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!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

I picked up Lace Style a couple of weeks ago. There was quite a search for it. None of my usual LYS shops had it yet. I have been in sock mode for a while, so will probably make the Floral Lace Anklets my first project. I also plan on doing the Lily of the Valley Shawl and the Essential Tank Top. Other patterns call to me as well, but these are the three I want to make first.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Some COC Action

It occurred to me this afternoon - while I am trying to procrastinate on the three graduate projects I have due next week - that there was some "if you post your pics, I'll post mine" action in the comments a while back.

So, here's my pic of the Color on Color scarf!
Like I said before, I've been working on it forever - not steadily, though. I did all the regular parts in two days, and have spent the rest of the last several months working on the first fair isle section that is on the right in the photo. I can only do a row or two at a time; all the stranding is tedious. Despite what I might normally call garish color combinations, I really like this scarf. It may just end up as a wall decoration in my office, rather than an item of clothing.


Saturday, April 14, 2007

I love the Shetland Triangle!

I finished the Shetland Triangle a couple of weeks ago. I'm not a shawl girl, but I really loved knitting it up, in fact I've already started another. The yarn is Sundara's Silky Merino Aran (I don't know what it is about this yarn that I can't get a good picture of it, it must be the silk in it), I like the yarn a lot, except for the fact that I have yet to wear the shawl and it is already getting fuzzy. I did one extra repeat and had to order one more skein after I ran out, which makes the shawl a two and a quarter skein project. I only had about seven rows left to knit up when I ran out. Bummer.

At the moment I'm knitting the second Shetland Triangle in Rowan Felted Tweed, it's looking like a great yarn, I'm really happy with how tweedy it is. My only concern is that there may be a lack of stitch definition, I'll knit a few repeats and check it out.

Thanks so much to everyone who helped me start off the shawl when I had questions!


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wandering Aran Fields - finished!

Thank you all so much for your help when I first started this project. It's finally done, and was shipped out today and will hopefully arrive just in time for Grandma's birthday. Other than the time pressures, this was quite an enjoyable knit. I love cables, and it was just short enough to get through without getting bored.

Pattern: Wandering Aran Fields by Norah Gaughan in Wrap Style
Yarn: Patons Wool
Needles: Knitpicks options in size 6-8


Sunday, April 08, 2007

Shetland Triangle in progress


Progress: 65 rows of body pattern

Right now I'm thinking I bought way too much yarn for this project. The pattern called for about 550 yards of yarn. I bought 3 balls of Knitpicks gloss, each with 220 yards of yarn. I'm 65 rows into the body pattern and I'm still on my first ball-o-yarn. The pattern calls for 80 rows of the body pattern, and I'm almost certain I'll still be on my first ball then. Oh well, better too much yarn than too little, right?


Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Wandering Aran Fields - almost there!

It feels as if I've been working on this forever, and I'm finally nearing the end. I've made a bit of progress since this picture, completing the button bands and the first few rows of the collar. I think grandma will like it, don't you?


Monday, April 02, 2007

Color on Color scarf!

I don't have any pictures, but wanted to give an update: I'm working on the final i-cords. I'm so close to the end I can taste it (I started in June of last year and had to take a lot of time off due to wrist pain).

When I first started on these i-cords, I really didn't want to do them. A friend suggested I just use a crochet hook and chain stitch cords, but they looked too flimsy for this massive scarf. So I cried, cursed, took a week off, then started on i-cords. They do look much better.

Once I finish those, I plan to wash, block and then line it with something as the back side looks terrible with all those woven in ends. If anyone has any suggestions for lining material, I'd love to hear it.

Once it is done, I plan to wear it for a day, just to give it a proper send off. Then I'll post pictures.