Spun Sugar, 743 yards of light fingering, handspun by Turtlemade
This big swirl of Spun Sugar is calling my name. Knit me! Knit me! It’s delicate hues are beguiling indeed. But what to knit? 743 yards is a good amount of yarn. I could make a stole, or a large triangle shawl. Because it’s such lovely, lovely spinning by my friend, Jen, Turtlejen on Ravelry, I’d like to do something really special with this one.
Damask by Kitman Figueroa, in large, would be my first choice, except I wonder if the differing colors – even though they’re very similar in value, would obscure the beautifully complex lace pattern? I guess I could swatch to be sure. I’m not a big swatcher. I’m more of a jump right in and knit, then frog when not successful or secretly celebrate when I am kinda gal. A really good knitter would swatch, wouldn’t she? I believe she would.
Juno Regina by Miriam Felton is another possibility. The lace pattern is simpler on this one, so I don’t think the variegation would affect it. I love the simplicity and classic feel of this design.
I’d do the stole version – blocks out to about 16 inches wide, which is just about the right size for me.
I think this looks super cute bunched into a scarf, like Yardkat on Ravelry wears her Midnight Juno.
In my warm weather area, I can see how handy this would be to sport as a scarf, then transform into a stole as needed in air conditioned movie theaters or restaurants.
Then there’s Multnomah by Kate Ray of Hello Knitty. A really simple lace pattern with lots of garter, which I think always looks spectacular in variegated yarns. I’d need to make it large. I have a lot of yarn, and I don’t really use those small shawlettes anyway. I can imagine wrapping myself up in a large squishy Multnomah crafted of spun sugar. It could live draped on the back of my knitting easy chair and would be a beautiful addition to my knitting area as well.
Such a quandary! What would you do?