I love allforloveofyarn! Angela’s colors are great and the variegation doesn’t pool!
This cowl was knit in Eloquence–70% Bluefaced Leicester, 20%silk, 10% cashmere. It is super soft and drapy, light yet warm!
here’s how I knit it:
- 1 skein-100gms/430 yds fingering weight yarn.
- Gauge: 7sts/11rows=1″. Cowl is 23″ around/15″ long.
- US Size 2 needles (for working in the round) cast on 192 stitches. Join being careful not to twist stitches.
- Rows 1-3, (K10, p1, k2, p1, k10) 8 times.
- Row 4 (K10, p1, k2tog and DO NOT take off needle, knit into first stitch again and remove both stitches, p1, k10) 8 times. Repeat these four rows until desired length or until you have about 3 yards left, bind off loosely.
I took some photos and was visited by my friend Molly Brown. it took me a while to get her attention. There was a trick in the shape of a little green ball.
I finally got her attention!
I just finished another Meghan’s Wrap. It is knit in Sockittome (brown) from Cherry Tree Hill and the white is a yarn is from Yarn2Dye4.
The high contrast of these colors shows off the fun shapes of the blocks of color.
The pattern is easy to knit and fast! It takes a bit of getting used to knitting sock yarn on size US 10 1/2 needles and moves along quickly once you do. A nice drape results from such open knitting
Instead of adding the beads up the fringe as I did on my first wrap, I put three beads on the end of each fringe.
I am so excited I can hardly stand it! I have another pattern posted on Patternfish. . .now available in downloadable .pdf format!
This is my treehugger neck cuff or cowl or neck warmer, whatever you want to call it. If you like a bit of a challenge try this pattern
It is warm and toasty! Great for wearing in a chilly indoor environment, there are no scarf ends to get in your way!
I’m still in love with twined knitting!
These cowls/neckwarmers/headbands work up so quick and take very little yarn.
Hand knit cowls
Hand knit scarves
The black is solid, the gold is slightly variegated.
The blue is a mohair blended with shiny nylon.
The beige and white is knit in alpaca and silk… verrrry soft and squishy!
Wear them as neck warmers or as head bands over your ears. Dual purpose!!
I can’t decide which side I like better as the outside, or one might say, the “public side”.
I finally tried Cat Bordhi’s method of casting on and knitting a mobius the long way. (as opposed to the short way and having to graft a seam)
I learned from her video and then found her gifted pattern on her web site. I adjusted the pattern because this yarn I’m using knits at a smaller gauge.
This multi color mobisu measures 32″ and I knit it on size US 6 needles. The yarn is from Blackberry Hills about 3 years ago at Yarn Over.
I also changed the edge pattern from what Cat did. This pattern was lots of fun, easy to do once I got past the first 2 rows, and didn’t take long.
This was the perfect project to knit while walking in the dog park.
I’m proud to present my “Tree hugger neck cuff”
I have been having some great fun with this one! I’m happy I finished it before it got so hot!! I actually had a camping opportunity to wear it and it kept me cozy all night. . . . and I looked good:)
Tree hugger neck cuff on me
This pattern is now available on my Etsy site And I will put it for sale on Ravelry too!
Soft as fairy hare knit scarf
This pattern is not for the weak of heart. Use a provisional cast on and work back and forth. The stitch count changes on every row. Whew, it took me a while to memorize this pattern. The pattern is both charted and written out. The scarf consists of three parts, each of which are written in a different color in the pattern for easy reference.
Grey Tree Hugger Neck Scarf
The blue scarf is knit using Kimmet Croft Fiber’s Fairy hare–a wool angora blend that I just love. Though for this pattern the silk/wool blend from Rovings, Inc. has better stitch definition.
Neck Cuff Cose UP
I love how the leaves on the bottom have a scallop edge that sits so pretty.
Lovely neck scarf on Hannah
The first scarf took a while but the second one (blue one) I was able to knit fairly fast. The stitch count changes every row, and it is included in the pattern so it is easy to double check your work.
Lace Neck Scarf
I had a great time knitting these gifts!
The fingerless glove pattern I found on line. It was a joy to knit, especially since I could finish one in a night.
The blog that contains this pattern is in German but if you scroll down she has also provided it in English.
The yarn is a sock weight from Fairy Hare fibers. . . a blend of Angora and Merino. I love the saturated color too.
The cowl I made up myself. I started at the head end and worked down. I worked short rows over the back of the head to avoid bulk under the chin. Then I did a few rows of ribbing at the neck to pull it in a bit. The bottom is a simple lace pattern with increases worked in. I wanted a lace pattern that would scallop the edge but when I started I wasn’t home with my pattern books, so I guessed at a lace pattern that might work. It didn’t scallop like I wanted, but looks nice none-the-less. I added about 5 rows of garter stitch on the shoulder edge so it wouldn’t roll. It turned out okay and I have a general idea of what I would do different next time. The important thing is that the recipient loves them and has worn them both!! (Even though the cowl makes her look a bit like the flying nun.)
What did Santa bring me? With a small dent in my checkbook, my knitting library has expanded!!
I got “Handknitting with Meg Swansen” from Schoolhouse Press. This is a cool little book. It has a pattern for gloves in which the fingers are knit like an I-cord. Then stitches are picked up along the “float” to open up the tube to fit your fingers. I can’t wait to try this!
Book #2 “Poems of Color, Knitting in the Bohus Tradition” by Wendy Keele. Over the holidays I fell in love with Bohus Knitting. While rooting around on Ravelry I found a few site links to some Great pictures of Bohus sweaters that took my breath away. Had to know more about it and this seems to be the definitive book about this Swedish Tradition.
Book #3 “KNitting in the Old Way, Designs & Techniques from Ethnic Sweaters” by Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts and Deborah Robson. I’ve started reading this one too. Lots of good general information about sweater construction. Seems I can never get enough of this kind of information. One of these days the info will actually stay in my head.:)
Book #4 “the Art of KNitting, Inspirational stitches, textures and surfaces” by Francoise Tellier-Loumagne. I”ve wanted this book forever. A gift certificate to Borders, a trip to the knitting section where I saw this book and snatched it right up!! It is full of color photos of landscapes and knitting and stitches. I saw this book 5 years ago when I took a class with Prudence Mapstone. She had one and I’ve wanted one ever since. This is a truly inspirational book. It was only yesterday that I saw past the pictures and realized there is text in the book too. Now I wish I had a week off to read!