It’s been ages since I’ve blogged, over a year! But I’ve been thinking about this blog a lot lately, so here’s hoping that I get back into posting. First off, I’m so excited to share the new collection for Fairmount Fibers, Manos del Uruguay! A collection of 5 patterns (well 6 if you count the cowl and hat separately). I was going through a bit of a cable phase. You can see all the patterns on Ravelry, but today I want to focus on one of my favorites, Jessup.
Knit in Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend, I love how the shaping is incorporated into the stitch pattern. I’d originally imagined this shawl in Maxima, and if you take out a few pattern repeats it would still work great at the larger gauge. You’d also need larger needles, and probably a little swatching to figure out the yarn quantity.
It’s a large semi-circular wrap shape, that’s generous in length so you can wrap it around and stay nice and cozy. The stitch definition in this yarn is amazing, and I love the subtle color shifts in the kettle dyed colors. I did alternate skeins because so there wouldn’t be a line between the end of one skein and the start of another.
Thanks so much to Fairmount Fibers for the great opportunity, and I’m hoping I’m back again really soon to tell you a bit more about the other designs in the collection!