Monday, April 30, 2012


Apparently I am still on a color binge. I was not intending to make this but I saw a sample in a yarn store and had to have it.

  • Pattern: Wingspan, a free pattern on Ravelry.
  • Yarn: Schoppel Zauberball; 75 percent wool, 25 percent nylon; 100 grams; 420 meters. I used 88 grams for eight wedges. Color: frische Fische.
  • Needles: US4
This was fun to knit. Not sure I would knit it again (it did get quite boring) but it was fun once. And I love the colors.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Color Burst

Maybe it was sunny California. A friend was knitting a scarf like this and I immediately added it to my must-do list. Then I saw the yarn on sale. And it made a great travel project during a recent trip to New York City, Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia. Another bonus: It goes with practically everything.

The details:
  • Pattern: Wisp from Knitty, without the buttons.
  • Yarn: Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn; color S184; 100 grams; 420 meters; 70 percent wool, 30% nylon
  • Needles: US6 (4.25mm)
  • Finished size: 9 inches x 80 inches

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Knit-One-Below Scarf

Earlier this year, my knitting guild, the Puyallup Knitting Guild, held a class on knit-one-below, with a scarf as a class project.

Once I got the hang of it, the knitting was very easy. My scarf is very long because the recipient likes long scarves that he can wear in a slip-knot kind of style.

The details:
  • Yarn: One skein each of Cascade 220 in gray (8400) and gray-brown-white tweed (9539).
  • Needles: US7 (4.5mm)
  • Finished size: 7 inches by 83 inches

I like the way the two yarns make a nice tweed.