noro - Kureyon has two plies with a “rustic” loosely spun effect. くれよん (pronounced coo-ray-oh-n) is the Japanese pronunciation of the English “crayon;” thus, the literal name of the yarn is “crayon.” Noro Silk garden is 45% Silk, 45% Kid Mohair, 10% Lambswool.

Socks that Rock from Blue Moon Fiber Arts: 100% superwash merino wool

Classy by Dream in Color: 100% Merino Superwash

Cascade yarns – eco wool : Lion brand – fishermans wool : RYC Cashsoft DK from Rowan : Ultra Alpaca from Berroco: 50% Super Fine Alpaca 50% Peruvian Highland Wool : Organic Cotton from Blue Sky Alpacas – Organic Cotton is grown and harvested without the use of agri-chemicals. The colors are naturally occurring shades free from bleach or dyes. Made in Peru. :: Sock Yarn from Sundara Yarn

100% Merino Superwash from Wollmeise

More from the blog tour here. And find out more about Kristy on her website.

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