Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Twist and Shout KAL

Occasionally a pattern comes along that I just fall for and MUST knit and this one is definately a must knit! I have even joined a knitalong on Ravelry even though we are heading into summer and I am busy working on shop orders and also making a jacket for the summer holidays for wearing at night while outside sipping on the red stuff!

But all that being said I am looking forward to knitting Twist and Shout, but the dilemma is which yarn to use? I have narrowed it down to two choices, Jo Sharp silkroad aran and Patons Jet. But I am having doubts about the Jo Sharp, I have heard that it pills terribly so if anyone has any info on this yarn I would love your advice please.

I have been knitting heaps so I will finish off with some items that were made for my Etsy shop.

Firstly a pair of squirrel mittens complete with acorn trims, this was a design I worked out for a lovely girl in Sweden and she has since let me know that they are being well worn and getting lots of comments.

A blue denim cloche hat, a new idea I had which I must say was inspired by crocheted hats.

Oh well that is about it for now, please leave any comments or recommendations as to which yarn to use for Twist and Shout, I really would appreciate some advice, till next time,

happy knitting!


amanda j said...

You know, I think you are already leaning towards Jet. And it is one of your favourites isn't it? And you know how it behaves . . .

It is a lovely cardi, that's for sure.

tiennie said...

Those are very cute knits!

Ann said...

I also like the pattern. I have used JS Silkroad Aran & it was great to knit with. I have no idea about pilling as the garment was a gift. Sorry, not much help. Love your mittens!

Meghan said...

I love the mittens! Can you post the pattern? Or did you and I missed it?

Ada said...

Cute mittens!!

Knittinreed said...

Your hats are always so lovely!!! As are the mittens.

JoanM said...

Hi Sharon,
Happy New Year. I think I will close the UFO blog as most people are now in Ravelry. I am there as Joanm - what is your contact there?
Looks like you are busy as ever. Hope the New Year is wonderful for you and your loved ones

Wen said...

What a fabulous hat!

I have knitted a shawl in Silkroad Aran and I haven't had any problems with it however no JS wools are machine washable and they do pill initially. She recommends depilling after a few washes.