Monday, September 17, 2012

Jewel Lacy Scarf

 While at a yarn tasting, I decided to play with Jewel and found a stitch that worked great with the texture of the yarn.  I took the usual YO, K2Tog, followed by a knit row and added one more knit row.  This accomplished getting rid of the usual bias.  It also made the yarn almost stripe in the 3 color dip dyed shades of Jewel.
 Jewel is 100% Peruvian Highland wool available in tonal hand dyes as well as multi dip dyed colors.  There are 142 yards per skein and it is a single-plied thick thin yarn. There is enough texture to be interesting, but not so much that you loose stitch definition.
One skein will make a 6" x 38" scarf.  It is shown in color 9825 and knit on a US 10 needle.

K - Knit
YO - Yarn Over
K2Tog - Knit 2 Together
Cast on 20 stitches
Row 1 - K
Row 2 - K1, [YO, K2Tog] - repeat to last stitch, end K1
Row 3 - K
Continue until desired length.
Bind off loosely.
Weave in ends.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Venezia Sport - Roman Stripe Scarf

 I've always loved Merino and Silk - such a lovely combination of fibers.  You get the memory of wool with the shine and drape of silk.  Not to mention, it's super soft and something I can actually wear near my skin.  
Venezia Sport is a luscious blend of 70% Merino Wool and 30% Mulberry Silk.  It is a great weight to wear in the Pacific Northwest all but the warmest few weeks.  There are over 300 yards per 100 gram skein - so a one skein project was definitely a possibility.  As an added bonus, this stitch pattern creates a reversible pattern!

Gauge = 4 s = 1"
US 6
Venezia Sport - color 187
Finished size - 8" x 50"

CO - Cast on 
K - Knit
P - Purl
YO - Yarn Over
K2Tog - Knit 2 Together

CO 32 sts

Row 1 - K1, *[YO, K1] - repeat from * to last stitch, K1
Row 2 - K1, *[P] - repeat from * to last stitch, K1
Row 3 - K1, *[K2Tog] - rep from * to last stitch K1
Row 4 - K1, *[YO, K2Tog] - rep from * to last stitch K1
Row 5 - K1, *[YO, K2Tog] - rep from * to last stitch K1
Row 6 - K
Row 7 - K
Repeat until reach desired length.

Bind off loosely and weave in ends.