laight street.

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I finished the Laight Street Wrap a little less than a year ago. And I absolutely adore it. I followed the pattern from Kristen Kapur of Through the Loops to a T–right down to using the zinc colorway of the luxuriously soft Malabrigo Yarn Twist.

But for some reason, I’ve failed to photograph it or really wear it out, until now. It was the perfect accessory to the blow back of Storm Juno that Boston received last weekend.

This is one of the most enveloping things I’ve ever knit; and it’s perfect for those super cold days because it’s extra wide and extra long–like wearing a blanket.

Read my project notes here.

xmas gifted, #2.

One of my closest friend’s, Mack, is downright one of the most fun people to knit for because she looks amazing in just about anything you give her (like here). What’s more, whimsy fits her well, so it felt very natural that I would whip up a pair of Through the Loops’ Reykjavik mittens as part of her Christmas gift.

The little houses really sealed the deal, for me, and about the hardest thing about this project was selecting the color combination. I went with pretty much the same featured in one of the pattern pairs but I chose a slightly brighter red, Knit Picks Telemark in Poppy, for the accent color.

As always, more snaps of the mittens at the Isles of Mittens Flickr set.

What do you think? I really want to make the matching hat for myself. Yes, no?

student KAL, 10.8

One of my students and I are doing the Through the Loops Mystery Sock KAL together for Socktoberfest.

AB is using a variegated fingering from Knit Picks, and I’m using a solid navy fingering unlabeled I had laying in my stash–this will hopefully show AB how yarn selection changes the look, feel, and mood of a knitting project.

I’m confident hers is looking so much better than mine based on yarn choice alone; we’ve done the cuff, and now its onto the mid-section, which was released yesterday.

Snaps of mine to come.