Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Patternum Novum: Turntable

As I mentioned yesterday, for the recent TNNA trade show, I teamed up with Anzula to create a design using two of their brand new colors for Winter. The colors I chose were Gravity, a lovely silvery gray, and Sexy, the most perfect brown you've ever seen. The fact that I chose the two neutrals out of the bunch was somewhat of a surprise to me, but once I paired them up I just couldn't get them out of my head. I thought they would make great graphic stripes, bold enough to stand on their own - no ruffles, no lace, just garter stitch, a circular shape (my favorite), and good stripey contrast. What resulted was Turntable, a wrap that reminded me of a record with all of its grooves spinning around, and that (I think) is great for both men and women alike.


Turntable - $6 via Ravelry (no account required)



Turntable is extremely cozy, with enough width to wrap it entirely around the torso. But my favorite way to wear it is wrapped a few times around the neck, either scrunched up (as on Neill, above), or more flat, as below. Depending on how you wear it, the stripes play off each other in different ways, showing more or less of a certain color.  I love that.


The specs...

Finished measurements: 55” / 139.5 cm along top edge; 19.5” / 49.5 cm height at center

Yarn: Anzula Dreamy (75% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk; 385 yds/352 m per 115g); 1 skein each of Gravity (light grey) for MC and Sexy (dark brown) for CC; or, 385 yards/ 352 m each of two colors of a fingering weight yarn

Needles: US 6 (4mm) circular needle, at least 32"/ 80 cm long, or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: 19 sts & 36 rows = 4"/ 10 cm in Garter Stitch

You can see more photos and read more about Turntable on Ravelry here.

7 comments:

Teresa said...

I love it! Now, if I can convince my boyfriend that he needs one of these in his life... I get to buy myself more Anzula! Ooo... Anzula. I love the new colours, and think your pattern is a great way of introducing them to the knit world. Thanks for posting this! I've suddenly got the urge to break out my LPs.

Julie Crawford said...

Wow, what a great shawl, and so unisex! You don't often see dudes wearing them, but Neill looks awesome in it, very on season. Amazing!

peaknits said...

Whoa, it's a stunner!

Mary Lee said...

Looking good Neill!

French Press Knits said...

Hilary, this is gorgeous! Already added it to my favorites on Ravelry. Might have to find the time to knit this sometime in my future.

Claudia Bugh said...

This is gorgeous Hilary! I love the modern and sophisticated look which is great on both men and women. You combine your city life in San Fran so well with your love of nature. Enjoy :)

Jodi said...

Holy smokes, you are on a roll with the patterns! The color combination is beautiful, and I love the look. Very classy!