This week while working (if you call surrounded by gorgeous yarn, patterns and buttons work), one of my students stopped by Very Knit Shop in Los Gatos, CA to model her completed scarf from class. The focus of the class is to combine 20-30 different yarns, gauges and textures in order to create random blocks of pattern and color.
The gallery downstairs was having an artist’s reception and my student was attending, proudly wearing her scarf.
I’m always surprised when combining different yarns and ribbons with Loopy and Luscious by Natalie Wilson, another option for embellishment adding just the right amount of style and design. For the pattern, checkout http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTloopy.html
This evening, I put the finishing touches on instructions for a new class tomorrow at the Very Knit Shop in Los Gatos, CA. The instructions consist of 334 rows and eleven different yarns knit in K2 P2 rib, stockinette stitch, reverse stockinette stitch and garter stitch. Combining different yarns and textures together with knit and purl stitches creating patterns of knitted fabric, suit my fancy these days. The first scarf I designed, sold during the holiday season.
On display, a second piece of “neck candy” has created quite a buzz. To meet the demand of our curious knitting public, I’ve scheduled a workshop. The eleven different yarns used in the Yarn, Stitches and Textured Scarf are various Habu yarns, SMC Select Pertinio and Debbie Bliss Angel.
I’ve finished adding a crocheted edge to Neck Candy. Knitting and crochet are perfect pairs in the world of stitches. The edge was crocheted using Noro’s Taiyo Sock Yarn. The ruffling effect added an interesting dimensionality. The edge frames and supports the knitted stitches which balances the appearance resulting in a finished look.