So far we have had a pretty mild summer for Oklahoma, but now it appears as though summer has arrived with a vengeance. And I know it seems right now like it will never be cold again, but as they say in Game of Thrones, “winter is coming”. Though, I generally think of winter in much more positive terms than they do in that show. Nevertheless, it is important to be prepared, and that means you must arm yourself with as many knitted sweaters and scarves as you can muster! I can’t help but think of that old fable about the ant and the grasshopper. The ant works all summer in order to provide for the winter while the grasshopper lazes around and does nothing. Long story short, the ant survives the winter while the grasshopper freezes. I realize that’s a bit dramatic, but you get the idea.
If you can’t make yourself knit with wool while it is 95 degrees outside, then check out Myrtle! This classic sweater is knit out of Ripple, a 100% mercerized cotton yarn made by Tahki. What I find most interesting about this yarn is the texture. Its thick-and-thin characteristic really gives this yarn a unique quality. Even if you don’t make this sweater, Ripple would look amazing is a simple cowl or hat. Because the yarn is so textured, you don’t have to worry about any complicated patterns. The yarn works best in simple garter or stockinette. Doesn’t get any easier than that!
If you’re interested in knitting Myrtle, stop by the shop and pick up the pattern booklet today! Not only will you get the Myrtle Pullover in the booklet, but you’ll also receive five other stylish sweater patterns. So start knitting and don’t find yourself being the grasshopper! -Michael