I love beautiful colored yarn. It makes me happy! It makes me smile! It makes me want to knit more and more! I wish I would have kept track, but I bet I have knit more things with Noro Kureyon than any other yarn with Kauni being a close second. These are two very different yarns with one thing in common COLOR! COLOR! COLOR! (Is that 3 things?) I need to talk about my love for Kauni. This is my pile of UDY (Undesigned Yarn) Kauni. Every once in a while I have a vision and go to my Kauni UDY and create something beautiful.
I saw this pattern (Rocks from the Riverbed) on Ravelry and immediately knew I have to knit it from Kauni. Nothing else would do.
I loved it so much I had to make the second. If I wasn't knitting for Ann's By Design and a shawl for my 90 year old Mom's 91st birthday, I'd probably be doing another of these wondrous garments. This is one of the potential Christmas gifts for this year.
This is the very first time I used Kauni. My good buddy Linda talked me into it. I still haven't finished this sweater but I plan to. I was very skeptical about Kauni. I used to be a size 7, 8 or 9 needle girl and Kauni uses 3's. I think my response was, "Are You kidding!!!!!! Size 3!!!!!!!" Obviously, I got over my fear, dislike of, distaste for tiny needles thanks to Kauni. It's my preference now. Sometime I will surprise you and show a picture of this sweater finished. What I have left to do is cut the steek down the front and for the sleeves. You know my aversion to cutting into knitting.
This is what I have knit the most using Kauni. It is the fabulous Lucy Neatby double knit Bubbles scarf. I have knit at least four. They are so much fun and great gifts. Everyone who gets one is so impressed.
Another Lucy Neatby double knit pattern, but I don't remember the name. As fun as the Bubbles scarf is, this scarf is that painful. I knit this for my sister Kathy and will never knit it again, but it is beautiful. Once again Kauni comes through to make me look good.
This is my last Kauni project. When I finished, I wasn't crazy about it. I don't know why, it just didn't grab me. Kauni is a ruff yarn. Not particularly soft. So I decided to felt it. It took me a while to get up the nerve to actually do it. After all, what if it was a failure? What if I felted it too much and ruined it? What if I hated it? I finally did it, and here it is.
I love it! The colors pop. I love the way the stitches kind of disappear and everything looks dreamy.
Kauni, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I do love Kauni and everything I've knit using it.
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.