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Creating knitted accents with Rozetti Cotton Gold yarn

 

In our last chapter of our work with Universal Yarn’s Rozetti Cotton Gold yarn, we’re going to look at using it as a complement to another yarn. Knitters who like to work with fine yarns are going to want to keep reading.

 

A sapphire blue ball of Cotton Gold atop two soft, pale grey balls.
Rozetti Cotton Gold is a laceweight, sequinned yarn with 65% cotton, 27% paillettes and 8% twist of glitter yarn.

 

Today we continue to branch out with our “yarn doodling”. For this sample, I chose a soft, medium gray ball of laceweight yarn to complement the soft, light gray of the Cotton Gold.

As I knitted yesterday’s sample, I thought that a touch of Cotton Gold would look great near the face and it would also look nice with a fine knit fabric, so I picked up my size US 4 [3.5mm] needles, and started knitting a fine, stockinette stitch fabric. Once I had a few inches, I added the Cotton Gold to make a v-neck insert. Didn’t even pull a stitch dictionary for this one; I just went “organic” with a diamond pattern that would naturally fill the “V”.

 

A medium grey sample with a "V" insert of pale grey Cotton Gold, finished across the top with the same medium grey
A gray laceweight yarn combined with a “V” of Cotton Gold makes one daydream of a lightweight shell with a dash of sparkle

 

Analysis: If working this into a sweater or shell, I think I would choose a slightly paler shade of gray for the main yarn. Apart from that, there are SO many possibilities for this concept.

The “V” insert here could be done in a boatneck style, as shown, or a second “V” could be made in the Cotton Gold, to make a “v within a v” neck. The diamond could be made wider, with wide shoulders that would be draped in at the front to create a cowl front (or back!)

Speaking of the back, this concept could be applied to form a large diamond to make a dramatic fashion statement. On a smaller scale, this could be done on one (or both) sleeves, or even to make a gusset on a skirt for evening.

Now, I’m off to find a pattern for an asymmetrical triangle shawl to make with this yarn!

 

A green shawl/ scarf draped over a dressmaker's Judy with one end of the shawl threaded through large eyelets on the wide end of the shawl
I found JUST the thing! it’s called Pfeilraupe!

 

A skinny scarf in pale grey Cotton Gold with a long, thin blue stripe along one side of a very elongated triangle that has slots down the short side. The scarf is looped around the neck and the long, skinny end is threaded through the loops to create a graceful cowl.
I found JUST the thing! This pattern is called Pheilraupe. The original design is worked in a heavier yarn — a double knitting weight — but done in Cotton Gold it makes a sparkly accent to wear to a holiday party or other glamorous event!

 

This is part 5 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 4: Knitting Rozetti Cotton Gold with another yarn

About Cynthia MacDougall

Cynthia MacDougall is a multi-discipline craft artist who teaches knitting. She has taught at venues from Kingston, Ontario to Olds, Alberta. A designer and technical writer since the mid-1990s, Cynthia is currently a contributor and knitting editor for A Needle Pulling Thread and KNITmuch magazines. She is also the owner of Canadian Guild of Knitters which she operates for the love of Knit!

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