Sunday, November 12, 2006

WIP - Reversible Cable Scarf

What's on the needles?? I'm making the Reversible Cable scarf from Northampton Wools Knitting Book in Classic Elite Lush (50% wool, 50% angora) in colourway Cayman Coral. I just started my 3rd skein and have 2 to go. It will be completed by next weekend.

More socks!

On to the socks...I've finished 2 more pair. The one on the right is just a plain sock made with Regia. The other sock is a simple K2P2 ribbing, and I used Cherry Tree Hill supersock. Each set of socks took about 3 days to complete.

Oak Leaf and Acorn Lace scarf - complete!

This is the Oak Leaf and Acorn scarf, designed by Evelyn Clark for Fiber Trends. The yarn is Rowan Tapestry, in colourway 174 Rustic. The yarn is 70% wool and 30% soy protein. It's gorgeous yarn that knitted up into a beautiful scarf. This scarf took 2.5 balls (at about US$9 each), but I could have made it a bit shorter and used just 2 balls. The scarf is worked from the center to the ends, using a provisional cast-on that is later picked up and knitted to the opposite end. There is a picot edging in the pattern, but I opted not to do that edging (the receipent wouldn't have liked it). The scarf calls for lace weight yarn with a size 6 needle, but I used DK weight yarn and a size 6 Addi Natura 32" circular needle, out of necessity. I started with the Addi Turbos but found the yarn kept slipping off. The yarn has much of the behaviour as was miserable to rip out, clinging all the time. Fortunately, I didn't have to do much of that, but even the provisional cast-on was difficult to remove. Would I use the yarn again?? I probably would as the colourways are gorgeous. I actually bought 5 balls of this yarn, so perhaps another one of these scarves would make a nice gift to someone. The scarf took me about 4 days to complete.

Two more blankies done!

This blog isn't my top priority, but over the past couple weeks, there have been a few more FO's worth posting. First is yet-another Heritage blanket (from Oat Couture), this time done with Wool Pack NZ 14 ply in ecru. This one is about 90cm (36 inches) square, sized for someone in a wheelchair. I used a size 10 Addi Turbo needle and 3 250-gram hanks of yarn. This took a week to complete.

The blue blanket is another of the Heart blankies from Fiber Trends, this time in blue for a little boy who is soon to arrive. I used 10 balls of Shepherd Colour 4 Me, 100% superwash wool, DK weight, and used a size 7 Addi Turbo needle.