Friday, 8 February 2008

First project out of the book

Hi everybody. New KAL member and a big fan of Knitting New Scarves here! I'm a magazine editor, knitter and artist. (You can find out more here if you like, and I'm at Ravelry as littleredhen).

I'm pondering doing an extended knitting project of scarves out of KNS, starting with a completely by-the-book rendition of the Shawl Collar, so I was really happy to find this KAL already in progress. I had for months been wondering when I would have time to try out a scarf project and which one it would be when I encountered the delightful Blue Sky Alpacas cottons for the first time (detailed at my blog.). No brainer! As I'm an autumny person, I even chose the same colourway (although I think it should be called Paprika instead of Tomato) and cast on this beautiful yarn as soon as it was out of the bag. I knitted right out of the hank, which was also a very pleasant experience.

Doesn't really bring anything new to the project, does it? I really like the shape of this scarf and the way it recalls a sweater thrown over the shoulders. The ribbing is lovely and plush, and I appreciated the tip on controlling tension when switching between knit and purl stitches—it does make a difference.

Looking forward to the next project!


Helen said...

It looks terrific - another one that I hadn't immediately thought I would knit, but now find hard to resist.


Pretty blog!!!!!!
Kiss......Sandra Coatti

LynneB said...

I love, love your second photo! I never knit for myself, but your photo makes me want to have Shawl. I think Blue Sky cotton is so soft and heaven next to skin too.

MaryjoO said...

I just have in an e-mail to join this KAL.
I'll check your blog to see your progress -- or is that your finished project? I'm working on frozen shoulder issues and I immediately jumped when I looked at this, as I have to have something on my shoulders all the time, and hope to make it both in wool and cotton.