Friday, November 28, 2008

In the studio - thick and thin scarf

Scarf, wool, double seed stitch, US size 19 aluminum cable needle.

I finally succombed to the desire to knit with Colinette Point Five yarn, an exaggerated thick and thin yarn that is soft and fascinating. The large needles are very difficult to handle now that I've become accustomed to more like US size 5 needles. Oy! There are more downsides - I don't know how to put my "signature" style on it.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

In the studio - red thang

Scarf, nylon and rayon, woven or linen stitch, size 10 plastic needles.

I've picked up this piece once again. I'm on a finishing spree trying to get ready for a show and sale at Elissa Halloran's shop.

To see the same yarn worked up in rib stitch check out this entry.

Friday, November 07, 2008

IN the studio - green rib

Scarf, wool with flax, rib stitch, size 7 wood needles.

I'm having a good time with this, taking it everywhere with me.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Finished scarf - purple and gold ruffle

Scarf, wool and nylon, knitting with double and single crochet. Size 9 metal cable needle, 24 in. and unsized crochet hook.

This is a wonderful soft ruffle of the school colors series. After casting on and knitting a couple rows I changed colors then knitted two stiches into each stitch to start the dramatic increases that a ruffle requires. Then I took up each knitted stitch onto the crochet hook and put a double crochet stitch into it, then put two double crochets into each double crochet into the next row.