I have finished working on some new cushion covers based on double cloth patterns, after last years Chunky success. The New Lanark Mill yarns are so nice to work with and have a nice tweedy effect. In a hunt for bag handles to go with, I came across Peter and Ali at the Leather Handle Company on etsy. They are based just down the road and offered to bring in a sample for me to try. As we chatted I asked about leather buttons….. Anyway it has led them to producing these and they go great with Aran cushions covers!!!
They sell for £5 as a price for the double button which I think is fair based on the the quality of the product and the range of colours. They make great brooches too.
The latest cover pattern has linen stitch flaps and a simple fairisle pattern body. It worked up quickly in the round.
The last effort this month has been with the linen cotton mix Linen Lux from woolyknit.
It took 100g of the green and 50g each of the 3 other colours. I increased at both end of the row on every row and in the centre on every alternate row. The shawl has long drapey tails which curl up when worn. The yarn feels quite stiff in the hank but softens as you work it and again when washed (in the top larger picture). The shawl did go on a bit and casting off the picot edge took nearly 2 afternoons!!
There is some of the gold colour left I might be tempted to make a T top with it.