Dusty Pink – The Petite Wool

//Dusty Pink – The Petite Wool

Dusty Pink – The Petite Wool

Petite Wool. We Are Knitters. The Gift of Knitting.

While the new cozy textured sweater is in the hands of my amazing test knitters, I would love to show you the yarn photo story I created for Petite Wool that I used for this new design. I have been a fan of We Are Knitters for a long time and was lucky to try one of their kits one day. I was thrilled when the team offered me their yarns for the review this summer and gave me the full freedom of creating something original with it. As you might remember the first project was Rain sweater in their beautiful Pima Cotton. This time I worked with The Petite Wool – 100% Peruvian highland wool.

Petite Wool. We Are Knitters. The Gift of Knitting.

The yarn is something between worsted and aran weight and knits up very quickly. The spun is pretty loose which makes the fabric light and doesn’t make it bulky.

Petite Wool. We Are Knitters. The Gift of Knitting.

Petite Wool. We Are Knitters. The Gift of Knitting.

The Petite Wool comes in 100 gr balls, the yardage is generous and for accessories, like a beanie or a snood, you will need 1-2 balls. I used 6 skeins for a textured sweater with a very generous ease.

Petite Wool. We Are Knitters. The Gift of Knitting.

The wool is so soft and doesn’t feel itchy at all, I can easily wear it next to the bare skin – though my skin isn’t sensitive to the wool in general, so I cannot speak for everybody.

Petite Wool. We Are Knitters. The Gift of Knitting.

As always I started the new design with dozens of swatches, trying different combinations and finding the right way to marry the fiber and stitches. The Petite Wool creates a great stitch definition and knits like butter – even in the pre-blocking state the stitches looked even and nicely defined.

Petite Wool. We Are Knitters. The Gift of Knitting.

Though the swatch process can be really time consuming, I truly believe it is worth all the effort – you get to know the yarn so well and dive into the project without any unpleasant surprises waiting.

Petite Wool. We Are Knitters. The Gift of Knitting.

I can’t wait to share this sweater with you, hopefully next week I’ll publish FO post! And of course, lovely WAK team is preparing a great giveaway for you!!! Always so amazing to get your happy messages when you win some yarn goodness here!

Petite Wool. We Are Knitters. The Gift of Knitting.

Have a wonderful Sunday! Thank you for reading!

Petite Wool. We Are Knitters. The Gift of Knitting.


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By | 2018-02-11T09:08:39+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Yarn|12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Zeta February 11, 2018 at 9:52 am - Reply

    I was a bit surprised by your color choice…
    What happened and you didn’t go for neutral?
    I’m intrigued…. And always in awe for your swatching skills!

    • Alina February 11, 2018 at 10:03 am - Reply

      I know – so unusual for me! But I decided to get out of the box a little bit and try more new things. Though I must admit after I finished it, I immediate wanted to recreate it and see how it will look like in grey haha

  2. Andi February 11, 2018 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    That pink is everything! Cannot wait to see what beauty you create with that stunning yarn.

    • Alina February 11, 2018 at 7:33 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Andi! Sharing the sweater very soon!!

  3. Tahnee February 12, 2018 at 3:53 am - Reply

    These pictures are so yummy, I can almost feel the yarn through them. I’m knitting a cardigan in a very similar colour atm and am so in love with it I’m considering a full dusty pink wardrobe 😀

    • Alina February 15, 2018 at 3:31 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Tahnee! I know, this pink is really special – such a great versatile shade!

  4. Violet February 12, 2018 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Beautiful colour choice! I can’t wait to see your sweater!

    • Alina February 15, 2018 at 3:32 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Violet! Will share the sweater soon!

  5. Lisa February 12, 2018 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    You do such a lovely job with photos, I always find myself drooling over them. That pink, man oh man, is it amazing. Perfect with the roses. I cannot wait to see your sweater.

    • Alina February 15, 2018 at 3:39 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Lisa!! So glad you like the photos, love creating this yarn photo journals!

  6. Julie February 13, 2018 at 7:52 am - Reply

    that is SO pretty!! Love the colour choice, perfect for this time of year and really, pink looks good on almost everyone.

    • Alina February 15, 2018 at 3:41 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Julie!

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