Friday, December 21, 2012

It’s a wrap


Hello, how nice of you to stop by. And thank you for your comments. I always love to read them; they are a kind of bonus for blogging.

A couple of years ago, I wanted to learn how to knit with 2 strands; the Fair Isle technique. So I started a kind of sampler, using patterns from Alice Starmore’s  Book of Fair Isle Knitting.

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After a number of patterns, I knew how to knit this way, and I started to work on other projects, leaving this sampler in a dark corner of a drawer. When I started to work on my new Bird Jacket, I remembered about this sampler, and I thought it would be a good idea to finish that one first. So I knitted some patterns extra, until the length  was about 165 cm, and with the Kitchener stitch I joined top and bottom

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So, now I have this super warm infinity scarf. I used only 4 colours, (blue, green, yellow and pink), and every colour in 3 shades; light, medium and dark. This gave me more than enough options to vary, without becoming messy, but holding its balance.

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Never thought I would say this, but now I’m looking forward to a very cold winter!

Groetjes, Dorien

11 comments:

Naturally Carol said...

Dorien, this one is fantastic, I love it's folksy look and all of the detail with colour. I will remember what you have said about using limited colours in different shades..a very handy hint. Wishing you all the merriest of Christmasses!

Naturally Carol said...

p.s...the tree pompom is up high out of the dog's way..the cat belongs to Rose at another house.

Wendy said...

It's beautiful! You are so clever!

Corina said...

Wow, dat is gaaf zeg! Super mooi al die patroontjes en kleurtjes, en als col staat het super!

Deborah Hamilton said...

That's just perfect!

sajuki said...

Great!
Greetings from Poland :)
Katarzyna

www.sajuki.blogspot.com

Monique said...

Wat een geweldige sjaal. Heerlijke kleuren en vrolijke print.
Een vest in deze kleuren en patronen lijkt me ook helemaal geweldig!

Groetjes, Monique

Fiff said...

Wow!

Sherry said...

Your cowl is a work of art!!! The info you posted on using just a few colors in limited shades is very helpful.

knitalatte said...

Dorien,
Wow, such a beautiful work of art. Great colors.
I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.

Jenny said...

This is possibly the most beautiful scarf I have ever seen!