Koigu Fest

Posted on May 19, 2005 by knittingpatterns4you | 5 Comments

Itty Bitty FO:


(I look dumb in this picture (I know, big shock) so no face, sorry)This is the capelet from The Purl Stitch book, but I made mine in Koigu (I am still so in love with Koigu!). It took 2 skeins, this is color P858 for those who must know, and I made mine a bit shorter than the pattern called for since I got bored. Took about a (non-work) day to do and I lurve it! So cute.


(Click on this image for closeup of stitch and colors)To carry on with the Koigu-rific post, look!


This is my Koigu Sunset, although some colors may get changed around before the item is knitted. This has been getting collected for over a year now, it started with the reds/oranges in the middle, and then today we got a HUGE shipment of new colors from Koigu, so I bought, oh, 23 more. Oops.

My original idea was to knit something prismatic, with the colors fading into eachother. But there were too many colors I didn't care for, so now I'm doing a variation, based on a great picture of a sunset that only exists in my head. =) This will eventually be a very big shawl. I have a tentative deadline (again, in my head only) to do this for November, but we'll see.


And this is yet another Koigu project in the works. There are a few possibilities for what this will turn out to be, but even the colors aren't completely defined yet. This one started with the blues in the middle and built out from there, but I want this one to have more stark changes between colors which is why this one doesn't flow like the last one. If I get to this project before next winter (and I mean NEXT winter), it'll be a shock.

Off to go swatch the colors together and play with stitch patterns . . .

Posted in Finished Knitting Projects, Koigu

5 Responses


May 24, 2005

Love the capelet on you. The length is hot – it shows off your little breasties. If you were a runway model, you would wear it with nothing underneath. Consider that for your next date… ;)

gwen aka tllgrrl
gwen aka tllgrrl

May 25, 2005

pretty capelet!
i’ve done 2 of them and i lurve mine as well.
that koigu is so pretty. i’ve never worked with it before. only seen and touched it on other people’s projects.
hmmm…since it just takes 3 (for me since i’m an amazon) i might make a capelet my first koigu project.
; )

rachel m
rachel m

June 05, 2005

i have to know- did you use size 8us needles for your caplet? inspired by you, i’ve started one out of p121 and i’m convinced there is NO way i have enough wool.



May 19, 2005

Oh my goodness, Koigu envy!!! Your capelet is gorgeous, and so is your Koigu stash!


May 24, 2005

When I don’t care about the color pattern of my Koigu I like to put it all in my knitting basket and just pick it out as I feel like changing skeins. If the color I pick doesn’t make me happy I dive for another.

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