Some days, a plain glazed doughnut just doesn’t quite cut it, especially when there is a confetti sprinkled one sitting right next to it. The same goes for yarn, choosing between a soft twisted skein of grey alpaca and a big bulky ball of razzle dazzle colour, well…….. let’s just say knitters have room for both in their stash. This season a NEW polar weight yarn seems to be working its magic across the country- OLYMPIA from German manufacturer Lana Grossa is pumped to the max with sixteen shades of temptation accompanied by a booklet of accessory designed with a finger on the pulse of the knitting world.
Colour is a welcome sight at this time of year and Olympia doesn’t hold back with a palette of splashy eye candy that instantly grabs your attention in a merino base with a thick and thin texture that mimics the look of homespun.
Cables add extra impact to this vibrant self-striping colourway, with reverse stocking stitch acting as the backbone to a double wide cable on this matching cowl and hat set Fire (shown above).
Filling in the gaps is key to staying toasty warm when the thermometer takes a nosedive and this duo, ribbed cowl and cabled wrist warmers will keep you covered. Three balls of Olympia required. Firenze (shown above).
A simple two-panel poncho knits up quickly in a mix of stocking stitch and elongated stitches. Other than a row of fringes, there are no edges to finish making this an ideal two-piece set to throw on in between seasons. Midnight (shown above).