Hot Marmalade

The Project Spectrum element for February is Fire. Orange. Red. Pink. This is definitely my element. I’m much better in warm colors than cool colors, and red-orange is one of my favorites.


Scoop du Jour

This is the beginning of Scoop du Jour, (Ravelry link here) in Classic Elite Skye Tweed “Marmalade”. Choosing a size to knit is always a little difficult. I was fortunate enough to be able to try on Susan’s newly-finished Scoop a couple of days ago, and it was a perfect fit. (And like Susan and Hannah, I didn’t want to take it off – that Cashmerino is so soft and cozy!) I think that like Susan, I will only knit the ribbing to 4″ instead of 6″.

The recommended needle size for this yarn (as well as for the pattern) is US 8. Because I’m a Continental knitter and knit a bit loosely, I would normally expect to go down one needle size – maybe two. In this case, I had to go down to size 4 to get gauge. I suspect it’s because the yarn is so bumpy and sticky – I just can’t knit it as tightly as a smooth yarn. This is a yarn where knitting English-style would be a definite advantage.

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6 Responses to Hot Marmalade

  1. margene says:

    Oh grrl, that looks just like fire! So far so good!

  2. Chris says:

    That is going to be really cute! I’m glad to hear it isn’t just me who has to go down to absurd needle sizes to get gauge. šŸ™‚

  3. Anne says:

    It’s going to be beautiful! Sounds like another workhorse for the wardrobe.

  4. susan says:

    I’ll bring my notes tonight.

  5. Carole says:

    That’s a great yarn choice. I love the color!

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