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Friday, 3 December 2010

Carry on Katia!

At last! We've been waiting for this special delivery from Spanish yarn company Katia for ages and it finally came today.
The special knitting tape Ondas has been a hit with both knitters and non-knitters and has been responsible for turning the head of the most stubborn - 'I'm not ever going to knit again' and 'you'll not get me knitting' has been a phrase used by a few HH regulars...and yet some of these have fast become some of the biggest fans of this style of yarn!
You don't cast on in the usual manner instead you insert the knitting needle into the side of the tape. By continuing to knit only into the side of the tape ruffles are formed like this!

So I can, at last make all those phonecalls to let everyone know that it's here, it's finally here!
The Ondas was accompanied by Peru - a blend of 40% wool, 40% acylic and 20% alpaca. It's so soft and squidgy and will knit up as Aran which means that it would be perfect for that lovely new hat pattern that Jane showed me at knitting on Wednesday morning!

If it gets any colder I may have to make a nest in the box of yarn...Nic x


  1. hi I'll join you in that nest! knitting does keep you warm though! jennyx

  2. I love the Katia tape! That would make some gorgeous items! :) x

  3. Lovely tape! I knitted a scarf in Katia Rizos as a gift but it was so gorgeous I kept it. I'll have to try Ondas next and see if I can bear to part with it ...... ;)

  4. Indeed it is lovely stuff! The turquiose looks like being the most popular so far with the green in second place. A scarf was knitted in just one evening last night at Sew and Crow!
    Good job we all need a lot of scarves at the moment...Nic x