Released this month; 60 Quick Luxury Knits is the newest addition to the popular series of pattern books featuring Cascade yarns. For those addicted to knitting accessories; from headbands and bags to mittens and hats and moving on to snoods and wraps; this book covers it all.
Answer: Their extensive line of yarns is available in an array of solid and variegated hues that can be matched up to create truly one-of-a-kind results. Also, some lines and colorways come in different weights affording further flexibility. And last but not least; their yarns (at least those I have used) are well made and affordable.
Frankly, I might be a bit biased when it comes to Cascade Yarns. My very first published design was for one of their books, “60 Quick Baby Knits- Blankets, Booties, Sweaters & More”. It featured a bolero jacket I had designed and knitted for my niece.
About This Design:
Defining Words: Victorian, Lacy, Traveling, Circular
Yarn:Cascade Yarns Venezia Worsted(70% Merino Wool/30% Silk, 218 Yds/199 m=3.53 oz/100 g), 2 Skeins of Color #161
Finished Measurements:Circumference @ lower/upper edges=30-42”/76-106.5cm, Length: 12-13”/30.5-33cm
This snood is just lovely! Its graceful lines are lacy not flimsy, and it’s delicate yet structured. It makes for a great project to start the cooler seasons ahead. The yarn is wonderful to knit with and is super soft. Venezia is also available in a Sport Weight both in solid and variegated colorways. Lacy Snood design can easily be modified to work in this lighter weight by adding pattern repeats. The color used for the project; a vivid French Blue; is very pretty. I actually had a skein of it in my yarn stash in Sport weight.
The lace pattern used was adapted from an antique stitch pattern. Series of yarn overs and simple decreases mimic swinging branches and leaves. It is not too complicated to work as stitch count stays the same across all rows and once you have knitted a few rows; it is easy to see and follow the pattern.
The snood is worked in-the-round starting at the lower edge, using a provisional cast on technique. The shaping toward the upper edge follows the pattern lines creating a tulip-shaped finish at the upper edge. The wonderfully simple and immensely useful I-cord edging borders the snood.
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