At the beginning of the month I told myself that on Wednesdays I would blog about my current WIP (work in progress). The plan was to keep me focused on my current project and get me on a schedule that you, the reader, could anticipate.
Well, as soon as I made that decision the summer weather arrived with a vengeance AND I started working on a stealth project I can’t tell you about yet because it’s with a new fall yarn.
Talk about self-defeating!
I have been plugging away on my Miss Kitty top from Louisa Harding’s Jesse book. It’s a fun project, but because I’m dividing my time I haven’t been able to memorize the lace pattern, which makes for slow going.
People in the Summer Knit Along in the Louisa Harding Lovers Group on Ravelry have already finished their sweaters in the time it took me to get this far!
Since I don’t have anything new to say about my Miss Kitty, I thought I’d highlight some projects from Louisa’s third summer book, “Colline“.
This book includes 14 projects featuring the new yarn of the same name.
Doesn’t that look scrumptious?
Colline is a 80% Cotton, 20% Alpaca blend with approximately 219 yards per 100g hank. The suggested gauge is 4.5 sts per inch on a US 7 needle so you can finish projects in a reasonable amount of time if you can maintain your focus!
Colline is available in 12 vibrant colors.
A knitter on Ravelry who has already finished a project says:
Super nice yarn. Very much for summer, but the alpaca ads a bit of drape. I just might make everything in the book.
My favorite pattern from this book, and the one in my queue for my lovely green yarn, is the Marni top seen above.
It is shown in both this single color version and a striped version.
I like the contrast of the lace edging with the wide ribs on the body. In true Louisa Harding style, the ruffles on the sleeves add a feminine touch.
Bertie has been a popular top from this book. It is shown in this color block version, which is a hot look at the moment, or a four color striped version.
The cover photo is of Phil, a raglan with a lovely lace trim. It is shown in this elbow length version or a short sleeved version.
Maybe it’s because I’m too lazy to work out (LOL), but I really like these elbow length sleeves lately!
The book also contains a tunic and a cardigan.
If you aren’t in the mood for a sweater, there is a shawl/scarf project as well.
Stan would be great for topping a sundress in the summer or adding color to your winter wardrobe.
Which pattern from the Colline book is your favorite?
All the Colline patterns are on Ravelry for your queuing pleasure.
Use our “find a store” feature to locate local and online stores that stock the Louisa Harding line.