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!

Monday, May 29, 2006

Another finished Eleanor!

Delurking to put up my (finally) finished Lady Eleanor. I've been working on her on and off since February. It took about 10 balls of Berroco Foliage (the "Coleus" colorway) on size 9 needles. There are a few more pictures of her finished here on my blog. Thanks, and I always love seeing everyone else's photos. You are all such an inspiration, even though I rarely comment.


My Lady !

She's a bit gigantic , but I love it !

Knitted in one week ( I love this way of knitting ! )

Noro Silk Garden colour 228, about eight balls for 2 meters of length !

I didn't wanna to make the fringe, but at last they are really beautiful and so funny to make !




I can't tell you how excited I am about my Ene scarf, which was gifted to my grandma yesterday! (No, I didn't make my Mother's Day deadline. That might have been an overestimation of my speed pattern reading ability.) She's my first real lace creation and gorgeous! I'm so glad I stuck with this project after restarting three times.... although having read all your posts, that's par for the course. I used Misti Alpaca laceweight, a bit under 2 skeins, in the color "lilac," and Addi Turbo size 6 circs. So pretty and soft, and the yarn cost was only $12! This pattern ROCKS. I can't wait to make another... this time for ME!


Monday, May 22, 2006

Chevron pattern from scarf style

Hi there, thanks for letting me be part of this KAL. I've only made one scarf from scarf style so far. It's from page 136. It's called "Sam scarf" in this case. You can read the story on my blog if you are interested. I've used 1 x 100grams Artyarns Handpainted # 135 and 2 X 50 grams Artyarns Supermerino # 202 on 4.5 mm needles. I love orange colors! I'd like to make the L. Eleanor scarf (entrelac) soon. I've never done entrelac past the second row because I didn't know that you can pick up stitches on the RS also! A lady in my LYS told me otherwise. I'm very impressed with all your work!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Turtleneck Shrug

Scarf Style Turtleneck Shrug

It's done! I added little thumbholes to it, and stripes. I don't have a pattern notes or anything for the thumbholes, really I just stuck a yarn over, knit two together in there for the thumb. If I were to do it again I would probably make the thumb hole bigger somehow.

ScarfStyle Turtleneck Shrug

Any suggestions on a neater way of doing a thumbhole? Is there a pattern anywhere for free on the net that I could copy the thumbhole design from?

I think I'd make this turtleneck shrug again. I like the pattern. It's a unique looking thing. I used Luxury Collection Baby Silk and 4.5mm needles. The yarn is OOoooh so soft, and it has a shine to it.

The Silent K


Tuesday, May 16, 2006

She's Growing

Well slowly but surely she is growing. I am almost done with the first repeat of Chart 3. I am really enjoying watching this grow, now that I have the pattern down. It took me a while to figure out that giving each stitch its own number in the repeat section really helps. As long as I count to six I can remember what comes next. Everybody's scarves really look nice. You all have done some beautiful work!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Here and There and Come On Over!

So I finished my Here and There Cables! There's a photo in my Knits '06 album and a few notes on my *new* blog. Come on over--I'm serving tea today.

(Can't figure out how to post the photo here...sorry. Not just trying to encourage blog traffic!)

Edited to add... Figured out the photo thingy! For some reason the first time I posted, the option to add photos wasn't there. Dag, this cyberstuff can be mysterious.


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

yet another Ene

but who really gets bored of looking at this beautifully designed lace project?
Project specs:

yarn: Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace, black purl colorway
needles: US 5 addi circ

I have enough yarn leftover that I could've doubled the yarn, but I thought it would have muddled the colorway. She's not the biggest ene I've ever seen (about 5' from tip to tip) but she's big enough for me.


Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Misty Garden

I'm laptitelili, I'm French, and Misty Garden is my first scarf from the book Scarf Style.

Yarn: Bergère de France Doussine shade Olympia and Bergère de France Lurex shade Libellule (held together)


Monday, May 08, 2006

Ene's Scarf

I finished Ene's Scarf last weekend and am really happy with how it turned out. I used Blackberry Laceweight Silk/Wool Blend (the yarn called for by the pattern) and loved it!

Ene 2

check out my blog for the full write up:

Ene Sunlight 2

Hope you enjoy! - Jared


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Backyard Leaves and More

I finished Backyard Leaves in the first part of April. I used exactly 4 balls of Karabella Aurora 8 in the lavender color. It was so fun, I'm thinking I'll be making another one in the fall. I loved knitting with Karabella Aurora, and it is very soft on my neck. I did stumble on the very first row, though, until I read some of the other blogs. Not being real familiar with lace patterns, it didn't occur to me to start Row 1 as a wrong side row. I don't know if that's common or not, but I've made a note of it.

Previous to joining this KAL, I'd completed Vintage Velvet. I used 5 skeins of Muench Yarns Touch Me in a peacock bluey/green color. It is sooo beautiful, I didn't want to felt it, but maybe next fall. I'd like to see someone's else's in this color that has felted it, but I may have to do a swatch with the leftover yarn and test it myself.
I'd also completed Misty Garden last fall using Queensland Collection Soft Comfort Mohair, but I've since given it away as a gift and didn't get a picture of it. For as simple a scarf as it was, my mind seemed to wander and I had to frog every once in a while. As you probably know, frogging that freakin' mohair ain't no easy thang. I don't think I'd ever choose to knit with that particular yarn again. I also found it a bit itchy against my neck for a scarf.
I just love Scarf Style and this is my first KAL. I've recently begun a knitting blog at, so drop in and say hi. I'm looking at Blizzard or Here and There Cables as the next scarf, but that will be probably next October. My husband is wondering how many scarves a girl needs in Southern California, and I keep asking him how many golf clubs does he need:)

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Monday, May 01, 2006

Midwest Moonlight Dressing table mat

Hiya, I've come up with another use for Ivy Bigelow's Midwest Moonlight pattern!
I started making it in Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere and soon began to realise that the yarn and pattern were not exactly in perfect harmony - the cotton blend yarn was too crisp and lacking in drape for a scarf. (See what happens when you don't swatch....)
I knew I was beat but rather than rip it out I thought maybe it would be more appropriate as a mat, so I persevered for a few more repeats and ended up with a rather fetching household linen.
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