Hope you had a nice weekend? Here the weather has been very good*, so we visited my youngest daughter and went for a nice long walk in Gentbrugge, but outside the city, walking in the country side.
Thanks again for all your kind comments about my latest project, I enjoyed reading them.
After concentrating so hard on my recent Rainbow Bubble Gum Shawl, I did little bits here and there on my other crochet wips, but nothing really grabbed me.
It was a recent comment by Jodie from the blog https://lupeyloops.blogspot.be that sparked off something new in me. I had been reading how she was making crochet scarves from mohair yarn. I have got some wonderful Rowan Kid silk Haze mohair which I treasure! It's as soft as a feather!
Then I happened to come across this designer : Leah Michelle of leahmichelledesigns.com. You can find her also on Ravelry under http://www.ravelry.com/designers/michelle-krause . I think I found the ideal garter stitch scarf!!!
The scarf/shawl that I have started to knit is called:
Totally Triangular Scarf
You can find a direct link to the free pattern page here. In total there are 5 simple knitting patterns that you can find on her website for free : 3x shawls, 1x hat, 1x Cowl.
These are very easy patterns, great for beginners! :) I highly recommend that you take a look!
I only have got a single 25g ball of Rowan Kidslik Haze Eclipse in a lovely purple colour. I wanted to make one of these garter stitch scarves/shawls where you get to use the entire ball by weighing your yarn during the project, you keep increasing until you used half the yarn, then you start to decrease! No more guess work!!
Whilst the pattern is easy, I find it takes concentration to keep track of which row you are in, for example when you get interrupted etc. So I am writing this down. I also got a nifty row counter thing!
I learnt something new: the scarf is made in garter stitch (Knit every row), but the last stitch (edge) is purled, not knitted. Then the first stitch of the new row needs to be slipped onto the needle. This makes a wonderful edge, I really like it.
I don't have much to show yet, here are a couple of photos, the first one shows the first 62 rows (which I did last night), the second one my progress since (up to row 109 today). It's about 46 cm long x 24 cm wide. Due to the slow increases the scarf will be narrow and long in shape.
I am using the mohair yarn double with large 6mm needles. I knit nice and loosely, it makes for a good flexible fabric! What is more, this yarn has got a little bit of a glitter thread and it has a wonderful fuzzy 'halo'.
And, coincidence or not, I finally got a pretty purple Lupin flower which I only photographed yesterday in the light of the evening sun!
|My purple Lupin flower|
Hope you enjoyed reading this, perhaps it has given you some new ideas? You might want to do a crochet version perhaps? (I know there are quite a few to be found on Ravelry!
* Since starting to write this, we just had 3 hefty rain showers here, so I'm off now to start singing 'Purple Rain, Purple Rain...'
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