This is one of my current WIPs, a Coraline cardi for my mum, using Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton in ‘Latte’. My mum lives in Indonesia, where it’s hot and humid (which is why I’m using cotton), but occasionally there are those over-airconditioned buildings where an extra layer of clothing wouldn’t go astray.
This is the first time I’ve used Bendigo’s cotton, and I’m really enjoying knitting with it. It knits up so nicely into this drape-y fabric, doesn’t split easily, and just the right weight for summer knits (I’d say it’s a little thinner than 8ply / DK weight). The resulting fabric is so smooth and drape-y, it feels like a nice blanket on my lap while I’m working on it!
And this is another WIP, the Flit ‘n Float scarf from Knitty, a birthday present for a friend. I just love the ruffles! The yarn, Grignasco Champagne, is another winner. I’ve used it for a gossamer stars scarf. At 75% fine merino and 25% silk, it makes a seriously lush yarn. And with 166 metres to a 50g ball, 2 balls can make a decent sized scarf! Love it.