I just wanted to post about a project that I have been working on for the last couple of weeks. I wanted to come up with a basic but not so simple looking pattern that can be modified with ease – granted it is not so unique but I like it.
The first photo is a surprise for someone in my family and it is wide. I did not expect it to be this wide but I like it and I know that she will too. It has 5 pattern repeats (10 stitches for each repeat), and I am using hand-dyed Atacama Alpaca for this project. You can’t see it but I am in my third color and I am planning to go through 5 skeins (5 different colors). This is going to be a generously wide and long scarf but the person who is going to use it is a 6 foot plus young lady so I hope that she will like it. I think 4 repeats would have been just as good and 4 skeins would have given me a long scarf. Also, I think the pattern will show much better once the scarf is blocked.
You can also make this pattern into a great stole and I am working on one with a different yarn but I have no photo of that project yet – it is 8 repeats because I like my stoles to really cover my back and keep me warm but I think 7 repeats would have been OK too.
Here is another version of this project with Tilli Tomas’ Flurries (edges are worked with one skein of Flurries and body with Aspen), one skein of each yarn works great for a 3 pattern repeat scarf. I hope Tilli Tomas folks will not be mad at me when I say that this is my favorite yarn line of theirs. I am loving working with these two yarns that has the hand and the feel of cashmere and angora blended together. It simply rocks!
Once I have a few photos ready I intend to share this pattern with you all – again, it is nothing that unique but I like it as it shows great in all light to heavy worsted yarns (neither one of the photographed pieces have been blocked so I am sure they will look much nicer once they are all done). If all goes OK I hope to have video podcasts for parts of this pattern so you can see the main pattern stitches live.
Hope you decide to join me in making a scarf or a stole.
Fulay (aka Sue)