Scarf Style/Wrap Style Knit-Along

The inspirations for this knit-along are the Scarf Style and Wrap Style books (from Interweave Press); should you wish to share your creations from the book, this is a wonderful place to do it. Also welcome are helpful tips, corrections, ideas for variations, and suggestions for materials. This knit-along will last indefinitely, so join any time!

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Backyard Leaves Started

I'm knitting both halves at once from Mal Abrigo Worsted Merino in Natural:
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This pattern isn't as hard to follow as I thought it would be. I just use a post-it to mark the line I'm working on. And this yarn is so nice to work with :)


Moonlight update...

Here is what my scarf looks like so far with 11 repeats of the 25 completed. I'm really enjoying this pattern.

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I'm all ready planning on making another scarf, the Vintage Velvet, from this book. I'm not going to use the same yarn, but I like the cables and the ones finished by other knitters in this group.

Forbes Forest

"Forbes Forest" finished at last!

I used the Jaeger Matchmaker DK as in the original, although in a darker color.

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Friday, July 22, 2005

I'm Back!

Ok, you've all inspired me to make Ene's Scarf. I am ready to go...

I'll try to post progress...or visit the blog...

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Progress on Ruffles and Stripes and Bobbles

Hi all, I'm new to this KAL and to blogging. I've been knitting for over 20 years, but have been blogging about it only a month. Thanks for letting me join. Can you believe I'm the second Ina in this group?

My WIPs are Amanda Blair Brown's two designs in Scarf Style. Just about everything she designs appeals to me - I'm very keen to collect her patterns.

Here's progress pix. First there's the inevitable Ruffles in pink Bernat Softee Baby, on pink needles for extra sweetness. I love the 3D effect from the short rows. Softee Baby is so soft that the slip sts on the edge are curling a bit, which is rather charming.

Progress photo of Ina's Ruffles scarf

Then there's Stripes and Bobbles in Noro Kureyon #159, #147, and #163. I love the edginess of the deconstructed stripes. The Kureyon is self-striping beautifully.

Progress photo of Ina's Stripes and Bobbles scarf

Both are fun knits, great conversation starters when knitting in public, and both are intended as prezzies. Were I to make Ruffles for myself, I think I'd prefer something more lettuce-y - green, a bit crisper, and even more Savoyed. I'm liking Stripes and Bobbles so much, it may take some considerable willpower to part with her. I hope blogging will help keep me honest!

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Friday, July 15, 2005

The Lady is finally done!!

I finally blocked and put the fringe on my Lady Eleanor. And I love her so much!!

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She turned out a little wider and about 10-12 inches longer than the pattern calls for. I'm glad because that guarantees that I can throw the ends over my shoulder and they will stay.

Made out of Manos del Uruguay on size 10 needles.


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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Midwest Moonlight II

I started my Midwest Moonlight scarf and had a couple of hiccups. I started with a different yarn, but ended up changing to some dark green Peruvian Highland wool from Elann, which is working much better. I got up to about 3 repeats of the pattern before I had to rip it out and start over. So here it is with almost 4 repeats of the 25 called for in the pattern:

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Saturday, July 09, 2005

vintage velvet completed

finally done and photographed. I used just under 5 balls of Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk. This will be so nice to wear once fall comes around.

so next I think I'll try interlocking balloons.

love this book!



Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Midwest Moonlight

I recently joined this KAL, but was having trouble deciding which of the great patterns to start with in this book. For me, I'm starting on the Midwest Moonlight scarf tonight using some Filatura DK Luxor in rust. I bought this yarn a long time ago and have now just found something to use it for.

I do have a question about another pattern in the book. My friend wants me to knit the Garter-Stitch wrap. The only problem is that it calls for 3000 yards (1 cone) of Huba Fuwa Fuwa yarn. I doubt I'll be able to find this for a reasonable price and have no idea what to substitute. My friend wants it to be warm, but not bulky and heavy, and she wants it to be soft. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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