December 18, 2005

Scarf Ahoy! Yarrr

Filed under:Finished Objects — Aileen @ 23:05

Horray! the axa competition is over, and i got back down to some serious knitting today :)

i finally finished the narrow clapotis i’m knitting as a christmas present for aoife, who did such an amazing job designing some concert clothes for me last year.

i only did one set of increases at the beginning, and i regret doing so: it is curling up into a skinny tube and the effect of the dropped stitches is missed. which is a pity! if i ever want to knit a smaller version of this pattern again, i’d probably do at least two sets of increases.

this evening, i dug out some really gorgeous novelty yarn i bought some weeks ago (Spice, by tivoli) and decided to make a scarf-tube out of it. I cast on 25 stitches using 10mm needles, and knit until it was long enough to go around my neck :) then i mattress-stitched it together and this is the result!

since this yarn has something like a 50% wool content, i think it would work really well for a felted project. hmmm! the problem about having knit up the tube so quickly is that i now need to find a project that will last me up until christmas… i’m thinking maybe another pair of socks :}

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2 Comments »

  1. I started a mini clapotis a couple of days ago, and it’s doing the curly thing, too. I’m making it in cotton, so blocking wouldn’t do much. Instead of starting it over, I put it down and switched to dish cloths – I’ll make a couple of sets of those (who can’t use dish cloths?). I’ll come back and rip the clap so I can do more increases after xmas.

    Comment by Kristen — December 19, 2005 @ 01:05

  2. Wait… I recognise that wool!

    Comment by s7n — December 20, 2005 @ 19:26

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