Sunday, February 28, 2010

Scarf, Silk charmeuse, 12in. x 60in.

One of our local fabric shops had this beautiful fabric on sale. I am going to do some embroidery play on the spirals and add beads to make a lightly embellished scarf that'll be a very interesting texture.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

In the studio - ruffle on 32 flavors

Scarf, merino wool, seed stitch, size 8 wood needles, 10 inches

Back to the 32 flavors I'm happy with the effect of the ruffle. The silk looks very good with the strong colors of the merino. I'm using double crochet and after I get once around I'll decide if I want to do a second row to make the ruffle deeper. I've managed to lose the crochet hook - typical for me, however when I find it again I'll report the size.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

In the studio - black mohair and silk shawl

Shawl, mohair strand plus silk strand. size 7 steel needle, 14 inches.

The airyness of the mohair on these larger needles makes this wrap look lacey, and the sequins and beads on the black really make it look dressy and wonderful. I am knitting side to side so the shawl will have vertical stripes.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

In the studio 32 Flavors

Scarf, merino wool, seed stitch, size 8 wood needles, 10 inches

My plan is to do a black short ruffle border in a nice silk yarn.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

In the studio - black silk with multi mohair

Shawl, silk and mohair, garter stitich size 7 steel cable needle "40 in

The photos show both sides of this interesting fabric. I like both the diffuse stripes of the top photo and the well-defined strips of the bottom one. There are two rows of each color. I am incrasing one stitch at the beginning of each mohair row, so this will gradually form a very shallow triangle shawl with vertical stripes.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Since I'm the in process of sorting all my stash, I thought I'd take some photos of recent acquisitions. I knitted up a little swatch of the Rowan Classic Natural Silk Aran, which is a blend of silk viscose and linen. I used a size 7 [4.5mm] needle and it doesn't have the drape that I want. I'll go with a size 8 needle for a more loose fabric.

I also crocheted some with a size E [3.5mm] hook. I like the filet much better. I have images of little crocheted thingies floating in the filet and a ruffle around the edge, so we'll see what happens.