Parley is the sort of knit that will become a wardrobe staple. Its simple design has just the right amount of details without being fussy. I adore the gently rolled neck band and the narrow plackets.
The yoke is oh-so-perfect with its sweet and easy stitch pattern. Below another look at the yoke in a version Mary Lou made in Neighborhood Fiber Company’s Studio DK. The stitches add a wonderful texture that really highlight a hand dyed yarn like this.
I can see myself turning to Parley again and again to pair with a skirt, tights, and boots. I’ve been on a little sewing bender lately, cranking out skirts as if I had nothing else in my closet. Now that I’ve made a bunch I’m having the best time dreaming about tops and sweaters to wear with them. A quick look through my stash revealed several options for Parley.
Just imagine how soft Parley would be knit in this Fibre Company Knightsbridge (the yarn is a decadent blend of llama, merino, and silk), and these skeins of Barley are perfect with the skirt I cut out yesterday.
Or what about the perfect fall sweater made with Jill Draper’s Mohonk in Deerskin Jacket? I love it with this pretty bark cloth fabric. I haven’t started this skirt yet, but it’s next up after I finish that blue skirt I cut out yesterday .
And then there are my dreams of a dreamy Parley knit in Woolfolk Tynd, Color No 4, to wear with my current favorite skirt. I am a fool for mod prints on bark cloth and this mustardy color is just so perfectly 70’s. The medium grey Tynd would make a wonderful all around cardigan that I could wear with just about anything.
I’m not sure which of these I’ll choose for my Parley. And that’s where I could use your help, let me know which of the three combos pictured above is your favorite and you’ll be entered to win 4 skeins of Briggs and Little Sport, in the color that was used for the version of Parley shown in Drop Dead Easy Knits.
Post your comments by midnight on Wednesday June 14 to be entered in the contest.
Comments are now close. I used a random number generator to select a winner, an email has been sent to the winner.
The winner is Kathryn who commented: “Definitely #2–such a gorgeous color, and I think the variegation in the yarn is just right for the pattern” on July 13.
PS. Have you gotten your TTL Mystery Shawl 2017 pattern yet? It’s only $4 until the KAL starts on the 15th. Now’s the time to start thinking about yarn — there are a bunch of pretty choices of the yarn I used over on the Yarn Carnival website.