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Athena, redux

I’m scheduled to teach a class on my Athena entrelac neck warmer next Wednesday evening at Twisted. I designed this cowl as a Christmas gift for my friend Carole in 2008.

The original was knit with Crystal Palace Taos, a lofty worsted weight wool with a very gradual color shift. Perfect for entrelac! And it’s like wearing a cloud. Twisted isn’t going to be carrying Taos any more (although it still exists out there), so I knit up a shop sample in Crystal Palace Mochi Plus, an aran weight 80/20 merino/nylon blend.

Mochi Plus also has a very gradual color shift. It’s a single ply yarn. It feels different than the Taos in that it denser and heavier. It’s also very soft. And it knits up gorgeously in entrelac, too.

If you’re local and interested in the class, contact Twisted to register!

Another cool thing going on at Twisted? The new Socks are for Suckers Club. This club will feature patterns for shawlettes, scarves and cowls made from sock yarn. It pairs an indie dyer with a Pacific Northwest designer six times over the course of a year, beginning in March next year. Perfect! I love sock yarns, but don’t knit socks with fingering weight yarn because I have to go down to size zero needles to get gauge, and that doesn’t make me happy. I’ll be interested to see what fun things come out of this club.