Tuesday, October 09, 2007

In the studio

Scarf, wool and mohair blend yarn, black and yellow intarsia pattern, rib stitch, size 7 bamboo needles

I'm working on many projects, however this is my current favorite. I chose the Hufflepuff House colors rather than go for Gryffindor right away. I looked around for suitable green and silver yarns, thinking I might do a Slytherin scarf, but it's hard to find a really sturdy silver yarn. I'll keep looking.

The size 7 needles make a lovely dense but still drapey fabric. I chose Brown Sheep wool company yarn because of the very reasonable price and also the colors. The photo doesn't do justice to the richness of the black and yellow. This is 26 stitches per row, and it will be very long, so that it can be wrapped a couple times around the neck or hang long, Dr. Who style. I think I'll have mixed single strand black and yellow fringe this time, or single strand yellow under the black and black under the yellow.

I'm looking up the school colors for local schools and may do more with this check pattern. I do enjoy the stark contrast of the colors.


Elizabeth said...

I was going to suggest Berroco's Quest as a great silver yarn (works up on an 8 or larger), but apparently it's been discontinued. Perhaps you can find a store that still has some - it's an amazing yarn.

Elizabeth said...

Ah, apparently Quest has been replaced by Metalic FX: http://www.berroco.com/shade_cards/metallicfx_sh.html

Lorre said...

Thanks! I'll check it out. Maybe now that holidays are approaching I'll see some as well.