7 colors, no purling, 4 ways to wear it

Change of plans – we didn’t go to Maryland Sheep & Wool this year.  Life just got too busy and instead we stayed home, munched at a cafe, planned a new project, and of course – knit.

I got an email from Miss Babs earlier in the week talking about Maryland and what she planned to bring – including her Polydactyl kits.  The kits have 7 small skeins of her Yummy 2 ply base (she calls them Yummy Toes) and she mentioned that Tubularity was designed for this kit.

I hadn’t considered making Tubularity before but now I was curious – Martina doesn’t make a bad design.  I started clicking through the FOs to better understand how this design worked and then I noticed – Martina posted a video of all the ways to style it!  That video clinched it for me.

ways to wear tubularity

My favorite is the top left – a stylish, clever capelet.

Top right is buttoned similarly but you rotate how you wear it.

Bottom left is done by folding the tube into itself – creating a thicker, less fussy cowl.

And bottom right is when you pull the tube over your head.  Martina also mentions that you can wear it as a hood.

So you know what comes next, right?  Raiding my stash.

I found 7 colors I liked but didn’t love, so I bought a couple more skeins of Koigu kpppm as well.

tubularity yarn - 7 skeins


From left to right:

  • Miss Babs Yummy 2 ply in What a Concept
  • Koigu KPPPM in P729 (new)
  • Koigu KPPPM in P847 (new)
  • Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Lilac
  • Koigu KPPPM in P837
  • Black Bunny Superwash Merino Classic in City of Roses
  • Koigu KPPPM in P904 (new)

And here you can see them up close.

The first three

tubularity yarn - first 3 skeins

and the last four
tubularity yarn - last 4 skeins


I had tried to select colors that were more different – like Martina’s and also like the Polydactyl kits – but I just couldn’t find a combo I liked.  So instead I went with my classic pinks, reds and purples.  As Paul said – it matches everything I own.

I cast on last night and have a tiny garter triangle right now (not very exciting) but I can see how this project can become addictive.  I already can’t wait to see how it looks with the next color added.  And then the next one.

And of course I’m daydreaming about how I’ll take more of a risk on my *next* Tubularity.

I’ll catch you on the purl side…

5 thoughts on “7 colors, no purling, 4 ways to wear it

  1. I don’t think it’s necessary to step out of your color comfort zone all the time. In my opinion, that is what socks are for. I wouldn’t wear an orange sweater, but I will wear the most obnoxious orange socks.

  2. This pattern is AWESOME! Thank you so much for sharing! It goes straight in my favorites and in my ravelry queue!
    I love your color combo choice. You should wear whatever color suits you the most :)
    Can’t wait to see your tubularity finished !

  3. I was sad to hear that MSW wasn’t in the cards for you this year. Boo!

    I loved this pattern when I say Martina’s video showing all the ways you can wear it. Nothing wrong with knitting colors that work for you. This will be fabulous!

  4. I love the colour combination you chose for the Tubularity! I have seen that pattern pop up a lot recently but I still have a giant skein that needs to transform into a Nuvem before I can tackle another one of Behm’s patterns :P.

  5. Ok, I need this in my life. It’s genius, functional and cute. There is something about bold colors and stripes that always appeals to me.

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