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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Kit Has Arrived

Hooray!! I finally got my Interlacements Afghan kit the other day. I say finally only because I was dying to see how the dying went. Heehee. I'm so pleased with the colorways that we made. First let me show you the picture of the finished afghan that came with the pattern. Sooo pretty...

See it at flickr

Most of that beautiful red is a boucle yarn and the bright blue is a ribbon yarn very similar to Trendsetter Segue. The ribbon is knit in a crisscross pattern giving large patches of x that really give some interest to the design. Lots of texture and beautiful colors. Fun!

And here are the colors my afghan will be (one day). I think this may be the next afghan on the list though. It's fairly large when it is finished. A few of the yarns are held together (like the cotton ribbon - the only one with pink - and one of the mohairs).

Interlacements Afghan

Reading the picture clockwise we have a thick and thin wool, boucle, cotton, mohair, mohair, and ribbon. The afghan should end up primarily the colors of the ribbon and the boucle - not that any of my colorways are all that different.

There are four different colorways above. I love how differently the colorway can look just based on the yarn it's dyed into. The ribbon and boucle are the same colorway but look quite different just based on how the yarn took the dye. The thick and thin and mohair in the bottom right corner are also the same colorway. They seem a little more apparent to me though.

Judy, one of the Interlacement owners, was talking about a class she teaches about color where she has her students pick two (if I remember correctly) skeins of yarn they like the colors of and two they don't like. During the class she has them knitting with all four and inevitably by the end of class the students discover they like the colorways they originally didn't like. It sounds like a neat class and a fun way to play with color and color combinations.


At 9:30 AM, Blogger CynCyn said...

of course i love the colors you chose for your afghan... wondering how long you'll be able to resist casting on for it :)

At 6:38 AM, Blogger Cathi said...

Those yarns do look a lot like an AbFab....can't wait to see you get started on this!

At 9:03 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

... your letter is P!

At 9:50 AM, Blogger Chris said...

Oh, that is going to be gorgeous and probably a blast to knit... How long will you resist?

At 10:33 AM, Blogger Wanda said...

The colors are gorgeous. I love them. It will be fun to see how it turns out.


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