Steel City: Yarn Kits

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Around the World
Around the World
Josh's original piece
Josh's original piece

Often my favorite knitting is where I play with the stitches to create pictures.  And doing it all in one color means that the stitchwork is king (or queen?) and stands up to sing....

Here is a design by Josh Ryks, called Steelcity.

 And really, all we offer on this web page is the yarn and the suggestion to use this pattern.  We have put here three yarns that we think should work very well.

You must get the pattern directly from Josh on his Raverly page.  

The Design

Here is what Josh writes about this scarf/shawl: 

This triangular shawl starts from the bottom and the traveling slipped stitches create the flowing lines that merge to form a cityscape-like design, reminiscent of a city of steel skyscrapers, fighting each other in a desperate plea to dominate the sky and to create a name for themselves.

The pattern is available in both charted and written forms and BOTH are included! :D

The Yarn and Colorways

Josh recommends a lightly variegated/semi-solid/solid fingering weight of your choice.   Roughly 430 - 440 yards (393 - 402 m) is needed. 

Here is what we offer that would work beautifully for this design: 

1. From Ella Rae, in their Lace Merino fingering weight yarn, 100% superwash merino with 460 yards/ 100g skein:  Around the World.  This is a very subtle variegated yarn which at first glance is a pale grey.  Then you look closer and see nuances of rose and pink and teal.  A beautiful hue, with great depth.  

(Sorry, sold out)

2. From Debbie Bliss, their Fine Donegal with 415 yards (380m) / 100g. This is an almost solid, lightly tweeded yarn made up of 95% wool/ 5% cashmere. The colorway is Willow, a delicate pale green with whispers of variation and periodic "dots' of deeper colors.  

3.  Also Fine Donegal from Debbie Bliss:  the colorway called Sky, a lighter blue with some very pale parts spun in and again some deeper tones too. 

One skein of any of these yarns should work well, though the Fine Donegal might be cutting it close with only one.  Go for two if you'd feel more comfortable. 


Reminder:  Get your pattern from Josh directly here