Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Josie's Wisp - Hand Knit Stole

Last year, at the end of July, was my friend Josie L.'s birthday.  I started a scarf for her the week before her birthday, and then somehow stopped knitting it when I was halfway through. (The pattern is Wisp by Cheryl Niamath.) I finally finished the scarf about a month ago, and then it languished in my project basket for a hot minute before I finally blocked it two weeks ago. LOL! After blocking, it took a brief nap in my project basket again before I finally photographed it today! So, here is the scarf that's taken me more than half a year to complete. Shame on you Denise, Shame on you!!




Monday, March 15, 2010

Big Mess Again - Hand Knit Scarf

I made this scarf for my dear friend Lauren K. after she saw the one I made for Seyram. It's also using the Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf pattern by Karen Baumer.



Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Berry Lacey Scarf

UPDATED 1/17/2012: I've uploaded a pdf of this pattern onto Ravelry. You can also download the pdf here: Berry Lacey Scarf.

This pattern is not totally original. I was playing around with some drop stitch patterns, knit this scarf, and thought I liked the way it looked. Here we go.




Finished Size
6in x 7ft

Yarn
Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino (51% silk, 49% merino; 150yd [137 m]/50 g [1.76oz]): Intenso colorway,  1 skein

Tools
US #11 (8 mm) straight or circular needles
Tapestry/yarn needle

Pattern Instructions
Set Up
Loosely cast on 17 stitches. Knit 4 rows, then continue with the row by row instructions.

Scarf

Row 1: K1, *K1, yo*, repeat from * to * until last 2 stitches, K1, slip last stitch with yarn in front (purlwise)
Row 2: K1,*K1, drop yo*, repeat from * to * until last 2 stitches, K1, slip last stitch with yarn in front (purlwise)
Row 3 & 4: Knit all stitches till last stitch, slip last stitch with yarn in front (purlwise)
Row 5: K1, *K1, yo 2x*, repeat from * to * until last 2 stitches, K1, slip last stitch with yarn in front (purlwise)
Row 6: K1,*K1, drop yo*, repeat from * to * until last 2 stitches, K1, slip last stitch with yarn in front (purlwise)
Row 7 & 8: Knit all stitches till last stitch, slip last stitch with yarn in front (purlwise)
Row 9: K1, *K1, yo, K1, yo twice*, repeat from * to * until last 2 stitches, K1, slip last stitch with yarn in front (purlwise)
Row 10: K1,*K1, drop yo*, repeat from * to * until last 2 stitches, K1, slip last stitch with yarn in front (purlwise)
Row 11 & 12: Knit all stitches till last stitch, slip last stitch with yarn in front (purlwise)

Continue in pattern until scarf is desired length, ending on row 12. Knit 2 more rows and bind off loosely.

Finishing
Soak and block, and enjoy the beautiful, long, lacy scarf. :)









Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cherry Blossom Wristers

My friend Christelle saw the wristers I had made for Stacey D. and wanted a pair in brown but with pink trim. I didn't think they would come out nicely but they are beautiful! Once again, Malabrigo's Silky Merino was a dream to work with. I really, really love this yarn. The pattern for the Salad Wristers is by Alexandra Tinsley. It's also available on Ravelry.com.  :)