Cascading Cables Cowl by Kim Miller
Yarn: Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk in Blood Orange, 2 skeins
Hook: 2.25mm (B)
My Ravelry Project Page
There is nothing like a brilliant pattern design to make you wish you'd thought of it! :) This was a fun project to make and I loved that there were written instructions, a chart, and information about changing the width.
I made a scarf rather than a cowl because the twisted stitch pattern looked more striking in this yarn when hanging down rather than wrapped in a circle around my neck.
I don't know if I have gotten really laid back with my crochet or what but my gauge on the recommended hook was way too big. I had to go down about 2 hook sizes and take off one repeat of the pattern in order to get about the same width of scarf.
This was a shop sample for a class I taught this summer. My students were brilliant and caught on so quickly!
The Way from Brighton by Joji Locatelli
Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Scarlet, 2 Skeins
Needle? What needle?
Ravelry Project Page
This was in my queue a long time and then my friend Leslie made one and then I wanted to make it even more. Finally, I got around to it at the end of last year. This is one of those knits that lives up to all of your expectations. I liked everything about it and felt sad when it was over. I wasn't sure anything else I knit would ever be quite that fun.
Groovy by Jumper Cables Knitting
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, Robin Red Breast, 2 skeins
Needle: again, I forgot
Ravelry Project Page
I was inspired by Joan to knit this clever pattern. Two skeins of sock yarn is a lot of knitting. I decided not to block it because I liked the texture unblocked.
Spot Lace pattern from The Weaver's Idea Book
Cobasi Hikoo by Skacel, one skein in red-orange, one skein orange
10 dent reed, Ashford Knitter's Loom
I challenged myself to play with color and pick up in weaving this summer and was working on a sampler out of The Weaver's Idea Book. I fell in love with this spot lace pattern. The book is great. My only gripe is that it does not indicate how many threads are needed to create a repeat. I read somewhere later that this is considered an intermediate book. I still think it should have this kind of information, just like any knitting or crochet stitch pattern book would.
So I sat down with my weaver friend Meredith and we spent a LOT of time trying to figure out how to modify this pattern to a scarf to the width I wanted and how that would affect the pick up pattern. My notes are on my project page linked above.
This yarn was great to work with!
Are you working in a certain color or group of colors lately?