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Koigu Winter 2017


Gradients - Tonals Family of colours Putting together colours can be a challenging task. Some of us love challenge some not. We have dyed special KPPPM tonal multi family sets to help knitters in their next project, The gradient sets produce a smooth color transitions. We have 2 designs in Koigu Magazine 8 that feature these yarns - the Viking Poncho Wrap and The Gradient Cowl. The sets work up beautifully in any of our Koigu shawls featured in Wrapped in Colour - It makes a beautiful Koigu Charlotte’s Web.

Grey family


olive family

denim family

purple family Rust family

blue family

brown family

orange family


preview koigu magazine 8


Kaleidoscope Fair Isle Cowl Having seasonal blues ? Colour is the best cure to get through the

winter blues Warm up with Maie Landra’s Kaleidoscope Cowl worked in 2 stranded knitting as the Mobius cowl featured in Vogue Knitting Winter 2015 but this time she left the mobius twist out, using nine shade of Koigu KPM. Reversible, the cowl is knit in a tube on circular needles


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Width 10” / 25 cm; Circumference approx 31” / 78 cm

MATERIALS

1 13⁄4oz/50g hanks (each approx 175yd/160m) of Koigu Wool Designs KPM (wool) each in #2220 (Red A), #2100 (yellow B), #1173 (pink C), #2160 (purple D), #2310 (bright blue E), #2133 (sky blueF), #1002 (navy G), #1163 (old pink H) and #2403 (grey I) Size 3 (3.25mm) circular needle 16"/40cm long, Stitch marker

GAUGE

28 sts and 34 rnds = 4"/10cm over chart using size 3 (2.75mm) needles.TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

COWL

With D, cast on 154 sts using loop cast on . Join (knitting in the round and placemarker for beg of rnd. *Beg chart - Knit in Fair isle work 2 colours at a time where shown on chart Follow chart until the top Repeat to the bottom 2 more time - for a 3 repeat of the pattern.

FINISHING:

Joining with 3 needle join Keep stitches on needle. Take an additional needle and pick up along loop cast on edge. hold both needles together With a 3rd needle or crochet hook With a 3rd needle, knit one stitch through the next stitch on both needles at the same time. Repeat step #2, knitting the next stitch through the stitches on both needles. Then pull the first stitch over the second stitch, just as you would for a standard bind off.


Kaleidoscope Cowl Chart Key

Kaleidoscope Fair Isle Cowl Kits available at WEBS https://www. yarn.com/products/koigu-kaleidoscope-fair-isle-cowl-kit


Tips & Tricks When working with two colour knitting or contrasting knitting you want to be assured your yarn is not going to bleed or run dyer or back -staining on the lighter yarn. Bleeding, it plagues every textile dyer, whether in fabric or in yarn indie or commercial. As a dyer we have a responsibility to minimize as much bleeding as possible. Unfortunately it is not always the case and the person who purchased the product is disappointed. It is not always the dyer or the process. It can be the water used or the soap. Water in some regions of the world have chemicals or are high in minerals can react to any dyes used on fabrics or yarn. The soap used can react with water and react on the yarn. Do not fret this does not always occur. We want to help you to avoid disappointment. Place your more saturated yarn into a bowl of cold water soak for 10 minutes. If the water becomes tinted. Rinse the skein till it is clear. If the water has more colour giving away. Then proceed to step two: add 1 tbsp( 50g of yarn) of white vinegar to the bowl with cold water let soak for 30 minutes. Rinse skein until water is clear. If you continue to have problems be sure to contact the supplier or the dyer.


How to reach us for editorial, or pattern questions Email: koigumagazine@gmail.com Published in Canada Koigu® Winter 2017 Offices are Box 158, Chatsworth, Ontario, N0H1G0 Canada www.koigu.com ©All rights reserved. 2017 No part of this publication may be copied or reproduced by any means without written permission from Koigu®.

Koigu Winter 2017  

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