Saturday, 21 January 2012

Sugar and Cream Cowl

A simple Cowl with downgrading cables by Alana Dakos.  I wanted to make sure this cowl will stand upright like a wind shield and not flop down so coupled my Malabrigo sock yarn with Habu stainless steel in midnight blue. The sock yarn is what's left from my old rose wrap .

I have not blocked or steamed this cowl after casting off as I wanted to keep those cables crunched and tighter around the neck.

Winter is lingering and it is difficult to get good lighting for photos. I loved the dusky pink of last sun rays, soon those trees will be leafy again..

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Miranda scarf

What do you gift someone who got absolutely everything ?? You knit him a scarf in a hope he will appreciate the love and care put in every stitch..

The scarf I had in mind needed to be wintry warm , luxuriously soft , stylish but subtle and manly of course . I have looked at many designs on ravelry and nervously swatched and frogged few swatches with different yarns. My winner was the Miranda scarf.

I chose rowan baby alpaca in the charcoal colour, grey is one of my favourite colours. The pattern is basically a 2 by 2 rib with split cabling inserted every few rows - simple but effective.

I was pondering about the length , since its a winter scarf I wanted the wearer to be able to wrap it double around the neck with enough left overs to be tucked under a coat or a Jacket.

Success me thinks ! :-)