Allsorts

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I have to admit that being on a yarn diet is not as bad as I remember, especially when you get a gorgeous little package like this from Baa Ram Ewe.

Titus is a lovely yarn to knit with and although I find it a bit slippery for Fair Isle knitting it’s just perfect for lace and cabling.  The colours are wonderfully balanced and have evocative names like Eccup, Dalby and Aire.  Now they have created these dinky Pick ‘n’ Mix taster  packs so you can try out more of their colours for yourself.

The little tube has 6 balls weighing 12g – enough to knit the fingerless mitts pattern that comes with the yarn. I wasn’t really feeling stripes and wanted to try something a little more adventurous.  A quick trawl round Ravelry and I found a great pattern called Escalator Mittens by Tiina Huhtaniemi

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I only finished the first one yesterday but I was so excited I thought you might excuse that I haven’t quite gotten round to the thumb!

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And I still have all this lovely yarn left.

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If you haven’t tried Titus yet, this set of mini skeins could be perfect for you.

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2 thoughts on “Allsorts

  1. I love these! And how fortunate that you didn’t need to break your diet to knit them! Squishy parcels are always nice. I am rather jealous of your mitts blocker too, I’ve not seen any before.

    1. They have a separate thumb on a cord that slips in. I can’t remember exactly where they came from but I think it was somebody’s dad on a Scottish island that made them to keep himself occupied.

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