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!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Midwest Moonlight Scarf (or Storm Water Scarf)

I've just completed the Midwest Moonlight Scarf, which, by the way, is the same pattern as the Fleece Artist Storm Water Scarf. This was done in seasilk and looks and feels (and smells) fantastic! A few more pics can be found on my blog.


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Monday, September 18, 2006

Shetland Triangle

I recently completed the Shetland Triangle from "Wrap Style." I think it turned out great.

Shetland Triangle 3


Read the full write-up here if you're interested. Thanks!

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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Here and There Braid



I'm using hand-dyed alpaca.

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Color on Color Scarf





It is exciting to see this scarf coming together. But it's been a wrist killer, so progress has been slow. Here it is so far......

(In the closeup of the Fair Isle section you can see the turning row. )

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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Finished Zig Zag




So, here we have the finished product. Looks kind of Scandinavian to me. As you can see, I decided to include the pom poms - for 2 reasons: 1. more fun for a teenager; 2. because I used acrylic yarn, I wouldn't be able to block the end peaks of the scarf effectively - the weight of pom poms will help keep the peaks more defined.
The colours on the photo still did not come out that great, sorry.

Re. hat: I found the free pattern here:
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=93&d_id=12&lang=en

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

my backyard leaves scarf

Hi, I just joined the KAL. I've already made the backyard leaves scarf and thought I'd share it with you all with a little before and after action. Blocking made a dramatic difference.

Completed June 2, 2006
Size 8 Needles
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Pea Green (very similar to their new color, Olive)















I gifted my mother with the Fair Isle Jazz scarf. It came out very nicely, but it was very very wide and I'm a small person, so my Mom got it, but I didn't take a photograph of it first. Maybe I'll snag one of it at Christmas.

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Color on Color anyone?

Has anyone made the Color on Color scarf? My search turned up nada.

I'm just over halfway done in section 16 and wondering if I need to block the darn thing before trying to pick up stitches for the next section. I started it so long ago...I think I might have blocked the first sections a little before switching from horizontal to vertical (or vice versa, this scarf is pretty topsy turvy).

Photo is from when I finished section 15. Oh and by the way, I skipped the long vertical strip at the neck edge, thinking (for better or worse) that it might make more sense to add it toward the end. It's a fun project that's been on needles for awhile and I just picked it back up again.

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Glad to join


Hi, my name is Margaret. I am glad to join this KAL and I plan to make at least 2 projects from "Scarf Style".
My first is the Zig Zag scarf - a Christmas gift for my teenage niece, done in her favourite colours. This scarf knits up very fast, so I already finished it, but it needs to be washed and photographed. Today, I attach work-in progress photos.
Sorry, the colours did not come out that great. In real life they are much more deep/rich and saturated, eg. Admiral (navy) is more blue than in the picture, and Raisin has more plummy-red in it.

Yarn used: Bernat Satin - makes for a nice, somewhat weighty scarf, which won't come easily undone in the wind if you just wrap it loosely around your neck.
I also made a matching hat. Photos to follow in the next few days.

Next project: Balloon scarf.

Newbie

Hi Everyone,
Just discovered this KAl. Thanks for letting me join. Can't wait to read all the posts and view everyone's beautiful projects. Not sure what my first one will be yet. I'll read the posts and view the pics for my inspiration. I love to knit lace so that will probably enter into my decision. Again, thanks for letting me joing.
Sue J.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Floral Trellis

I did this in same chenille, but different colorway. There is a mistake in the scarf (crocheted) not the roses, so be sure and get the changes at interweave site. It was fast and easy to make. The roses are so pretty knitted up!

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Monday, September 04, 2006

Lady Eleanor


She is finally finished. Started her back in June. Used 6 skeins of Noro Silk garden #65 and 2 skeins of #205. Also used moonlight mohair for the fringe. She is a bit over 5 feet (unblocked). More pictures on my blog .

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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Interlocking balloons



I used about 4 or 5 balls of: Zara 100% merino extra fine in a beautiful dark gray/black that unfortunately does not photograph well. This was made as a gift for my husband who is an artist-blacksmith, so using a dark color was important.

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ZigZag Stripes or Chevron Scarf


Thanks to the help of a friend with a scanner, I am finally able to contribute on a completed piece here!

I used left over baby blanket yarn and made the color changes randomly. Sorry, I no longer have the yarn information. I thought it needed a spot of color and, with my husband's help, found the perfect shade of yellow that would pop.

I'm not a fan of the bobbles at the end, though. I'd leave them off next time.

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