Friday, November 10, 2017

Purple teal orange brown wild thang

This is several different yarns cut into random lenghts, all a bulky weight, knit with a size 11 cable needle.  Often I will add squins, eyelash yarns or other novelty yarns, but I think this has plenty of "interest" already.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Lots of alpaca and silk

A bit on the bulky side, this ribbed scarf will be very warm and soft. I've used two yarns switching each two rows. I'm using an old pair of plastic needles that were my mother's.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Basketweave variation in apricot

This is all the same piece in spite of the way it looks in different light, etc.
It's quite entertaining to keep producing variations of this stitch while making face cloths with cotton.  I've taken to using small needles to make a nice firm fabric - I'm always happier with something more firm than floppy when the cloth is wet.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Blue and Gray Silk

Pure silk worked in seed stitch, size 7 needles, self-fringing.  There are three blue yarns and one gray yarn in this fabric.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Whites in long rows

This is a variety of fuzzy and silky yarns, mostly light weight yarns, worked on a size 10 cable  needle.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pink and gray woven stitch

This is my third try with this yarn - it's much more complicated than it looks because it is like knitting with rubber bands and getting a good drape is difficult.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Three silk yarns: encore

Two slightly different sizes of needles make something like a subtle ruffle in the fabric.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Black and gray rib stripes

To rows of each yarn, then switch.

Size 4 needles
Cotton, acrylic, polyamide

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ombre green/gray/orange

The green color is the middle, then the colors will reverse and the end will be the same colors as the beginning.  I love these long color changes in yarns.

Fuzzy and shiny series new entry

The light and fuzzy mohair makes them good for cooler weather.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Crochet motif scarf

My first square motif construction in crochet.  It seems over the years I've made many motifs but this is the first time I've ever put more than a couple together.

I love the huge needle.

So that's the four color combinations and I'll repeat until the scarf is 72 inches.  I'm thinking about a black border right now.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Wool and alpaca binkie

A nice bulky binkie in a very simple stitch.  I tried a complicated stitch pattern and it was lost in the fuzzy yarn. So now it's just a simple seed stitch and the bulky yarn makes it work up very quickly.

Cotton basket weave variation series

There may be  up to 15 in the series now, although I've given a few away before I remember to photograph them! They are mostly worsted weight, worked with a size 3 needle or smaller for a nice firm fabric. I included a linen one, although the linen ones are not generally in basketweave stitch.

This one is linen

Crochet net shawl

Requested by a friend, who already had the yarn.  I had to give it three tries to make the yarn amount work with the design I had in mind, so I'm glad filet crochet is extremely flexible!!  It looks much more sparkly and gaudy in person.

Crochet blocks from a gradient set

It has been amusing to play with the gradients and work out something that is more dynamic than static. The photo makes the holes a very strong part of the pattern due to the light background.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Blues - merino and brushed alpaca

Scarf, merino and alpaca, size 3 cable needle 24 in. garter stitch

It seems like this scarf took forever!  Size 3 needles make a fine gauge - but the results are lovely.  I used a double-pointed needle and alternated the yarn each row, so that the yarns intertwined in an interesting way, even though it's a simple garter stitch.


Saturday, July 08, 2017

Red cotton and silk

Scarf, cotton and silk blend, "pine cone" stitch pattern, size 7 cable needle

This blend of cotton and silk has a truly beautiful drape.  I'm enjoying the way this stitch puckers.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Two gray yarns in seed stitch

Shawl, mixed fibers: ombre dyed wool, silk,  size 5 cable needle, 39 in.
Work in progress.

This has been a delight to knit because the colors of the yarns are constantly changing so that the fabric has a dynamic color scheme.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Wool in Soft Colors

Work in progress:
Capelet, wool, stockinette stitch, size 13 wood cable needle, 24 in.

This beautiful bulky wool is knitting up quickly - just what I need after working on so many fine gauge projects!

I'll be finishing off the ends, etc. so that it is reversible - I like the reverse stockinette look too.

Two different yarns make this lovely washed out look.