Turning Extraordinary Into Ordinary
It’s usually the opposite that I try to achieve. But recently, I found an exceptional yarn in my stash and ended up turning extraordinary into ordinary.
How To Go About Turning Extraordinary Into Ordinary
Remembering years ago when I first saw Koigu KPPPM yarns I was amazed in two ways.
Mostly, I was amazed at their colors. The hand-painted yarns were spectacularly beautiful. But secondarily, I was amazed at how badly they were used in knitting projects. Most projects I saw had this glorious yarn knit up in plain stockinette. The plain stitch muddied the colors and pooled and striped them in very unattractive ways.
Fast-forward thirty-some-odd years and I’ve done the same thing.
The yarn? Malabrigo Mecha in colorway 005-Aniversario.
It’s a single-ply, bulky, superwash, merino yarn. Gorgeous colors that photos can’t quite capture.
The project? A simple hat…in stockinette.
Someone commented about this hat I posted in a previous blog post on social media that it was gorgeous. I can’t agree. Yes, the colors are beautiful, but completed disguised in stockinette. I’m going to rip out this hat, and hopefully not ruin the yarn whilst doing it.
I plan on making something like one of these instead.
I had to redeem myself. And find a knitting project to keep me occupied. So I found the yarn in my stash that I like the least and found a pattern to make it less hideous.
This is a simple shallow triangle scarf done in garter and bordered with i-cord. And, it’s done with Seasons by Ella Rae in a colorway that isn’t really my favorite. The pattern is a modified version of The Simple Thing by Melina Brell – a free pattern on Ravelry. Also, my modification is only increasing every eight rows.
So…I think I’ll use up all my Seasons making these simple scarves for sale.