Tilli Tomas and Loop

by Craig on November 16, 2007


Update, 3/21/10: Our custom colors of Salt + Pepper yarn are currently unavailable. Tilli Tomas Disco Lights yarn is a perfect substitute.

Salt + Pepper in Loop colors

Tilli Tomas is known for their beautiful beaded and sequined yarns. We were thrilled when they offered to let us design our own colors of Salt + Pepper yarn, which is a lovely pairing of seed beads and 100% spun silk. The result is 5 colors, each named for one of Philadelphia’s famous squares – Rittenhouse, Fitler, Washington, Franklin and Logan (as shown above). Each 50 gram hank contains 225 yards of yarn and knits at a recommended gauge of 18 stitches to 4 inches on a size 7 needle.

Salt + Pepper Yarn Scarf

With 1 hank of Washington, we knit this scarf.

Salt + Pepper Yarn Scarf

The pattern is called Turkish Stitch. Here’s how you do it:

1. Cast on an even number of stitches – we used 28 stitches on a size 9 needle.

2. K1 *yarn over, knit 2 stitches together; repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

3. Repeat Step 2 until you reach the desired length or until approximately 2 yards of yarn remain. Bind off loosely.

This is just one of the many great projects you can make with Salt + Pepper. Stay tuned for more ideas!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren November 21, 2007 at 8:57 am

This is a great patten to show off this festive yarn. I want some! i love when you suggest pattern ideas for cool new yarns. Keep ’em coming! Thanks. L

Sarah January 19, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Fabulous! But more importantly, what is that sweater, and where can I get the pattern???

Linda June 18, 2008 at 1:01 pm

Hi Sarah,
Don’t know if I am doing this correctly. Did you receive the pattern for this adorable sweater?
Thanks, Linda

Helene October 9, 2008 at 7:45 pm

I love this sweater, too. Where can I receive/purchase a copy?

Craig October 10, 2008 at 8:15 am

Hi Helene,

The sweater in the photograph is the Cropped Cardigan. It’s knit with Blue Sky Alpaca’s Sport Weight or Melange yarn.

Glad you like it!

Sara November 30, 2008 at 1:39 pm

I too like the cropped cardigan. Where can I find the pattern.

Craig December 1, 2008 at 9:20 am

It’s the Cropped Cardigan from Blue Sky Alpaca.

ann December 11, 2008 at 11:02 am

How much yarn is required for that gorgeous scarf?

Craig December 11, 2008 at 11:14 am

Just one hank!

Roxie January 7, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Where can I find that magnificant yarn???? I have asked at all local yarn stores and have been told that they know nothing about it!


Rachel March 25, 2013 at 5:49 pm

What do you mean by, “knit 2 stitches together”? Wouldn’t that make the scarf smaller and smaller?

Craig March 26, 2013 at 10:25 am

“Knit 2 stitches together” means to insert your right needle into the next two stitches on the left needle and knit them as if they were one. You’re right, it is a decrease; but the stitch count remains the same because the yarnovers are increases and add a stitch.

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