Saturday, September 18, 2010

Finished big scarf

Scarf, seed stitch, mixed fibers: wool, silk, cotton, nylon, acrylic, rayon, bamboo; size 11 wood needles, 10in.

I was intrigued by a radical mix of yarns.  I made balls by mixing about 30 different yarns.  I cut lengths between about 18 in and 36 in, so the texture is all over the place.  It's a substantive scarf and I think it will add that brazen touch to any outfit  8^)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

In the studio - reds shawl

Shawl, wool, mohair, nylon and rayon, rib stitch, size 11 cable needle, 24 in.

These three yarns, although three different brands, all have the same colorway.  It appears slighly differently in each yarn because the fibers take the dye differently.  

I am enjoying the texture of each yarn. They are wildly different weights. I am striping by doing one of the three for each row and keeping the order the same through the three yarns.  The fabric is lacy, fuzzy and I think it will be warm.  It's knitting up very quickly because of the somewhat large needle size.

The rib stitch provides a vertical line which counter balances the strong horizontal stripes created by the differences in yarns.  It will be quite stretchy and comfy.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

In the studio - black filet crochet

Scarf, filet crochet with added tufts, mixed fibers and aluminum, size H crochet hook.

This scarf is going very quickly and will be light for early fall.  I'm tying the tufts in randomly and they have shiny spots that will provide coppery flecks of brightness.  It will go in the washer and dryer to be fulled, which I think will bring out a wonderful fuzziness and sort of obscure the individul stitch shapes and make the tufts more fluffy.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

In the studio - tans

Stash and my new knitting bag with a hole in the top from Common Thread in Saratoga Springs, New York.  They don't seem to have a web site yet.

Shawl, woven stitch, mixed fibers size 10 wood cable needle, 24 in.

I was drawn to these colors because I think they're unusual, especially for me.  This shawl is a bit heavy because of the guage and the tape gives the fabric a very solid and heavy feeling.  I think it will be nice for fall.

Monday, September 06, 2010

In the studio - silk fluff

Triangle shawl, stockinette stitch, mixed fibers, size 10 cable needle, 24 "

I've added some other novelty yarns to this silk fluff and it's a wonderful shaggy thing.  It'll be very very warm because the silk is so thick.  It will be completely reversible so that one can choose to have the shaggy side in or out.

This is an original textile design.

Friday, September 03, 2010

In the studio - blue and green

Scarf, woven stitch, mixed fibers, size 10 wood needles, 14 in.

I knitted this all last weekend, visiting spots all over western Massachusetts.  It has some of my new "Be Sweet" mohair, which I find fascinating and soft, in spite of the boucle texture.  I usually do not like it.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

In the studio - green and pink

Stole, woven stitch, mixed fibers: wool, cotton, acrylic, silk, linen; size 10 wood needles, 14 in.

I'm knitting two rows with each yarn to produce a fringe along the bottom edge of the stole and this broken strip effect produced by the woven stitch.  I like the pink and green together.