Thursday, October 22, 2009

In the studio-periwinkle

Triangle shawl or scarf; garter stitch; mohair, silk and wool, size 8 steel cable needle, 24 in.

This little confection has been pure pleasure. It's very simple knitting, but I love the resulting fabric. Ok, so I love all the fabrics. I'm easy.

This is two yarns: periwinkle mohair and a two-ply silk and wool yarn that is one strand periwinkle wool and one strand creamy silk. The knitting is from side to side rather than bottom to top, which is usually how I construct the triangle shawls.

I'm carrying both yarns and doing two rows of each yarn at a time, then switching. I added one stitch to the first row of the mohair yarn until I reached about an 18 inch width, now I'm decreasing one stitch on the first row of the mohair. It's a very easy formula that produces vertical stripes in the fabric.

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