Wednesday 29 June 2011

Another New WIP

I seem to have a bad case of startitis at the moment.  I think it is because of how much I loved my shawl.  I itched to make something silky and lacy again.  I had been mentally reserving some lovely BabyLongLegs Semi-Precious for my first attempt at writing a shawl pattern, but I after pulling the yarn out of storage I wanted to knit with it NOW!

Well look at it!  Wouldn't you want to knit with it straight away?  I had a look for another lacy scarf pattern, because I really am enjoying wearing my glamorous silk scarf at the moment, and I found a great free pattern. It is the Foreign Correspondent's Scarf by Lexy Lu.  I cast on at the weekend and I now seem to have knit nothing else.  I am enjoying it so much.  I really like lace patterns that are easily readable and easy to memorise.

This is a great pattern for a semi-solid yarn.  The combination of stitch and yarn gives a lovely mottled effect, which creates additional texture.

I'm about 2/3rds of the way through and I just want to get it finished so I can wear it.  It is the perfect Summer colour!

Before I started my scarf I knit another 3 and half blocks for the Mitred Cross Blanket.  I didn't bother taking photos as they look pretty much the same as the ones in the post I linked to above.  However, the pile of blocks is growing, which I find very satisfying.

I haven't made any progress on the top I swatched for, as I am now conflicted.  I have found a pattern in the current KNIT magazine, Issue 39.  If you don't have access to Ravelry, you can see samples here.  The pattern is for a tunic and the sample is done in Sirdar Flirt, which is a double knit yarn, the same as the Adriafil Sol Levante I swatched.  It was also knit in an oatmeal colour, which made me think again of my swatch.  The tunic is constructed in an usual way and I really want to knit it.  I have some Sirdar Flirt in my stash, but not enough, but this Adriafil yarn would look great knit up as this tunic.  Like I say, I'm conflicted.  I may just keep thinking while I finish my scarf.

Until I can reach a decision, why don't you look at other people's work in progress by clicking on the button below.


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