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Mixin’ It Up

Since I started designing, I haven’t knitted many pieces designed by other designers. However, I saw a sample of Julie Weisenberger’s (of Cocoknits fame) Lindsay coat while taking a finishing class from her. Phenomenal class, by the way. I instantly knew I was going to have to make one (or two) for myself. The pattern was recently released and I have started mine. The original version was knit in Habu Textiles Shosenshi, Tsumugi Silk and Fine Kid Mohair held together. The version I saw was done in Shibui Knits Merino Alpaca and Silk Cloud, I believe. I decided my version would be done out of Shibui Knits Cima, 70% Superbaby Alpaca and 30% Fine Merino Wool, Silk Cloud, 60% Kid Mohair and 40% Silk, and Staccato, 70% Superwash Merino and 30% Silk. I’ve chosen Abyss (Cima) and the new gorgeous color Tar (Silk Cloud and Staccato). The second one (yes, I’m planning the second one 🙂 will be done in Ivory and Ash.

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I have one sleeve done and about half of the second one.

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I love the stitch pattern. It’s an 8 row slip stitch pattern which is really easy but fun and keeps your interest. The ribbing and edgings are done in seed stitch.

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The combination of these three yarns held together is pure buttery softness. I will be spending a lot of time in these coats. I’ll post finished project photos later.

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And so my obsession with Shibui Knits continues.
My other new favorite yarn, Pebble, will be released mid September, along with a couple of my latest designs. I’ll share that with you when I can.
Happy Knitting!

Shellie

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