Sprout (not shown here) is finished. It's been so cold I've been wearing wool and haven't had the incentive to wash and block Sprout for pictures. Maybe this evening.
Having Sprout finished opened up the knitting queue for another project, so I ordered the yarn to knit Vines and Leaves (above) from the May issue of Creative Knitting
Yes, it's more Knitpicks Cotlin.
This color is called Planetarium. It could easily have been called Navy.
I'm in a Cotlin rut. Why change yarns when I like the way Cotlin knits up, wears with little stretching, no pilling, machine washes and dries with no shrinkage, and feels good next to my skin?
Knitpicks labels Cotlin as a DK weight yarn. I've knit my previous two Cotlin sweaters at a sport weight gauge of 6 stitches/inch resulting in the positive yarn attributes listed in the previous paragraph.
Vines and Leaves will be the first time I've knit Cotlin at DK gauge of 5.5 stitches/inch. It will be interesting to see if I still love it at DK gauge.
Who pays postage at Knitpicks when you can order more stuff and get free shipping? Not me.
It's been several years since I tried their sock yarn and I wasn't impressed with it at that time. These colors combos caught my eye, so I decided to give it another try.
Felici Positively Pink on the left, Felici Rainbow on the right.