Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Does it seem like I keep on showing new projects, but you never see anything finished? This month I have an excuse: gift knitting. So this week for wip it Wednesday, a loop scarf, in green, as requested by my niece. (I don't think she reads here but just in case: Ariana? Look away!)
I'm making the pattern up, inspired by scarves I've seen knit in changing stitches and weights so that when they're wrapped around your neck, it looks like you have two scarves on, with lots of texture. Kind of like this one. But mine's bulkier, and handknit.
Here's a less cluttered view. I started with a skein of Peruvia Quick . I knit it up in Mistake Rib, an old favorite, over 23 stitches on size US13 needles. It yielded about 30" of nice cushy warmth. Quick, just like it says on the label.
I continued with a skein of Peruvia, a worsted weight single in the same color, over the same 23 stitches. But now in an open Lattice stitch (um, maybe its Reversing Lattice? Or maybe I have been calling it by the wrong name? I can't find it online to link to. It's easy though. ), on size 10 1/2 US needles.
Better view of the lacy work section, which is still cushy and squooshy but much less dense than the first section. The plan is to knit 30" of this and then close the loop. Whatd'you think? Will it work? I'm counting on it having lots of .....presence ..when it's done.
Many more wips linked here for wip Wednesday.
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Speaking of presents and handmade: do you love this piece? I saw it at Goods & Curiousities Shop at The Griswold Inn in Essex CT. I'll be there this weekend for a special event showcasing handmade, Sunday December 11th, 11-4, in a showroom with knitwear designer Ann Weaver of WeaverKnits. I'll be chatting about Craft Activism at 11 and 3, and we'll both have all kinds of goodies to show & tell and sell. Stop by! More info on the Craft Activism blog.