Friday, November 28, 2014

Finished Lacy Cowl

Today for Finished Friday, I have my Lacy Cowl to share! I finished it a few minutes ago and took pictures with my phone so I could get them uploaded right away.

I love how it turned out. It was the perfect project to get me back looming again! It looks really nice with my new coat too ... I may have to make a matching hat next as I have lots of yarn leftover.

I used Theresa Higby's Rainfall Stitch (which you can find by clicking HERE for her YouTube video) and the All In One Loom.  I used every peg, but did not knit in the round. It is a flat panel and I stitched the ends together to form a loop.  My only regret is that I didn't do a mobius twist before I stitched them together as it would hang so much nicer.

Theresa's description of the stitch pattern is that it is an "E-wrap and Purl Drop Stitch".  The pattern is made up of 4 rows, so for this cowl I loom knit 6 full repeats then two rows into the next repeat. Then I did a row of e-wrap 1, purl 1 then cast off.  The ends were seamed together then I did a single crochet border along both edges.  This colour (Medusa) is so cheerful and bright - and I like it much better in a finished project even than in the skein.

Don't look too closely - there are a few mistakes. But they don't show up with the lacy stitch and it's all part of become reacquainted with my looms.

Onto the next project ... my son and girlfriend visited Scotland last fall and brought me home a skein of hand spun merino. I thought there might be enough for a hat, but now that I'm rolling it into a ball I think there is going to be enough for an Infinity Scarf!

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Lacy Cowl - Work in Progress

Please don't fall over, but I'm back wing a new WIP.  I have a new winter jacket, which is Burgundy, and I don't have a single scarf or cowl to match it. What'a a loom knitter to do, but make herself a new one!

I knew I wanted something with an open stitch, but it couldn't be too complicated as I haven't loom knit in a very long time. Also, I'm on some pretty serious meds for my Rheumatoid Arthritis and my brain is fuzzy.

My pattern books are still packed from the move and I have NO idea which pile of boxes they are in. So I turned to Pinterest and discovered a YouTube video by Theresa Higby. She has created some new stitches and her Rainfall Stitch sounded perfect!

I chose a pretty variegated yarn that will go with my new coat as well as other's in my closet.

I have to admit I've struggled a little with the stitch, but I almost have my groove back. There were some issues with stitches hopping off the pegs on the 2nd and 4th rows in the sequence, which I solved with small elastics.

It's turning out so pretty ... I'll post pictures when it's finished, along with more details.

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