Fans of Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze have probably already heard about Rowan’s new Kidsilk Creation yarn. They’ve jumped on the wagon where frilly scarf yarns are concerned and come up with their own very luxurious one, made with kidsilk haze.
So of course, I had to make one. Knitted over just 2 stitches, it took less than an hour to do.
I even made a You Tube video showing people how to make their own.
Thought I’d just show you a cushion that Mum has just finished making. It’s like the St Ives Cushion I did recently, just in different colours.
It’s made with three balls of kidsilk haze, pink, yellow and green. You knit with two strands at a time and by doing so you can use one strand in one colour, and the second strand in a different colour to achieve a blend or colour wash effect. In this case Mum blended the yellow and green.
The back is a 50cm piece of Amy Butler fabric – this one’s called Happy Dots.
It’s been ages since I last blogged, but I have finished a couple of things in the interim, one of which is the St Ives Cushion.
The pattern is from Little Luxury Knits by Alison Crowther-Smith, and uses 3 balls of Rowan Kidsilk Haze. I’ve never knitted with Kidsilk Haze before and quite enjoyed it. It’s not that easy to rip back though, so you need to be careful not to go drastically wrong.
The clever thing about this pattern is the way the two shades of red are blended together. You knit every row with two strands of yarn, but the two strands are not always the same. What I mean is this: you start by knitting a few rows with two strands of blue. Then a few rows with two strands of dark red, then a couple of rows with one strand dark red and one strand light red, then a few rows with two strands of light red.
I backed this cushion with a piece of Amy Butler fabric, called French Wallpaper in duck egg blue. I love this fabric. It’s such good quality and the pattern is so pretty.
Tomorrow is World Wide Knit in Public Day and there’s going to be a gathering in Plymouth which I’m planning to go along to. I think there’s a group planning to come up from Cornwall, but it will be nice to meet other knitters from Plymouth. Maybe they’ll be interested in coming along to our Knit and Knatter group. I hope it doesn’t rain!