I started a new project this week. I rather like it. Which is really not surprising as it has a high “bling” factor.
Last week we got this new metallic yarn – Palila by Austermann; 400m of metallic and sequins. I had been wanting to see it in action. Take Palila in gold with rainbow sequins and add red Kid-Silk by Drops and you have a Chinese Opera! That was one persons’ name for it - I was thinking Bordello, but Opera has a little more class!
I am knitting a simple triangular shawl. Starting at the back of the neck and knitting until I run out of yarn. It is very pretty and very soft, which surprised me – I thought that the sequins might add a harder edge to the mohair. It is knit on 6mm needles and is knitting up very fast. I started in Wednesday morning and I am already 13 in deep and about 28 in across the top of the triangle.
I have also started to play with the Sari Ribbon. It is made from Mill ends from Sari production. It looks like a great ball of ribbons. Each end to sewn to the next and it is quite interesting to play with. I started with a 10mm needle and I have decided on a 15mm needle. This will also knit up very quickly!!