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Thursday, June 5, 2014


We love our denim yarns at Close Knit, and summer is just the right time for them.
Sally decided to bring in Riveting Sport from Kollage for the warmer months, and I find it particularly cool that this stuff is made from recycled jeans!  I was impressed with how lightweight the skeins are, too, especially since each one contains 350 whopping yards of sport weight cotton.

As with most 100% cotton yarns, this stuff will shrink lengthwise with a machine wash and dry, just like your pure cotton jeans and tees.  Be sure to think about this when choosing a pattern.

I was poking around Ravelry for some project ideas for you all.  Let's start with shawls and's always a good idea to have a few of those handy, don't you think?
Photo borrowed from Classic Elite.
I love Riveting for the Firefly Fringed Shawl, and I think we still have that pattern book at the shop.  Just one skein and some US8s will get you going.  
Photo borrowed from Sadie and Oliver.
How about A Little Ruffle?  We had a sample of this in the shop several years ago, and it was extremely popular.  Riveting would make such a nice summer version.  You could do a smaller one with one skein, but two would be ample and so luxurious.  I would wash the body of the shawl before picking up the ruffled edge, since the shrinking will be happening in two different directions otherwise.  Not sure how that would work out...probably just more ruffles.
Photo borrowed from Knitty.
Interested in a summer sweater?  Several knitters had luck using Riveting for Amiga, a freebie from Knitty 2011.
Photo borrowed from Heidi Kirrmaier's Ravelry Shop.
Heidi Kirrmaier's Vitamin D would be amazing, too.  This yarn would have just the right swing and drape.
Photo borrowed from Kollage.
We have the pattern for Day at the Beach in stock at the shop, and the all-over pattern looks great in this lighter denim.

I wouldn't tend to use this for hat or socks, since pure cotton doesn't have a lot of bounce back.  I was pleasantly surprised to see how nicely Riveting worked up in cables and lace, though.  The texture of the yarn is a little rustic, but it really pops in the patterned stitches.  What do you all think?  I'm seeing this as a popular one this summer!

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