The knitting adventures of a French Canadian girl in exile

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Dichotomy

Hi all!

I was a bit tired of the long run projects I was working on: a women's cardigan in a DK weight (that I kept secret in order to present it for Knitty) and a large throw for my grandparents, called Les Epinettes. Altough both large projects are in good heatlh, my motivation was starting to get low and I was hungry for a smaller, instant gratification project.

So I started swatching and head scratching in the car this weekend, while my husband was driving in our way to Bear Mountaint state park. I wanted to use some worsted weight yarn, and I have plenty in my rater large stash.

I finally picked both the pattern and the yarn from my stash and here is what I came up with, in about 2-3 hours!


The yarn I used was Thaki Yarns New Tweed, but I had to grab two label-less balls from a lot I purchased long ago, so I have no idea of the colors! I even think the yarn may be discontinued, but I am not sure.

Anyway, this was both fast and rewardingly fun, and this will be a very soon to be released pattern!

Edited on 11/18/2011


I finished the second prototype of this shawl with 3 other odd balls from my old Thaki Yarns New Tweed stash. This time, I made it a little bigger and I do love this size better. The pattern is under construction...


Ouff... I decided to knit this design a third time, to show it off in a more easily available yarn and a solid color. Surprisingle, I did not mind knitting this for a third time, so it must be a fun and fast project, because I hate knitting twice the same thing! Here it is, in Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lana D'Oro, in a bright lime color:




Edited on 11/21/2011: Testing begins today in the Ravelry Free pattern testers group!

Edited on 11/25/2011 to add the solid colored sample! 

4 comments:

  1. New to this sort of thing. Wanted to say, your scarf is beautiful! It is so nice, too, to be able to quickly produce something from time to time. Thanks!

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  2. I would like to knit this shawl in two or more colors similar to your second prototype. Purchased the pattern, but not sure how to do the border. Help?

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  3. My striped prototype was made using random stripes of various leftovers, and the border was made using the same yarn in a dark color, all in garter stitch.

    I hope it helps!

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  4. Please can you let me know if this needs 450 yes as per the downloaded pattern or 400yds as advertised on craftsu before buying the pattern. I got 400 as I bought it before buying the pattern only to discover that I may not have bought enough. Therefore I can't now start the scarf as I was looking forward to doing so.

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