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, May 27, 2007

Some ScarfStyle FOs

A while ago I finished Lady E! I used around eight skeins in Noro Silk Garden.

Husbands 'Missoni' scarf was finished this weekend. Huh. there where truly many ends to weave in but it was all worth it! He really loves it!

Also my brown Ene is recently done. And what a fantastic and unusual pattern it is! Starting with almost four hundred stitches the beginning was pretty tenacious. But otherwise I found Ene a simple knit and wow how the finishing blocking really made wonders with the shawl.

For more pics, see my blog.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Turtle Neck Shrug

Happy Mother's Day (one day early but happy day all the same).

In honor of Mommy's Day I want to post the Turtle Neck Shrug that I made for my mom. This was really her very belated b-day present and she received it almost a month ago but I just got around to posting it on my blog so now a posting it here.

I used Elsebeth Lavold Silky Tweed, color 02 and I just love it, my mom loves, its cute, soft, etc.

You can check out my blog for more info!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Fading out

I'm so sorry, lovely knitters - I had posted about the GSW in my hand-spun, hand-dyed Wensleydale, and was waiting for more roving since I'd run out - and there is no shipment in sight, according to Halcyon Yarn. So I've frogged it, and will be knitting something else, out of another book. I hope to post again soon, with another Scarf Style/Wrap Style garment.

Happy stitches!



Oops, this is replacing a repeat.


Monday, May 07, 2007

Here and There Cables

Hi all! Here is my finished scarf in Malabrigo kettle dyed yarn in color Sealing Wax. I don't know how the color appears on your monitor, but it is a warm, oxblood color in person. I did the scarf in 3 pattern repeats instead of 4 because it is for a man and because the yarn knits up very thick cables. The scarf is about 6 feet long. I think it is very comfortable!
I don't know if it was the pattern or the incredibly soft yarn that made this scarf such a joy to knit. I'm considering making another one, this time for me!

My Tweedy Triangle

I just finished blocking this last night. I'm sure most of you know this item, here are the stats:

The Shetland Triangle by Evelyn A. Clark from Wrap Style

Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed in Dragon #147 (a little over two balls of yarn)

Needles: Knit Picks Options circular US 7- 36"

Modifications: I followed the pattern exactly, only adding a repeat and leaving out the last few rows that would result in the pointy ends (not a fan of the dramatic points).

I love how this turned out, I can say that this will be a favorite for years to come. I love the tweed, it's a nice grey/green with some flecks of white and blue in it. I'm hooked on tweed, makes me want to wrap it around my neck and hop a flight to Dublin. It turned out much more delicate than I thought it would, very light weight. I gave it a really tight blocking, something I didn't do with the Shetland Triangle I made out of the aran weight silk/merino yarn I used previously. I may reblock it again.

About the Knit Picks Options needles, they have changed knitting for me, hands down. I want to buy the whole set and the DPN's. (Hint hint, June birthday coming up, you know who you are) The finish IS like glass and the cord is so soft, it wasn't at all twisted or looped. You can use the needles as either circular or straight with the attachments that come with the cables. Now what to do with all my bamboo needles.

Horse Hound Knit Spin


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

"Mini" Lady Eleanor

Hello All! Here is a progress picture of my "Mini" Lady Eleanor Stole. I don't have enough of this yarn, Patons SWS, to make the full size version so I casted on 24 vs 56 sts for a scarf size version. It's looking like it will be about 10in wide. That's a little wider than I prefer but, I will keep going since this is good practice and I want to make the full size stole with Silk Garden as soon as my wallet permits. I do have 3 skeins of Silk Garden #205 in my stash...I think I may try using it and cast on 16 sts. It should be around 6 - 7 in, judging by the width of this one and 3 skeins should be enough for a scarf this way.