Update, 3/21/10: Our custom colors of Salt + Pepper yarn are currently unavailable. Tilli Tomas Disco Lights yarn is a perfect substitute.
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.
With 1 hank of Washington, we knit this 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!