Hot Damn! Summer Knitting. August 02 2014

Hi ya'll! This is your lovely guest blogger, Simone from Hometown Knits here to tell you about some super hot new projects that I'm knitting with Spincycle's newest lines, Independence and Debauchery.

I've become somewhat of a procrastinator this summer... balancing work with summer fun and knitting... I have at least 5 projects on needles right now... but the more the merrier, right? Right.

Working for Spincycle has forced me out of my comfort zone a wee bit. I've never been a huge fan of knitting with lace weight, but Debauchery is so soft and feels so good to knit with, not to mention the amazing semi-solid colorways... I'm being woo'd. One of my first projects with Debauchery is a wonderful little lace tank from Tin Can Knits called Bonny.

I'm using Debauchery in two colors: Greed and Wrath. Oh, my mortal soul... 

Anyway, the original pattern only calls for one color, but the more there merrier, right? Riiiight. Wrath is such a beautiful silvery grey; it's the perfect neutral to pop out the lace panel in Greed. I only have a few rows of the lace panel to go, then all I need to do is finish the back. Yay!

 

My next Debauchery project is a pattern I'm going to publish called Luna. A light cap-sleeve pullover, Luna is knit from the bottom up with a lace and cable bottom band and an open back, Luna has been really fun to design and knit. So much stitch definition! There's not much of her to see yet, but she's knitting up like a dream in Pride.

And last but not least is another new pattern from Hometown Knits called Lichen. She's a pullover worked up in Independence, also in the colorway Greed, with a commercial wool for a contrast color. Lichen is a super fun, super fast knit. She has a BIG cowl neck worked up in the contrast color, open cable work down the front and some simple, sweet colorwork on the back.

Stay tuned, I'll be posting updates before the summer is done!

-Simone