Today I'm continuing to talk about my designs in the new Artesano Definition 1 collection. A lot of people think of socks when they hear about sock yarn and socks don't appeal to everyone. But there is so much more you can knit with sock yarn than just socks. And a lot of knitters, when they try socks, they get addicted to knitting them, so if you've not given socks a try yet, you don't know what you're missing out on.
There are two garments included in this collection. There's the Tarassaco Tank by Joanne Scrace (Joanne is involved in an exciting new crochet project which I'll talk about soon) which I just love and there's La Fontaine by me. La Fontaine is a pretty lacy waist coat with buttons down the front and an all over lace pattern. Perfect to wear over a pretty summer dress or over a long sleeved t-shirt and jeans.
This top comes in finished bust 84, (90, 100, 120)cm and is designed to fit with 3cm positive ease. Length is 46.5, (47, 48, 50.5) cm. You only need between 2 and 4 skeins to knit any of those sizes.
So how about a give away. Artesano kindly sent me some spare skeins and yes, I'm keeping some for myself for future designs and swatching for magazine design submissions but I've decided to share some of them with you. This yarn is too gorgeous to keep to myself. I've got one skein of the gorgeous blue I used for Flora and the dark red I used for the Talland Bay sock on the cover.
So to be in with a chance of winning these two skeins, please tell me what your favourite thing to knit with sock yarn is? Do you like knitting one skein shawls, socks, mittens, garments, baby stuff? Or you can tell me which is your favourite design from the Definition 1 collection?
Make sure you leave your comment on this post and if you're a Ravelry member, please leave your Ravelry name as that'll be the easiest way for me to contact you. Only leave your e-mail address if you're happy for other readers to see it. I'll draw the winner on Wednesday 6 March and post it here.
I look forward to reading what your favourite things to knit with sock yarn is. My favourite thing to knit with sock yarn is small shawls that take just one skein of sock yarn.