Who knew that spring would take so long to….well, spring? I cannot be certain, but I have an inkling that Robert Browning did not have in mind our current weather when he wrote Home Thoughts from Abroad: Oh to be in England, now that Aprils there.
So with the weather in mind, if you fancy knitting over the Easter weekend something to keep you toasty while you’re riding your bike, have a go at this little gem.
Designed by Mark, this neck warmer is suitable for intermediate knitters on account of it’s cabling, though Mark assures us it’s a great introduction to cabling.
The yarn used is Katia Azteca, a multicoloured yarn, 50% wool, 50% acrylic
The variation in the yarn is clearly seen here as these two balls are the same dyelot. The shading is warm, soft then bold.
We’re big fans of Katia, their yarn never lets us down, which is why we’re happy to recommend it. It’s £6.50 for 50g
If you like this neck warmer, the patterns will be available in the shop, or send us a message and we can work something out for you. Mark has named this design Edna, a solid dependable pattern with a solid dependable name.
And for any of you who didn’t see the wonderful sketch of Mark on our facebook page, here’s a treat.
It’s by Angie Thompson and you can find out more about her work here: http://ormskirkillustrated.wordpress.com/