My love affair with Twisted Fiber Art Evolution in Catnip is no secret. It is also no secret that I love Hazel's Grandma's Bandito scarf pattern. I have put the two together more than once. Like . .
this that I knit for my friend Marlene to thank you for giving notebooks upon notebooks of vintage patterns; and like. . .
this made out of a discontinued colorway called Lumberjack. This will always be mine because there will never be another. And like. . .
this which is waiting for Christmas to choose one of my friends as its owner.
On August 25, Ann's By Design had the Fall Yarn Tasting for new Cascade yarns to be stocked. Just like always, it was a blast.
The shop was filled with happy knitters and crocheters anxiously waiting to try the new yarn to be stocked. I won't tell you about all the yarns but I will tell you about my new favorite yarn to make Bandito.
Cascade's new Melilla is my new favorite yarn. The colors are bright or soft, but always rich and beautiful. I've made two Banditos out of Melilla and they are knock outs!
I wore this to Yarn Tasting and learned I am not the only person who is a sucker for a knitted sample. Picture this. I had an orange top on and the Bandito literally popped off my neck. This would go with anything. I took it off and put it back on so many times, my hair really took a beating. But anything for a sale. For those of you who might want a little more subdued look, I also knit this up.
I really think that Bandito is the must have accessory. It makes any outfit pop. AND IT'S SO EASY! Every row has the same stitch pattern. How easy is that !?!?!?!?! I am going to do a class with Linda for college students using Bandito with Melilla. I am also going to do a class at Ann's By Design using Melilla to make this. . .
Won't that be a hoot? Cat Bordhi's Anemone Hat! People will have a ball! Finding a new yarn is always fun but finding a new yarn that you love is fabulous. How many things can I knit using Melilla? Let me count the ways.
This blog is dedicated to Mary Helen Growt my first knitting teacher and the woman who changed my life. The mission of Knitting: A Love Story is to preserve, share and promote the love of knitting.