knitting up a blue streak

October 27, 2013

In my basket of "almost finished objects" were three scarves in blue.  A few evenings spent in front of the tv turned my works-in-progress into tidy finished objects. 

First is the Cedar Leaf Shawlette from Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting.  I've made at least a half dozen of these and it's a great pattern from such a nice young woman.   I used just under two skeins of Madeline Tosh tosh dk in the color Well Water.   The yarn is fabulous; it's bouncy, stretchy, soft, just about everything you want in a yarn.  It knits for me more as a light worsted.  The pattern and yarn was a great combo.  Machine washable.


Next is the Oaklet Shawl by Megan Goodacre.  I used one skein of Plucky Primo Fingering in "cryin' icicles" (don't you wish you could also have some fun and name yarn, ice cream and nail polish?)  I ran out halfway through the bind off but was able to substitute with a stash find that matched pretty well.  I enjoyed the easy pattern, and hey, it's a free download, and it would be easy one to modify into a larger shawl.  The triangular shaped kerchief will keep your neck cozy all winter long.   Primo is an extra soft blend of merino wool, cashmere and nylon, so think it's meant for socks.  I know many people love Plucky, this was my first time and I now love it too.  Nice yarn with a good twist an excellent stitch definition.  Machine washable.


The last is the Wurm Cowl, a modification of the Wurm Hat and is an amazing cowl.  I've made it a few times and love the way it can be wrapped twice for extra warmth or worn long when you don't need it.  Either way it's flattering and feels great.  Best cowl ever and I'm keeping this for sure.   The yarn is left over from a long ago sweater that was worn, loved then battered and finally donated.  I remember getting the yarn at Stitches West ages ago at a very popular booth called Tess Designer Yarns.  It is 100% merino wool in light worsted weight and was beautiful to knit and it's super soft.  As a sweater it pilled like the dickens, but won't have to worry about that with a cowl.



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Many thanks to Sylvia for letting me photograph my knits in her lovely shop, Atelier Gray.  Come back on Friday and I'll give you the grand tour.  Here's a preview!




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11 Comments

  1. Kirsten, beautiful blue scarves, beautiful setting.

    Carole

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  2. Kristen, it is so sad that you were able to give yarn sources for the two shawls but not for the cowl. Tess has been dyeing and selling yarns for years, and her stall at any festival or at Stitches is mobbed because her colors and yarns are so wonderful. You can find her work on her website: https://www.tessyarns.com/ and I recommend her yarns to anyone who wants something wonderful to work with! Perhaps you could amend your blog entry to include her website?

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    1. Thank you Sue! I have edited my post to include her link. Yes, I remember the booth, large and busy with a lot of beautiful yarn.

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  3. what pretty pieces...and you know I LOVE the setting (especially that dress form :-) look forward to your full "reveal" later this week!

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  4. Isn't it funny when all of a sudden we look into our projects and see a theme in color!

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    1. I know, THREE in the exact shade. I've got one more in that color too, and after that I will be allowed no more blue scarves!

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  5. Those are absolutely gorgeous! I just might be able to tackle the wurm cowl, but the others are just dream projects at this point. How beautiful!

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    1. Such a simple pattern too! I hope you do make one!

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  6. Oh I love those pumpkin planters for cacti! You are so going to give ALL your pocket money to that shop. Man, it's gonna be a war between your LYS and Atelier Gray! Also, agree. In my hands, madtosh DK is worsted, madtosh Vintage is aran!

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  7. I think it's funny that we tend to buy the same color time and time again! Your scarves are pretty and thanks for all the links!

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  8. Hi, I doubt you'll see this now but what size/type of knitting needles did you use for the cowl? You knit it on circular needles?

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