These past few weeks I can’t stop thinking about big, super chunky knits! I know it’s summer and I should be thinking about breezy dresses, but that’s just how things are, I guess. I’ve been looking for the right chunky knit for making pillow cases, so nothing too scratchy, nothing too fine. Something that feels good if you put your face on it, but is still a bit stiff, like a proper sofa cushion.
I imagined a grey chunky, soft fibre to do all of the above and that apparently doesn’t exist. At least not this time of year.
I had this mercerized cotton I used for my mint top and I had a lot of it! I wanted to make a dress initially, but I wasn’t sure I would ever finish it so I ended up with a t-shirt and a lot of left over mint cotton. I also had two skeins in a lighter avocado green so I mixed them all up and created this beautiful yarn! Very good upper body exercise, putting 6 skeins into one ball!
I really like how the avocado green peeks from time to time, barely there. It was quite sunny when I took the photos and there’s a light burn, but in real life you can see the green yarn a bit more.
It knits very beautifully and quite quickly, as I imagined and I love the tension I got in the final knit. I think it’s my best ever. I should only knit in super chunky, it’s too easy.
I don’t imagine this into a garment because the resulting knit is actually quite heavy. I think it’s perfect for my new pillow-cases but not great as a sweater or cardigan, especially if you’re also using a coat.
I am also super happy to use this because I was a bit bored of it after making the mint t-shirt. Do you also prefer to change yarn often or just love to use the same ones over and over again?