Thursday, December 22, 2011

To Scarf or Not to Scarf

CowlInfinity Scarf

Feather and Fan Infinity/Cowl: Everyone (or almost everyone) can make a quickie bulky or novelty scarf when in a pinch. The Ruffle yarns are super duper fast and knit up in about two hours, bulky yarn or multiple strands held together work up on a US 17, 19 or 35 really quickly, an hour or so….but when that gets too old or just one more scarf simply wont do, what do you do?

Well, I decided to try cowls a while. Now for certain, I love circles. I make hats and circular lace and mandalas of every flavor (including sushi) so a cowl was a logical leap.

And now with everyone so Infinity Scarf happy, I worked up a Feather and Fan Cowl/Infinity Scarf with both size options. I used Kochoran from Noro which is 165 yards per 100 gram hank, and about half a ball to do the cowl and the whole hank to do the Infinity./ Two hanks would yield a wider Infinity scarf.

Cast on multiple of 18 sts

For Cowl use 72 sts --- for Infinity Scarf, use 180 sts

Chunky yarn (shown in Noro Kochoran, Color 66) and US 10-10.5 needle

Cast on your number of stitches as above

Rounds 1-2: Knit every stitch.

Round 3: *k2tog (3 X), (K1, YO)(6 X), k2tog(3 X)* repeat * to * all the way around.
Round 4: Purl every stitch.

Rounds 5-6: Knit every stitch.

Repeat rounds 3-6 until as long as you desire.

Bind off loosely OR do I-cord bind off is as follows:

Cast on three stitches,
* knit two, ssk,
pass three sts back to left hand needle*
repeat *-*
graft after last stitch is done.

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These are also same pattern but I used some left over mohair for a few rows and a bit of wool mixed with the Kogarashi (another Noro wool/silk blend)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Some Recent <del>Obsession</del> Hats

Addendum: Of the hats below, 6 have sold as of 1/5/2010. The first, second, third and fourth hats sold as well as the seventh and the thirteenth. Eventually they will all find their perfect heads!

So I have a little bit of a problem. Sometimes I can’t stop.

I make hats. A lot.These are some of my latest creations.

At the time of this posting, all of these are available.Contact me if you see something you are interested in. We sell most of the hats here at my shop for $60 - $80 with the entrelac and handspun hats coming in at the higher end of the range there. Each one is created with love, and joy, and no two are ever the same!

There are a couple below for which I will post patterns, the top two hats are crocheted with a strand of Noro Kureyon carried with a strand of Debbie Bliss Angel, and also below there are a  couple of  Feather and Fan pieces, a cowl and an Infinity scarf, with Noro Kochoran,  The pattern will be posted shortly!


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