Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Mind The Gap in new sport weight!

Now it's not just sock knitters who get to enjoy the stripy, Tubey fun! This week, self striping Mind The Gap will be released as a sport weight yarn. I'm thinking leg warmers, gauntlets, snuggly toddler trousers ...  what will you want to make?

This is my 'Stratus' base, which is 100% super wash Bluefaced Leicester. It's lovely and comfortable for next-to-skin garments, and such a pleasure to knit with. Each 100g skein has 262 metres (286 yards), and it knits up to 24-26sts to 10cm (4 inches) on 3.5-3.25mm needles. The swatch photographed was on 3.5mm, and gave me 26sts.

To give some guidance about how it will knit up: a 100g skein has approximately four repeats of the entire 12 colour sequence. One repeat on the illustrated swatch (or toy puppy blanket, as my son has decided) measures 6.5 inches (16.5cm) by 11 inches (28cm). Therefore, one 100g skein would knit a piece of fabric approximately 13 inches (33cm) by 22 inches (56cm). 

A 100g skein is priced at £17. Mind The Gap 'Stratus' will be available from 9pm BST on Thursday 28th November, at www.trailingclouds.com