Posts Tagged ‘super bulky’

Aidez Cardigan

Saturday, April 20th, 2013
Aidez Cardigan

Photos: Christopher Lewis

Aidez Cardigan

My sister is rightly concerned that I’ll never pop this cardigan in the mail. I love it! I have some Cascade Ecological Wool in my stash that is now destined to be an Aidez for me. Since the pattern calls for a super bulky yarn, it was indeed a quick knit. I finished the majority of it on the train and plane a few weeks ago. It made for perfect travel knitting; the five different cable charts are easily memorized.

Detail of the trellis cable back panel

Detail of the trellis cable back panel

Detail of seed wishbone pattern on sleeves

Detail of seed wishbone pattern on sleeves

The pattern is a free one from Cirilia Rose via Berroco. I used the 100 per cent wool yarn called for - Berroco Peruvia Quick in Fumar – which is a really lovely, soft yarn that results in a lightweight but warm fabric.

[Photos courtesy of Christopher]


Aquarella Scarf

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Aquarella Scarf

Aquarella Scarf

Continuing with the seasonally inappropriate gifts…

The two skeins of Malabrigo Aquarella yarn that I used for this infinity scarf were among the first purchases I ever made at The Purple Purl. That’s going back — over three years back! My knitting partner for life (a.k.a. Erin) commented on how much she liked the yarn when I posted a photo of my stash (along with some New Year’s resolutions that never came to pass…) so I made her this modified Purl Ridge Scarf for her birthday.

Aquarella Scarf

Stephen West wrote the Purl Ridge pattern for a worsted weight yarn and Aquarella is super bulky so I cast on 120 stitches with a gauge of 2.25 stitches per inch and just followed the pattern until the two skeins were gone. The pattern is a free download and a very nice way to showcase variegated yarn — I love the texture and colour of the scarf.

Wishing Erin a very happy birthday!

[Photos courtesy of Christopher]


Pattern: Sag Snood/ Cowl

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Sag Snood

Sag Snood

As promised, here is the pattern for the Sag(ittarius)  Snood/ Cowl! I made the snood version for Chris’ birthday, which just so happens to be tomorrow! It’s super bulky and super warm, just in time for winter. I love the texture of double seed stitch, especially in a bulky yarn like Brown Sheep Burly Spun. Whether you make the snood or cowl version, you’ll be able to tuck right in once the snow starts falling.

Finished Measurements

Cowl: 32 inch (81 cm) circumference and 8 inches (20 cm) high (fully extended)

Snood: 32 inch (81 cm) circumference and 23 inches (58 cm) high (fully extended)


Brown Sheep Burly Spun (100% wool; 132 yards/ 121 metres)

Cowl: 1 skein of  Sable (BS07)

Snood: 3 skeins of Deep Charcoal (BS06)


US 15 (10.0 mm)/ 20 inch (50 cm)  circular needle, or size to achieve gauge


stitch marker

tapestry needle

measuring tape


10 sts in 4 inches (10 cm) of stockinette stitch

Pattern Stitch

Double Seed Stitch in the round

Round 1: * P2, k2; rep from*.

Round 2: same as round 1

Round 3: * K2, p2; rep from*.

Round 4: same as round 3

Repeat these 4 rounds for pattern stitch.


Cast on 80 sts (I used the cable cast on method)

Work pattern stitch until piece measures 8 inches (20 cm) from the cast on edge for cowl, 23 inches (58 cm) for snood (or desired length)

Bind off (I used the chain bind off method)

Brave the weather!