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?


Helen said...
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Helen said...

Can we see the double-sided Shag, please? It sounds like a good variation.

I think when I first knitted it, I kept a scrap of different yarn on the front to mark it because I kept on having to rip back.

The Black Pearls and the Rainbow Wedges look fab.