Monday, February 22, 2010

My first scarf with the shibori technique

The new challenge for this week is “sea creatures”, chosen by Nicole, aka UltimateOrganicSoap, who was the winner of “spring” challenge. You can read more about it and see the submissions so far on her blog. I was inspired for this challenge by this photograph of underwater life and made this scarf, trying for the first time the shibori technique:

Monday, February 15, 2010

Scarves-the best solution to keep you warm

Scarves are in fashion this winter and are very good warmers. They are easy and quick to make and also a very good idea for gift.
The weather may now not be very cold and spring is around the corner, but knitting is still pleasant and March has always surprises!

I started some time ago a scarf with the fabulus yarn I got as Christmas present from my dear friend Susie from England and I hope to finish it before the weather gets too warm :)

I chose a lace pattern veru easy to execute, so that I can carry it with me and be able to knit without having to look at the instructions al the time:

Repeat the stitches between the two arrows, that is your stitches must be divided with 12,plus 3.
First row: sl,1k,*k2tog twice,yo,1k,yo,ik,yo,ik,yo,skp twice,1k*,repeat directions between *,1k.
Second row: purl
Third row: knit
Forth row: purl.
Repeat rows 1-4.

And if you don't know knitting, there are fantastic knitters at Etsy who offer gorgeous scarves:
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