Someone shared their delightful news with me last week so I found the free Basic Baby Cardigan pattern by Alana Dakos and cast on my first baby cardigan.
While the sales are on I decided to pick up a few balls of 4 Seasons Marvel 12 ply yarn to give it a whirl.
The colour range in the shop I visited was limited in comparison to the other weights of Marvel yarn but I chose this mustard yellow colour to make an acrylic scarf.
I normally use wool and natural fibres for winter scarves but I want to experiment with yarns that can be used by people who have allergies or reactions to wool.
The weight of the 12 ply doesn’t feel as thick as a wool 12 ply, and I want to make a chunky scarf, so I’m knitting this scarf in a basic rib pattern with two yarns at a time and 9mm straight needles.
So far so good!
Here are a couple more experiments with Moda Vera Elenna yarn.
I designed a crochet clutch purse. It’s lined, has a zip, a strap, and two lines of decorative stitch on the front.
I couldn’t wait to try knitting socks again. Rather than chase thinner sock needles, I found thicker yarn and stuck with my 3.25mm needles.
I found this Lincraft Splendour yarn (50% wool/50% acrylic, 50g ball approx. 135m) which suggested 5.5mm needles so it seemed like a good option and I was hoping for an interesting pattern.
I noticed that Spotlight had a lot of new yarns in with the name “4 Seasons”. I’d never heard of it before but as I poked around the aisles I got the sense that it’s a rebranding of Spotlight staple “Moda Vera”. I haven’t had this confirmed but there are similarities in yarn line names and colours, and the 4 Seasons labels say “Made for Spotlight Pty. Ltd”.