I’m a yarn snob. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with so many amazing yarns as a designer that you would think I would be hard to impress, but no. I love yarn so much, and the fact that I get to play with all these delicious (and frequently hand-dyed) yarns is one of the perks of doing what I do.
That said, when I went to wind this Luxe Sock yarn by The Unwind Yarn Company, I actually exclaimed “Oooooh!” quite loudly. My son (who is not phased by my crazy yarn love) turned and said, “Nice yarn, huh?” And nice it is. Turquoise is enjoying a rotation in my favorite colors right now, so the fact that it was turquoise and in this luscious MCN base… well I just couldn’t lose with that combination.
Callais is constructed a bit different. It starts with a small-ish cast-on and then you work the cabled lace pattern, incorporating the increases at the shoulder lines. You end up with a rectangular shawl that behaves itself and sits quite nicely on your shoulders.
Callais is offered in two sizes – to use up about 400 and 800 yards of yarn respectively. If you live somewhere warmish, you might do the shawlette size, but the larger shawl size will give more coverage up north or in the arctic wilds of an overly air-conditioned office.
Needles: Size 6 needles (4.0 mm)
Yarn: The Unwind Yarn Company Luxe Sock in “Totally Turq” – 435 yards to 100g, 1 (2) skeins worth
Gauge: 20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in blocked stockinette
Size: Two sizes – Shawlette (42″ wide) and Shawl (60″ wide) – sample is in the small size on Olga, my 40″ bust mannequin
Callais is available to purchase for $6.00 USD