Monday, April 30, 2012

Beatrice Scarf

The Craft Group got a donation of some fingering or sock weight yarn that is 80% Acrylic and 20% Alpaca.  It is a funky shade of brown so I needed to find something interesting (stitchwise) to make with it.  While trolling around sites for new patterns I saw this pattern on the Red Heart site.

I have never used the Solomon's Knot stitch before, and I thought this yarn would be just right for the a scarf and it was  :-).  I used about 89 gr of the 100 gr skein.

I have 2 more skeins of this yarn and I think I will make them up with this same pattern.  Two ladies have already expressed interest in buying them and another has put in her order for one in white.  

Here are a couple of other views of the completed scarf.

Close up

71" x 8"

This one is with a flash.

I am thinking I may use this neat hand dyed Merino sock weight yarn in one for myself.

Or maybe that long color changing yarn from Lion Brand - Amazing.  We'll have to see how I feel about this pattern after making at least 3 more... lol.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Rose Fillet Afghan

A Facebook group I am in, is having their 1 year anniversary this month and they have challenged the members to make something new for the anniversary.  They had a mystery CAL in the middle of February that made a baby blanket.  I wasn't that interested in the baby blanket but liked the flower motif.  When the challenge came along I thought back to that flower....  hmmmm.  Well I wandered down my own bunny trail thinking about that flower.  I wanted something light and airy and I have never done any fillet work before and the color I picked for the flower was a mauve pink, so.... I googled rose fillet charts   :-)  This chart really jumped at me.

This chart can be found at this site:

I then started playing with the flower from the MCAL and made it into a fillet-like square.  This is how the whole thing turned out  :-)

I had a lot of fun with the patterns and textures.  Now what to do next???