Sunday, 13 December 2009

Lynne's New Book: Blog Tour

Lynne Barr has a new book out and is doing a blog tour for it. The book is Reversible Knitting.

The tour has already begun and you can follow it here.

8 December Go Knit in Your Hat

9 December Grumperina and Purlbee

10 December Knit and Tonic

11 December Chronic Knitting Syndrome

12 December Sheep in the City

14 December Alicia Kachmar

15 December Booga J

16 December Knitting Today

17 December Ilga Leja

18 December The Hook and I

21 December Melanie Falick Books

22 December Needled

January House on Hill Road

January The Panopticon

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Free Shag Pattern

As part of STC's Fall promotion, the pattern for the Shag is available online again.

I don't know how long it'll be available, so if you haven't got the book, grab it while you can.

There are other free patterns available too from other STC books, so click here to see more.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Linked Rib

I tackled the linked rib pattern, I made a couple of mistakes, but am happy with the overall result. I have also made the first "section" of a Carumboa", 43 to go! The brown scarf is "corrugated" , my easy wave gone wrong..ok...will try again, but the result there is perfect for my elderly neighbour

Sunday, 26 July 2009

New wave...gone wrong

Have realised that the New Wave scarf I am knitting has gone wrong, the waves are all on the same side, but I have knitted quite a bit so will finish it as I am doing it. The fabric produced is rather firm as I have used the yarn double, but it will be a perfect yule pressie for my elderly neighbour. He's 87, I think, next week. Think this version should be called Corrugated :D

Now I'll have to have another go at New Wave, and get it right this time. :D.

What an excuse! Am having loads of fun with the book.

The other scarf is not one from the book, but uses short row shaping to achieve the effect.

Sunday, 12 July 2009


Over the past week I have made Flapper. I chose to do it with a pale background, so that the flaps expose something unexpected.

Am having a rest from scarves for a while, but think my next will be Carumboa? (hope I have that right, my copy is elsewhere at the moment).

Friday, 3 July 2009


OK, you may not be able to tell because of the yarns used, but this scarf is ARIA from the book. I love it to bits, felt just right, but have given it to a colleague who is emigrating to Canada. [can always make another one!]
In case the colours don't show true, it is a dark violet.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Shag gone wrong....whoops!

Here's my first attempt at Shag. The triangles are on alternate sides. I knitted in a variegated double knit so that I could see exactly what the pattern was doing. I think this particular pattern would look good in place of a button band on a cardigan to "glam" it up. Obviously in a "pretty" yarn.
Am having lots of fun with the book.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Black Pearls and Striped Wedges

I got my copy of Knitting New Scarves sometime during in April this year, after seeing some of the results on Chronic Knitting Syndrome's blog.
I'm hooked.
My daughter, 22 non-knitter, looked through and just loved Black Pearls and asked me to make it for her.
I started on the recommended needles and presumed that worsted thickness wool was equivalent to UK double knitting, after knitting around 7 pearls I was far from happy, the pearls looked too large, and the stuffing was showing through, so I pulled it back and started again, this time on UK 8s, 4mm, don't know what they are in US size.
This gave the desired look. Samantha was very pleased with her scarf.
I have also made up the striped wedges scarf, but I thought this would lend itself to being made into a rainbow. I loved the short row shaping. [Have done it before, but never knew what it was called.] The last two colours are indigo and violet, they haven't photographed very well.

I have made two others from the book, one of them being the Shag scarf, but I did it wrong, the triangles are on alternate sides...whoops! What better excuse could I have to have to try again?

Monday, 23 March 2009

Helen wants pictures. The first one is Aria in a combination of Lamb's Pride worsted and Unger Slalom in the red colorway. It's fun to knit, but you have to pay attention. It's about 24" now. The second is Easy Wave in Paton's Classic Wool Merino. The pattern called for 10s, the yarn called for 7s and I compromised with 8s. A little narrow. I would add stitches to the next one. The third one is Meandering Stripes in Bernat's Bamboo. Nice and soft.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Finally got back to knitting

Finally got back to Knitting New Scarves after a brief timeout in making an entrelac scarf with Noro Silk Garden.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Too many scarves?

OK, so I've gone a little crazy with this book and have knit 2 easy waves, one tilted blocks, one meandering stripes, a parallels, and am working on an Aria. I gave the Parallels to me sister. I've shown the others to my local weaver's guild and they have started some of the scarves themselves. It's viral. Everyone I show the book to is intrigued.