What’s up with Ruby’s Vintage Patterns? Well, Ruby was a really hard working woman in her time. Her life has unfolded before my eyes over the past 12 years and I am truly interested in sharing her story. So in Project number 1, I am knitting the garment using the materials originally called for in her 1960s written pattern. As I do, I am also searching for that perfect 21st century yarn to work the design in parallel. I think Ruby deserves to have her patterns revived, as they are universal, practical designs, meant for us “normal knitters”. We like Simple & Practical. We know if we are going to spend X amount of time hand knitting the garment, then you need quality materials that will hold up to the XX wear and easy care you hope the intended user will give it!! I truly like knitting things that people will actually use! So look forward to explaining more about Ruby, her patterns and her story.
Goldilocks originally though I should call this one goldilocks…But after sleeping on it I like Copprella…it’s the name this yarn will have. Copperella was made in China from polyester, cotton and 3% “unknown” materials (the sequins and tinsel-like gold) Maybe Rumplestiltskin would be more appropriate. After all he taught the girl to spin straw into gold.
Though I’m sure it didn’t start out as straw, the color caught my eye, it’s warm. The texture is silky, not scratchy as many metallic-look yarns can be.
Copperella will be processed and measured, the reused in an open-lace pattern. I might add a strands of teal, orange, or purple….follow me later in projects!