Wednesday, November 07, 2007

In the Studio





Shawl, mixed fibers: mohair, nylon, metallic, cotton, silk; garter stitch; size 9 metal cable needle, 24 in.

I'm LOVING knitting with the very hairy mohair and I adore this combination of colors. I'm making up the shape of the thing as I go along, but I'm settling into something that is going to be more like a short stole than a longer shawl. Right now I'm thinking of a fairly dramatic button closure with some cording to add to a rich barbaric effect. I'm beginning to do color combinations with rigid sequences of color and this is one. I have a light blue mohair, a multi color multi fiber yarn with a metallic filament, two colorways of hairy mohair and a smooth purple, repeating in the same sequence with two rows of each yarn. The fringe is the knotted side where I make the yarn change.

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Ohhh! That is GORGEOUS. I like that the pattern is rigid but not obvious. I've been hungry for pictures of your work. Thanks for feeding me. :)

Lorre said...

You're so sweet!

Elizabeth said...

Sweet, nothing. Selfish is more like it. :)