(My version of the Sophia Loren from Knitty) my love affair was well and truly underway. And, as if I couldn't love it any more than I already do, they've now upped the colours so that we have a RAINBOW!!! Praise be for King Cole!!!
It may look like nothing in a little line like that (though, I defy anybody to not fall in love with the Hibiscus - ooooowee!) but when it's on a shelf it is HOT STUFF!
See the rainbow. Taste the rainbow. Bloody knit the rainbow! IDEAS FOLKS! IDEAS!
Anyway, they've released four brand new, a not necessarily easy patterns. The beauts:
An easy to wear top with a stunning little lace pattern. 4156. Not my fave though.
Another easy to wear top with a gorgeous lace pattern. This one has DOUBLE DECREASES! Get in King Cole - welcome to our world! :) 4157. A contender for a shop sample but not my fave.
The pattern that I can most see myself wearing - less slouchy, a bit more formal but still easy on the eye and absolutely wearable and it's got a cheeky little cable. 4158. Not my fave though.
MY FAVOURITE! 4159. And how frustrating that you can't see the bloody lace pattern. Hang on. Let me try and get a better photo for you.
Talking of cheeky little cables... ISN'T THAT LOVELY! It's like a faggoted lace interspersed with a little polka dot of a cable. The rest of the pattern needs changing for my liking - not least the colour (to each their own and all that...). Also, there's picot everywhere - overkill. And I'm not utterly convinced about the neckline. BUT THAT STITCH PATTERN THOUGH! Got my heart racing a little.
Having said that there are four patterns in the range, they've actually brought out a lovely classic bloke's pattern:
There's no reason that men should miss out on the beautiful softness of this yarn is there? And the model is better than the last one - even a hint of facial hair - not quite there yet though King Cole. Try harder next time. :) 4161.
I still have to finish my stole in the Opium Palette that I told you about yesterday, but in the interests of all honesty, I'm literally writing this half an hour after I published that one so I've got no further. Haha. Hopefully tonight, after the second episode of Wolf Hall I'll have got a bit further with it and then maybe over the weekend I can start something in these new colours?!?!! PLEASE?! MAYBE?! But, I've also found something to make in the stunning yarn that I'm introducing tomorrow so I may be persuaded elsewhere. SO MUCH TO KNIT SO LITTLE TIME (especially when you're writing three days worth of blog posts in one go...).