Tuesday, March 24, 2009
In my first post I discussed my love...no...addiction of Malabrigo yarn. This has been a love affair that has been going on for over two years. I have many projects that I will share with you but today's fascination is going to focus on my legwarmers.
I know what you are saying..."uh,you do know it is not the 80's and you are not that girl from Flashdance, right?" Yes, to both of these questions, even though I have never seen Flashdance because I was too young when it came out and I have never felt the need to see it since then. Besides, there is enough of it referenced in every day pop culture that I feel like I have seen it anyway.
Anyway, back to the luscious Mala-legwarmers. Knitty has a great archive of knitting patterns and when this came out I knew that I needed to make it in Malabrigo and set about getting the right colorway. It is called Stonechat and is one of my favorites. The yarn is so soft and scrunchable (yes, that is a word in my world) it actually took me a while to finish the pattern because I kept pausing and petting it.
Yarn: Malabrigo in Stonechat colorway