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Spotlight: Katia Azahar

This cute caplet and dress are in the Fall 2012 issue of Knit Simple magazine, which hits store shelves on July 24.
Both pieces were designed by Sandi Prosser using a combination of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and Katia Azahar yarn.

Caplet and dress

Knit Simple Fall 2012, photo by Paul Amato for LVARepresents.com

Ruffled Capelet
Designer: Sandi Prosser
For sizes: Child’s 2, 4, and 6
Yarn Information: Debbie Bliss/KFI Cashmerino Aran & Fil Katia/KFI Azahar
Amounts: 2 (3, 3) balls in #603 baby pink & 2 hanks in #52 ecru

Ruffle-Trim Dress
Designer: Sandi Prosser
For sizes: Child’s 2, 4, and 6
Yarn Information: Debbie Bliss/KFI Cashmerino Aran & Fil Katia/KFI Azahar
Amounts: 4 (4, 5) balls in #603 baby pink & 2 hanks in #52 ecru

Cashmerino Aran you are familiar with, but Azahar is new this season so it might not be ringing any bells yet.

This yarn is a 66% Cotton 26% Acrylic, 8% Nylon blend with approx 23 yards per 100g. Instead of a standard yarn construction, Azahar is a novelty yarn that reminds me of a rick-rack ribbon combined with regular yarn to give it more body.

You can get a better idea of what I’m taking about in this picture.

azahar yarn

Not your average yarn!

Katia created a video demonstrating some of the way to knit and crochet with Azarha, which you can see on their website.

The unique structure of Azahar provides you a variety of options for use ranging from scarves and garments to trim.

In addition to the cute outfit in Knit Simple, the Katia book Child #61 features two garments for a young girl.

The first is this cute little skirt that uses a cotton yarn as the base and Azahar to create all-over ruffles.

Azahar Skirt

Child #61 (S/S 2012) by Fil Katia

The other is this pretty pullover that is slightly more conservative with Azahar used tiers of ruffles around the bottom.

Azahar shirt

Child #61 (S/S 2012) by Fil Katia

You can also use it alone to make a scarf, as seen in the Katia book Elegance #70.

Azahar scarf

Elegance #70 (S/S 2012) by Fil Katia

Usually to create ruffles it’s a matter of needing to knit several rows of sever increases. Fun yarns like Azahar take the labor out of the process and allow you to quickly and easily add flair to a project.

Have you made a project using Azahar? Share a picture on our Facebook wall. We love to see your projects.

You can preview the rest of the Fall 2012 issue of Knit Simple magazine on their website.

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