Saturday, April 28, 2007

Tit for Tat, and this for that!

Katherine Misegades was kind enough to provide a link to this blog, (in reference to my comment on her blog. )
Here are some images of the V shaped scarf I knit from a Nancie M. Wiseman design, featured in her book Knitted Shawls, Stoles, and Scarves, Martindale Press, 2001---this book should still be readily available, I recently saw it for sale (in a Michael’s or was it an A.C. Moore? well one of them!)
This first image shows the scarf with shown with V shape (as knit). The second image, shows the scarf as it might be worn, with center of scarf in front with tails tied, and the last image, show it with the tails just hanging , untied.

My version was knit with Filatura Di Crossa‘s “College” (the color number is lost to mist of time.. It was a soft grey with blue and other colors)I I used (2 skeins) of the College. The pattern called for 3 skeins of Kid Slique by Prism. This is a very simple pattern (a double seed stitch!) but the beautiful yarn makes the scarf.
(I made this scarf long ago (2003 or 2004) with my old (and inferior camera), and gave it to my sister as a present. (She loved it..one of the reasons I knit for her, is she appreciates hand knits!)

Ms Wiseman has several other scarves/shawls in a similar style, --each V shaped, (some short and wide, some long and narrow) Each done in different yarns, stitches, and as well as proportions.. It was fun--and inspiring-- to see all the variations on the theme.

I like the book, but haven’t followed a single pattern --as written!
Many of the yarns features are luxury yarns, and I have substituted other yarns, some almost as luxurious, that better fit in my budget.

If you haven’t seen Katharine Misegades’ blog, (and don’t know what I am talking about), go look and see!

You can also follow this short cut to see images of all the all Scarves and Shawls in my album.
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