Lots of knitting was done this past month….
In addition to the Flounce scarf I made for my friend Cathy, I also finished a couple of other fashion scarves using the mesh yarn. The bright green one is extra long and I only cast on 6 stitches for that one. For the second one (blues and purple), I did the traditional 8 stitches, so it’s a bit fuller and shorter. I love them both for different reasons. Both of these scarves used the yarn, “Chrysalis” from Yarn Bee.
I also knit up a very light weight scarf using mohair “Ty-Dy Superkid” from Knit One Crochet Too - a luscious yarn in purples and reds. I just did the basic feather and fan pattern with about 6 rows on each end for a selvedge and 3 stitches on either side for the border. It’s so light weight, you don’t even notice you’re wearing it!
My next project was a snowflake cowl using the pattern from the Interweave Knits Holiday magazine – the “Snowflake Cowl” by Celeste Young. It was a fun knit, though I think I still knit a bit tight when I work on Fair Isle projects…especially when knit in the round. I used Paton’s Natural Wool for this one.
My final knitting project this month was a pair of “Owl Study Gloves” by Meghan Bosanko for my swap partner in the UK. These were a fun knit…and I used the ever-so-soft Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande. It takes under a full skein to make these and they’re just luscious! They feel incredibly awesome on the hands!