When the streetlights come on and the moon casts its glow on this side of the pond, somewhere along the sun-drenched Spanish coastline, Katia’s yarn development team is diligently working away, continuing to stay one hop, skip and a jump ahead in the industry. Ondas and Triana started the proverbial ruffle ball rolling, two incredibly enigmatic yarns that caused an astonishing ripple effect worldwide. Building on the success of these yarns, Katia introduces the next innovator to their Spring/Summer collection- Azahar.
Categorized as a self-ruffling yarn, Azahar differs slightly, fine cotton threads are woven in a zigzag fashion through two lateral bands creating an airy open effect. Four neutral shades are available in shops now, white, silver/white, cream, and beige/white.
Flat-out fabulous! This cover shot is an eye-catching shrug, that looks incredibly intricate in stitch detail, but don’t be bamboozled. One skein of Azahar in col #53, is simply cut into long strips and laid side-by-side to join with a crochet hook and a chain stitch.
Vertical Lines! Another stunner from the latest Katia Elegance Collection, a lightweight tunic knit in Brisa, with a lovely scalloped border crocheted as the P.S. Create a long lean look with one skein of Azahar in col #50, gently gathered and sewn on top in perpendicular fashion.
Flower Power! A frilly skirt from Katia Book no. 61. for ages four to twelve. Azahar col #52 makes a gradual transition from a knitted edge into rows of crochet using Mississippi 3. The final touch is a flower created from Azahar, with just a quick gathering and a few stitches to keep it firmly in place.