Knowing that you are making something for a loved one you haven't seen for a while can make them feel closer. I know this for a fact as I have just posted off a little item for our brand-new grandson who we haven't met yet!
In the meantime, I have been using the enforced extra home-time to finish a lot of the WIP (Work In Progress) items that have been languishing in baskets around my studio. It is always so satisfying to finish these items off, isn't it. I hope you have all managed to use your extra time at home to good use too.
I'll be looking at why doubled yarns are a wonderful way to bring extra warmth into a garment and will be talking a little bit about the structure of wool to help explain this further. I will also be exploring how we can use this technique for colour and design, such as in the Ocean Currents Rug shown in the photo above. Then lastly, I'll be describing some of the techniques for working with two or more ends of yarn held together.
So I'll be back next time with a look at a new winter version of the Lamberhurst Scarf shown in the lead photo at the top of this blogpost. This is worked with two ends of a sportweight yarn which has produced a wonderfully soft, warm winter scarf.
Until next time – keep safe, happy and healthy.
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