I have a pattern coming out in Issue 12 of Yarn Forward. Now I realise that as my last post was of the Necco Wafer Hoodie that it must seem that I’ve been doing nothing but knitting for the last few weeks. However this top was actually knitted last year so it has been with me for a while! For anyone here in Ireland/UK/Europe this yarn is easily replaced with any DK (22 sts and 30 rows per 4 inches) cotton yarn. This yarn was mercerized cotton, meaning it went through a chemical process making it hold the dye better. It does tend to make for a shinier slightly stiffer yarn. In fact I think Wendy ‘Supreme’ would be very similar.
For anyone who lives in Cork you can get Yarn Forward in Eason’s on Patrick’s Street – however you might want to wait a few days as I’m not sure if this issue is in yet. I think that Kerrie Allman’s plant-dyed tank Brazilwood has me tempted to get knitting. Unfortunately that is one of the downsides of spending most of your knitting time designing – you don’t really have much extra time left over for knitting all the other wonderful patterns out there.