bulky yarn often gets a bad rap
(for being, well, bulky),
but i so adore it.
tell you just exactly why
you can easily find
a plethora of intricately cabled patterns
worked in beautifully fine fingering and sport weight yarns.
they are lovely, and they should be as they take ages and ages to knit up.
the time is the price you pay for
the final project’s delicacy.
truth be told,
it’s easy for me to lose motivation
what with all the notes i have to keep
just to keep from losing my place
in the mass of numbers involved in
pulling off shaping and cabling and textures
in these light weight yarns.
there is bulky weight
(yes, i said 1)
can make a curve that
hugs your wrist just the way it’s meant to
and the drama of a single cable twist can carry an entire design.
i admit that i’m a sucker for the drama of bulky yarns
like ‘frosting-chunky’ from delicious yarns.
their semi-solid colorways make me swoon a bit
and with a pattern like ‘ferox’
(you can actually knit these in a weekend)
there’s no reason you have to choose just one color.
i decided on ‘grape’ for this first pair, but i have my eye on ‘burnt orange’.
don’t you think this shade
will be the perfect pick-me-up
to whip up for myself
some weekend this winter
when the snow has washed out
all the colors outside?
‘winter’ taken from 8:22 of genesis.
bottom yarn photo courtesy of ‘delicious yarns‘
modeled photos shot by leslie of blueeyedcrafty photography
cable needle necklace in top photo hand crafted by leslie wind
I love this design, Tal. I am planning to make a pair as a gift. But they might stay here for me! 🙂 Sometimes I like to knit things that don’t take a long time, or cause me headaches with counting and such. This pattern is just right! 🙂