Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Three New Projects in Dragonfly Fibers

As I've been moving and dealing with the logistics of my life, I've designed three new projects using Dragonfly Fibers yarns. Considering my life for the past few months, it makes sense that they're large, relaxing projects that were easily knit without full concentration.

First, Antrea, which was the May shipment for Club Dragonfly:

This shipment included TWO skeins of Dragon Sock, which was enough to make this very large cowl and have quite a bit left over. The cowl can be pulled down over your shoulders like a cape if you're chilly:

It stretches to about 44 inches around, but can easily be made larger to cover a larger bust (and you'll have plenty of yarn!), and it's nearly three feet long. If you're interested, you can still sign up for Club Dragonfly and get the May shipment; there's a month-to-month subscription option! Just contact Dragonfly here. The pattern will be released separately in six months.

Second, Karelia. It's my first DRESS pattern, although I think of it as a tunic to be worn over jeans or leggings. My sister was nice enough to model it for me:

It's knit in one piece from the top down, so you can stop knitting whenever you like and have a top, a short tunic, or a full-on dress. I used Pixie in Black is Black (yoke) and Firecraker (body).

Third, a new mystery KAL called 5, inspired by Jasper Johns and Bauhaus weaving.

5 colors, 5 clues.

Easy, modular, colorblocking. The first clue will be released on June 24. You can get kits here (I chose the four combinations with the help of Dragonfly color experts), or purchase the pattern only and use any five colors of fingering-weight yarn; you'll need about 230 yards of each.

Obviously I love Dragonfly yarn and have been knitting my way through miles of it.

What's next? How about this? Chevrons, cardigan, set-in sleeves.

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