Friday, September 27, 2013

Finished Dressy Infinity Scarf

There is almost an hour left to post something for 'Finished Friday', so here is my finished Dressy Infinity Scarf. I have worn it twice since I finished it and am happy with how well it turned out!

Here is a close up of the yarn/fibres and drop stitch pattern ...

It is more of an accessory than an item for warmth, but it can be wrapped three times if I need to on a windy or chilly day.

Because the yarn is so 'slinky', it can also be tied into a knot and worn long...

I've have an out-of-town guest, so it will be a week or two before I can start on my next project but that will give me time to figure out what I want to tackle next.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Dressy Infinity Scarf (Work In Progress)

Like most knitters, I have a stash of yarn. The problem is, I can't decide what to make with any of it so I make nothing.  This weekend I decided enough was enough, and I pulled out a beautiful artisan yarn from 'Knit & Caboodle' in Canmore. And I started on an infinity scarf...

It's a simple drop stitch pattern, but all the different textures in the yarn (including a silver thread) give it lots of interest while keeping a lovely drape.   The yarn is by 'Aslan Trends' - Fantasy Luxury Yarns and the colour is 'Litoral Sparkle'.

I've seen lots of infinity scarves in the stores this season - the trouble is they are all quite wide. While they are beautiful - they do NOT look good on me with my short neck.  This one is made using only 13 pegs. It looks narrow, but when you double it up as an infinity I think it is going to be just perfect.

It's also working up quickly, so I hope to have photos to share of it all finished later in the week.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Finished Mobius Shawl

This afternoon I got the ends woven in, and the pictures taken of my finished Mobius Shawl. It looks different on the hanger than it does on me, but this will give you the idea and is probably how I will wear it most often...

The stitch pattern is so nice - and of course it is virtually the same on both sides which is important because of the mobius twist.

Below is a picture of the stitch markers I used on the loom ... I got the idea from other loomers. They are pencil grips, cut apart and they work like a charm! Sure made counting the stitches a breeze.

You can pull it up higher around your shoulders and roll the neck back to form a collar ...

Or pull it up even higher, which would be the warmest way to wear it.

Finally, here is a picture of the back.

I used a pattern called Mobius Shawl by Ann Bipes in her book "Learn New Stitches on Circle Looms".   Because I'm a plus size, I wanted to be sure I made it big enough. I ended up knitting the rectangle almost 59" long and used almost 3 skeins of the yarn. It fits perfectly!

I think I would like to make another one of these for our Granddaughter Olivia, who is two. I will have to just 'wing it' though, to get it the right size.  I was also going to make one for my Mother-In-Law for her December birthday but I think she will find the twist a little fiddly. It's the twist that keeps it on your shoulders though, so I will have to find something else to make for her.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Mobius Shawl Update

Yay - my Mobius Shawl is off the loom as of a few minutes ago. I have several yarn ends to weave in, then I can take pictures and share the details. Hopefully by the end of the week.  YAY!

I love finishing a project. Usually when I'm working on a piece, I'm already thinking of the next things I'd like to make. Now I can choose another item, although I really should be thinking of holiday gifts next...

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