Winter Sapphire: A New Curious Knit-Along with Franklin Habit
Makers’ Mercantile is pleased to announce the next Curious Knit-Along with Franklin Habit: Winter Sapphire. This simple but fascinating piece was inspired by the unusual construction of a bordered, triangular scarf first published in the 1840s. It’s worked neither from the top down nor from the bottom up–but from tip to tip. And in one piece! But this is no copy from the antique. Franklin has added not only texture–but color, blending two colorways of yarn for added depth. Closely related colorways will shimmer. More radical pairings will positively vibrate. Makers’ Mercantile will provide the perfect yarn–Zitron’s La Vie, a dazzlingly variegated blend of extrafine Merino, silk, and Tencel. It drapes and drapes and drapes; and when knit on the bias, as in the Winter Sapphire, it drapes even more. It’s soft enough to warm and comfort even a sensitive neck.
As always, our Curious Knit-Alongs are designed for the knitter who is looking to learn a little bit more about the history of knitting, the structure of knitted fabrics, and techniques they may not yet have encountered. All this, plus the fellowship of a friendly and supportive group moderated by the designer.
The KAL begins January 3rd, and the adventure will continue for the entire month of January, 2020.
Join the Knit-Along and spend time with other makers in the forum. Franklin will add witty instruction and guideance as the KAL progresses through the month of January. If the kits have sold out, or if you'd like to use different colors or yarn, use the links below to purchase kit components (while supplies last).
Color A - 3 balls
Color B - 2 balls
50" across long edge, 38" on each short side
addi® Rocket US 4 (3.50mm) 24” (60cm) long circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
20 sts and 40 rows = 4” in garter stitch
30% Extrafine Merino Wool
Yardage / Weight
136 yards / 125 meters per 5- gram ball
3.0-3.5 mm needles
7.5-8 sts per inch
Hand wash, dry flat