Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I will be teaching how to knit the Ishbel Scarf by Ysolda Teague at Fibersmyth in Woodstock, Virginia. Ysolda's website is http://ysolda.com/2009/01/14/ishbel-pattern/
The website for Fibersmyth is http://www.fibersmyth.com/
This photo was taken of the scarf on display at the Fibersmyth, and I encourage you to stop by to see it in person. When I first put it on display I had all of the points blocked into it, but because the scarf has been tried on repeatedly by customers the points have relaxed. I made this scarf with 2 balls of Firefly yarn by Classic Elite. This Ishbel scarf is made of 25% linen/75% viscose, a gorgeous yarn with a wonderful drape and a bit of a sheen.
To sign up for the class call (540) 459-1712.
Monday, September 6, 2010
I knit this cotton blend open backed tank over a year ago. I don't remember off-hand which magazine the pattern was out of, nor the designer or brand of yarn. I have gotten a lot of use out of this tank because I hate to be hot and sometimes summer sweaters just seem too heavy for me especially in 90+ degree weather. This cotton/viscose yarn keeps me quite comfortable as well as the open back and keyhole opening. The yarn used is a a slightly textured cotton yarn but I kept it is plain enough to show all of the stitch detail. I added the rhinestone buttons for a little bling along the waistband. The keyhole opening makes a nice frame around a dangling yet simple necklace... perhaps something with a gemstone pendant on it.
I have gotten many complements when wearing this checkerboard patterned sweater. It is long enough that it could be worn dress like with leggings but short enough that it looks great with a pair of jeans or pants. I made it out of a dk weight tweed wool blend yarn from Kraemer's of Nazareth, PA. I believe the pattern also came out of a knitter's magazine I will have to look these magazine up as well as the designer's information since these were patterns I liked but did not design myself.
I knitted this scarf with 4 skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas Melange. The pattern was in the spring edition of either Vogue Knitting or Interweave Knits. Again I need to look up the designer and magazine information. I made this scarf this summer. It is so heavenly soft I can't wait to wear it.
This hat is crocheted with a bamboo yarn that I bought from Elann.com
I used one ball of a lime color and 1 ball of a raspberry color. The pattern is from Interweave Crochet from the Spring of 2009 (I believe). I can't remember the designer's name. My memory is clearly lacking.
When I find out the pattern and designer information I will post it.