Knitting projects winter 2010

A couple of knitting projects I’ve completed this winter:

braided scarf

I actually made this about  a year ago, but when I first saw this scarf on the cover of Interweave Knits magazine, I had to have it. Bought the magazine on the spot just for this pattern. I didn’t know how I was gonna make it, or if I ever would. It looks complicated, but the pattern once read, is relatively simple. A base is knit in garter stitch, then a set of 6 long “tubes” which form the basis for the braid, then braid the tubes together in an intricate sequence to form the pattern shown. Another base is knit in garter stitch at the end to “seal” the braid pattern. If you’ve ever had extension braids, think of one end as where they attach the hair, and the other end where they burn the synthetic hair to seal the braid. The result came out beautiful, but I won’t be making these too often, for a scarf pattern it’s very time consuming. My mom in fact asked me to make one for her a while ago, I’ve yet to complete. I may finish it in time for Christmas.

Close up of braided scarf

Frilly Scarf by Tove B

Another pattern I found online was this frilly scarf. The center of the scarf is a leaf pattern that is knitted first, then a frill is added along the sides which consists of adding on extra stitches via yarn overs. The extra stitches bunch up together creating the frilly look you see. I used some araucania yarn I bought long ago at discount and had been sitting in my yarn stash.

Close up of frilly scarf

I made this rasta hat from the Stitch N Bitch Nation book from the same yarn to match with the scarf. I modified the pattern by making my hat a little longer so my locs could be completely covered.

 

I have another project in the works, a baby blanket for a coworker who’s having a boy. I’ll post it later after it’s done so it’ll be a surprise.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pyaspirite
    Feb 13, 2011 @ 12:21:55

    Beautiful work!!!

    I want patterns for both scarves … I could see some Christmas gifts in the making 😀

    Reply

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