Anzula For Better or Worsted is the worsted weight yarn of your dreams. First off it’s an MCN blend, which just makes it better right away. And then the twist is just perfection – such a sproingy, lovely yarn. Knitting with it is heavenly.
Kahel uses two skeins of For Better or Worsted in a rich deep orange shade called Arizona. For this design I really wanted something generous and sumptuous. Something you could really wrap yourself up in. On size 9 needles the For Better or Worsted makes a cozy fabric, and the way the fabric is worked, it has a beautiful wrong-side which makes it reversible.
Kahel is worked from tip to tip – the increasing and decreasing is all incorporated into the patterning, and the garter lace edging is applied as the knitting is worked. The simple knit/purl pattern with eyelets looks more complicated than it is. For experienced knitters it’s great knit-night knitting – the kind that become intuitive as you go along. And for beginners to charts and lace it’s a great way to hone your chart skills.
Needles: Size 9 needles (5.5 mm)
Yarn: Anzula For Better or Worsted, 80% merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon, 200 yards to 115g, 1 skein
Gauge: 16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in blocked body pattern
Size: 64″ wide and 24″ tall after blocking