Sunday 31 October 2010

Long scarf in Moiselle

Not from the book.but I made a hat in Moiselle[Wendy} and my 23 year old daughter appropriated it.
She then wanted a matching scarf, just plain garter stitch...that touched the floor when finished.
I know not from Lynne's book...but the book spurred my daughter to request the extra long scarf

Wednesday 30 June 2010

Turning Scarf Ideas Into Bracelets

I’ve been making bracelets, some of which use techniques included in Knitting New Scarves. Here’s Looped, a free bracelet pattern which uses the interlocking technique used in the Carumboa scarf.

The Shag scarf also works up great as a little bracelet. I used fewer stitches and much smaller needles than for the scarf, but the structure is the same as the pattern in the book.

The bracelet (shown below) looks similar to the Flapper scarf, but is worked with one continuous yarn rather than in joined pieces. It was fun to figure out how to eliminate multiple cast-ons and extra-ends that need to be woven in.

Friday 1 January 2010

A very long scarf

I gave all the other scarves away, then Samantha was looking for them, so I made her one.It's "shag" from Lynne Barr's Knitting New Scarves. However I couldn't get the triangles all on the same side of the scarf, don't know why.
This one is around 6ft long, at least as Samantha said she wanted a long scarf.
The photo is a little blurry. The yarn is Brushstrokes by Stylecraft, the colourway is Storm Cloud.

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.