Crochet · Neckwear · Patterns

Spice Cake Scarf

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I’ve been making this scarf for a little while and I’m really enjoying it, so it’s now an available pattern. So far, my favorite yarns to make this in are Berocco Folio and Tosh merino light. Both very different yarns – the Folio is an elegant and luxurious feel and a great drape, while the tosh has a color depth that’s rustic and rich. GREAT choices!

Here are some I’ve made with Berocco Folio….

Folio in Violet
Folio in Pacific
Folio, with a mohair edging.

And here’s one in the Tosh merino light…

Tosh merino light in Tart
Love it!
Spice Cake Scarf crochet pattern

It’s rally hard to let these go – but they’re part of my Etsy offering for the fall and will be available soon at my new Etsy shop for finished items:

A Hug Around The Neck (coming soon!)

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Knitting · Shawls

Forest Canopy Shawl

I tried to make this shawl when I first started knitting and it was a bit too ambitious for my skills then but I really liked it so I kept it in my queue for later. I added more rows to the body and border and it’s a very good size to be useful. The colors in this are just beautiful and carzy thing – I found another skein of this after I cast off. I’ll save it for a scarf I think. If I had the chance to do it again, I would change the border to ‘grow’ at it’s edges. The border in the pattern has no increases, so it looks a bit odd to me. The yarn was from my trip to the Knitter’s Connection convention in Ohio years ago. Shame they don’t hold that anymore.

Forest Canopy Shawl
back view
wrapped
wrapped
shawl as cowl, with antique pin
Beading · Gifting · Knitting · Shawls

Wedding Ishbel for Sarah

The Ishbel by Ysolda Teague is my go-to for special occasion gift shawls. Love this pattern. Before I know it, I’m at the lace sections, so it feels quick to knit up. This one is in Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk, @880 yds. LOVE this wool, soft and pleasant, but light. Added beads to the YO’s of only the first row in each section. Then to the YO’s of all rows in the final section. Pretty.

I want to add monogram beads and will update this post after that. There’s a bead shop in town, so I’ll pop by this week.

 Beaded Shawl for a Bride

Beaded Shawl for a Bride
 Beaded Shawl for a Bride

Beaded Shawl for a Bride

Knitting · Neckwear

Chevron scarf in luxury yarns

Started this scarf a long time ago, and decided to pick it up again and try to complete it. Loving the feel of this fine yarn, 2 skeins of Handmaiden Casbah Sock, I knew it would be heaven on the neck and thought the colors would fun in a the Chevron Scarf by Domesticat. Not a skinny scarf kinda gal, I widened the scarf by casting on 45 stitches. The pin is a trinket I found on Ebay.

Chevron Scarf
Chevron Scarf
Chevron Scarf
Knitting · Shawls

The Gloomy Ulmus

I am a big fan of designs by Kirsten Kapur, and have several patterns, but I didn’t enjoy knitting this one. It looks nice, feels nice, but I had several issues and they just seemed to keep coming. I didn’t pick colors for this shawl, but for another and they were far gloomier than they looked online. Then the body of this pattern was very boring to me and after that I ran out of yarn @10 rows to the end. My edge is too short but it does look fine, so I should stop complaining, but maybe it’s just too soon.

Anywho, here are my pictures…. gloomy pictures….