With some new colors coming out today, I decided to celebrate Woolfolk Luft in this week's Spotlight. I am not a huge fan of knitting of bulkier yarn but Luft is the exception to the rule. This is not a weighty, bulky yarn but one that is light and airy due to the fact that is it an organic cotton chainette tube filled with Woolfolk's Ultimate Merino. (You can read a bit more about their merino here.) Woolfolk describes this season spanning yarn as "a bulky, lightweight miracle"
If you want to give Luft a try, I would suggest knitting the Mitra Hat by Shelli Anderson. This quick to knit, unisex hat only takes one skein of yarn. An easy section of 1x1 ribbing is interrupted by a delicate lateral braid that intersects between simple stockinette through the remainder of the hat. I cannot tell you how many of these hat I have knit....
I knit Espace Tricot's Turtle Dove Sweater over a Thanksgiving weekend. That is how fast it knits up! It is like a great sweatshirt, soft, cozy and hard to take off! (FYI, there are two ways to finish off the hem, a simple rolled hem or a twisted rib split-hem. I did the twisted rib split-hem.)
If you want to try a sweater from their new collection, take a peek at the Jubel Pullover by Susanna Kaartinen. This oversized seed stitch pullover has a cable detail up the side and is just fabulous.
Koryn is in love with Veera Valimaki's Like a Feather. It is the perfect piece to throw on over a pair of jeans when you are a bit chilly. The top down sweater features garter stitch bands and broken rib cuffs.
If you want to wear this luscious yarn right around your neck, may I suggest Getting Warmer? Using just 3 skeins of Luft, is light and cozy and starts with 2x2 rib which transitions into garter stitch. Easy to knit, this would make a great holiday gift for someone special!