In between bigger projects, I started a little top by Isabel Kraemer called Tresoro. We had just received a shipment of mYak Kupa, and I did not have a project in the shop using the yarn, so this was the perfect marriage of project, yarn, and necessity. I did a gauge swatch (of course) and was pleased with the feel of the yarn and knew it would be perfect for the sweater. I cast on the sweater, a knit for a couple of days, and fell in love. Oh my goodness, do I adore this yarn!
Kupa is a combination of yak and organic cotton and knits up beautifully. It is soft and forgiving to knit and has fabulous stitch definition. I can honestly say it is a pleasure to work with. You know those projects you can hardly wait to work on? Because of Kupa, this is one of them for me.
With all of this in mind, here are a few suggestions to entice you!
Tresoro by Isabel Kraemer - This very simple sweater is knit from the top down and is designed to be a wardrobe basic. I am knitting mine to wear under blazers and jackets. You can knit either an a-line or straight body and long or short sleeves, depending on what works for you. The sleeves are a wee bit short for me, so I am going to lengthen them so they hit the mid-upper arm.
I am knitting a solid color, but this striped version is so cute!
From Me with Love by mYak - This is a little striped scarf that can be worn around your neck or as a headband or headscarf. A quick knit, this is a great accessory for summer.
On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg - I knit this shawl years ago in wool, but I may have to revisit it with yak and cotton. Knit with Kupa, it becomes a great summer shawl or a nice gift for someone who is wool adverse.
Tee 23 by Deborah Doherty - This new pattern is a great-looking summer sweater. The texture at the top and the simple lace at the hem really show off the crisp stitch definition you get with Kupa.
Whether you decide on one of the above patterns, either way, you should give Kupa a try. You'll be smitten, too!