Iced is the name of my next big project. It’s here. The yarn I’ll be using is the new Knitpicks Brava acrylic. The reviews that I’ve read of this yarn are all good. I’m a bit miffed that the bulky is not available in such a wide range of colours as the sport and worsted weights, but at least they have a beautiful shade of dark blue called Solstice Heather and that’s what I’ve ordered tonight.
The gauge for this jacket is 3 stitches to the inch, but the yarn used in the pattern is slightly heavier than the Brava so I’m hoping it works out. I ordered ten skeins, which is probably way more than necessary, but at $2.99 a skein it’s a pretty inexpensive jacket, even when you add on the shipping and taxes. I may lengthen the jacket when I make it, so having extra yarn will be important. What I love about this pattern is that it’s knitted seamlessly, top down, and it looks like the perfect coverup for my proposed trip back to the UK later this year. (Even if I go in June, I’ll need a warm layer.)
The other thing that will be winging its way to me along with the yarn is Alice Starmore’s Charts for Color Knitting. The Knitpicks newsletter was advertising it at 40% off – about $11 – and I couldn’t resist.
It took willpower NOT to order a skein of every colour in the Brava Worsted. That would be about $90 worth of yarn! Maybe one day…….