Monday, July 22, 2013

Reversible Cabled Scarf - 220 Superwash Aran

A  I love reversible scarves and I love cables.  It was great fun to realize that I could have both in one project.
220 Superwash Aran is another new yarn that plays beautifully on the needles.  Each 100 gram hank has 150 yards of squishy superwash merino softness.  Easy care, it comes in a palette of 40 rich colors.  It only took 2 hanks to work up this luscious, cabled scarf.
Materials

  • 2 hanks 220 Superwash Aran (100% Superwash Merino Wool - 150 yds/100 g) - shown in 1987 (Magenta)
  • US 9 needles
  • Cable needle (or DPN)
  • Yarn needle
Abbreviations
  • CN - Cable Needle
  • K - Knit
  • P - Purl
  • C4FRib - Slip 4 stitches to CN, hold in front; [K1, P1] x 2; [K1, P1] x 2 from CN
  • C4BRib - Slip 4 stitches to CN, hold in back; [K1, P1] x 2; [K1, P1] x 2 from CN
CO 34 stitches

Row 1 - 2 - K1, *[K1, P1], repeat to last stitch, end K1
Row 3 - K1, C4FRib, [K1, P1] x 8, C4BRib, K1
Row 4 - 6 - K1, *[K1, P1], repeat to last stitch, end K1
Row 7 - 24 - Repeat Rows 1-6 3 more times

Row 25 - 26 -K1, *[K1, P1], repeat to last stitch, end K1
Row 27 - K1, [K1, P1] x 4, C4BRib, C4FRib, [K1, P1] x 4, end K1
Row 28 - 30 - K1,*[K1, P1], repeat to last stitch, end K1
Row 31 - 48 - Repeat Rows 25-30 3 more times

Continued until near desired length
Knit Rows 1 - 22
Bind of in ribbing stitch pattern 
Weave in ends


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Lacy Scales Cowl - Longwood

 Longwood is one of those yarns I could not wait to play with.  191 yards of Extra-Fine Merino Superwash per 100 gram ball in a complex twist that is meant to show off stitch definition.  There are 28 rich colors to choose from in this scrumptious worsted weight yarn.

The challenge was to find a stitch pattern that would work for 1 skein, look interesting, and do the yarn justice.  I tripped over a stitch pattern that reminded me of dragon scales and scaled the size back to work a bit better for a small project on a medium weight yarn.
Materials:

  • Longwood (100% Superwash Extra-Fine Merino Wool - 191 yds/100 g) - 1 ball - shown in #18 - Green Spruce
  • US 9 16" Circular Needles
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn Needle
Abbreviations
  • K - Knit
  • P - Purl
  • K TBL - Knit Through Back Loop
  • YO - Yarn Over
  • K2tog TBL - Knit 2 Together Through Back Loop
Cast on 96 stitches
Join in the round, careful not to twist.
Place marker.
K2, P2 for 1"

Switch to pattern (see chart):
Repeat 14 row pattern until almost desired length.

K2, P2 for 1"

Bind off loosely.  Weave in ends.