Friday, July 24, 2009

Peacock Tails

This little scarf is a direct result of the inspiration from Susan Guagliumi at Cardiknits. The pattern is hers, called Peacock Tails. It's soo easy, and interesting to knit. The yarn came from The Needle Emporium in Ancaster, where the Cardiknits Academy was held. It is Mini Mochi from Crystal Palace Yarns, and it's a beautifull colour and feels lovely.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Roman Holiday by Americo

This is a beautiful yarn, and a very simple pattern. I knit it up for one of my LYS, Unwind. A very simple stocking stitch shawl, in a wonderful yarn called Cotton Flame from Americo. The yarn is thick and thin, thus creating it's own pattern as you knit, and the finished scarf/shawl has a lovely drape and body. I knit the shawl on the LK150, and added the two rows of rib on either end by hand. I also created one row of purl stitch on either side to prevent rolling, by latching up the third stitch from the end. Approximately 600 rows took no time at all.