Monday, February 09, 2009

Oooh! Sparkles!

My friend Bridget sends the best, most creative Christmas presents. This year it was a skein of Tilli Tomas Salt & Pepper yarn in a shade called Fitler, which is a square in Philadelphia near Bridget's home. How cool is that? It's spun silk and teeny little beads (hope you can see the beads here).

The pattern is a Turkish Stitch scarf from Loop Knits, knit on US9 needles. Knitting took some care to not split the silk strand and the bead strand (beads are on a separate, very fine thread). The finished sized is about 6 inches wide by 54 inches long.

It's very luxurious to wear. And perfect for Valentine's Day!


Anonymous said...

Oh, beautiful work. Great stitch pattern to use with this yarn.
Thanks for inspiring us again!

Bridget said...

Thank you for the compliment.

That looks fabulous, even better than in the skein! Personally, I think you should visit sometime, and wear your Fitler Square scarf to Fitler Square ... :-)

m&n said...

It's gorgeous and the beads do show up well!