My 3 first designs for Thomas Kvist Yarns have now been photographed professionally and the thrill of seeing them is hard to describe in words. The first one I want to present is the Loose Woven Shrug and Wrist-warmers.
A Japanese inspired shrug that can be used several ways with a shawl pin. Make a laced polo neck and fasten the pin at the back creating a hood, or fold in a Japanese triangle at the front and fasten. You can also use it as a traditional shrug, fastened if you wish, or wear it across one shoulder. Or why not use it double as a cowl? The wrist-warmers can be tied with a cord onto the shrug, so that they stay in place. They are knitted in Amoretto, a lovely soft and warm mixture of alpaca and cotton, with a stunning stitch definition.
Amoretto is made of 45 % alpaca and 50% cotton with a small percentage of polyamide 5%, 100 g/3.5 oz hank, 250 m/273 yds. Tension/guage is 27 sts in pattern equals 10cm/4″ square using 3 mm/ US 2-3. More details are given in my post dated 15th February. The pattern will shortly be available as a downloadable PDF in English and Norwegian, due to be translated into German soon, through selected yarn shops see www.thomaskvist.se