Monday, August 6, 2012

Creatively Dyed Bamboo

In the previous post, I had featured some bamboo/merino blend that I purchased from the Creatively Dyed booth at the 2011 New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, New York.  I really love the way the blues and unexpected greens popped up while I was spinning it up.  I navajo plied the yarn and came up with just under 200 yards.  I found this "Abstract Leaves Cowl" on for free.  The yarn is super soft and light.  It will look nice against my purple pea coat this winter.  The design of the pattern began with larger needles with the last two rounds of the pattern done in a smaller size needle for the graduated decrease effect.  This helps it hug the neck.  I will definitely be visiting the Creatively Dyed booth at Rhinebeck this October.