Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Morning Knit With - Mixing it up

I am hopelessly addicted to spinning right now. I know - I really don't need another distraction, but this distraction is one of the most relaxing and soothing additions ever.

One of my latest projects is a wool/mohair mix in a gorgeous purple, blue and green color way. It spun very nicely (although I am still trying to perfect my tension to achieve consistency). I actually like the bumps and ilregularities though.

I knit a basic ribbed scarf combining the hand spun with commercial fingering weight wool. The results: a lofty warm and unique classic scarf. The color combination is perfect and the feel is luxurious!

The pattern for this classic scarf is simple:

Cast on 26 (holding 2 stands of yarn together throughout)
Row 1: (K2, P2)* Repeat to last 2 stitches, K2
Row 2: (P2, K2)* Repeat to last 2 stitches, P2

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 to desired length
Bind off and weave in loose ends

This hand knit handspun classic scarf has been added to my etsy shop this morning. And for those of you who like to have their holiday shopping done early - I am offering 15% all purchases in my etsy shop today only - Just use Promo Code : SundayShopper at check out to get your discount.

Until next week - Keep your needles clicking and Happy Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

A Collective Journal said...

Beautiful, Valerie!

I love it that you are spinning now!