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!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Fast FO's

Hey, Knitterati!

When I read the many blogs extolling how easy and quick the Shetland Triangle was, I didn't believe it - but here's mine, 7 days start-to-finish knitting, including 2 additional repeats! It's a crappy pic, but the specs are more important anyway:

RYC Cashcotton 4-ply/197 yds, just under 2 skeins; size 6 circulars; again, a 7 day knit; cold water immersion blocked with wires and pinning, an extra two full days. I bought a sweater/lace blocking wire set by Fiber Fantasy (ech, I ended up pinning it for two days, so there ya go - maybe I need more practice). This will definitely be a go-to pattern for holiday gift giving - in fact, this was a gift and the recipient absolutely loved it! The yarn is wonderful to knit with - it's mostly cotton so it doesn't like to be stretched a lot but it holds blocking well, and the added angora and cashmere give it a nice touch and subtle sheen.

The second FO I completed almost a year ago, but this is a great pattern that's never been posted here and I encourage all of you who have Wrap Style to check out the Shoulder cozy:

I've actually made 2 of these; the first one was a gift to someone who didn't bother to send a thank you (we know the type, don't we?) after I agonized for months over the yarn, color, and button - I'll admit that the knit itself only took 12 days including blocking. It's a beautiful mini-cape and I was irked by the non-response to say the least, so I made one for myself (that'll teach her!) in 9 days. The specs: Knitpicks Sierra/110 yds, a little less than 4 skeins; size 11 circulars; an 8-day knit and 1 day blocking; big ol' thrift store button, about fiddy cents. This is so stylish and quick, and it really does keep the shoulders cozy. It truly makes a great gift - especially the one you give yourself!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Here and There Cables

Hi - I'm new to this group blog; thanks for having me. Here's a photo of my recently completed Here and There Cables from Scarf Style. I used the Reynolds Odyssey called for but in a blue colorway. Loved the yarn and the pattern - highly recommend them both!