What is your desert island yarn? If you were marooned somewhere, which yarn would keep you sane and what would you knit?
I would make this:
It’s crochet in which I’m a novice, but with months to await a passing ship, I might as well spend the time on self-improvement.
The Babette blanket, designed by Kathy Merrick, just happens to use my desert island yarn: Koigu KPM. Whenever I’m about to start a new project, I have to steer myself away from my Koigu shelf, just to be fair on other yarns.
Koigu is known most famously for it’s exquisite multi-coloured yarn, KPPPM, but it’s the semi-solid KPM that I love best, for infinite colour possibilties (they go on forever- I will never keep up) and the satisfying springiness of the wool.
So, I’m very excited that I have two designs in the first Koigu magazine, which is coming out this month.
Here they are:
Skipping Stones, a patchwork cardigan that I first made for myself to satisfy a need for a lightweight, structured cardigan that I could wear anywhere.
The second design is “Scholar” which I imagined Julia Flyte wearing with a pleated silk skirt at a Brideshead garden party.
If you love the Babette blanket, Kathy Merrick has a beautiful book, Crochet in Color. It’s full of stylish projects.
Here are my favourites
If you love Koigu too, what is your favourite project?