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Misti Alpaca Worsted + Barbara Walker “ Arch and Leaf”

By Special Request: “a texture patterned, soft, cream-colored scarf”

Misti Alpaca Worsted
colorway SFN 10, 2X 100g hanks
dimensions: 52” x 8.25

“Arch and Leaf” stitch from Barbara Walker Fourth Treasury

Not the best scarf stitch pattern, it curls (wrong side out) pretty insistently even after a good blocking.
If I did it over, I would knit it two arches wide (instead of three) and use a wider flat border such as K1P1, or seed stitch.

ERRATA for “Arch and Leaf” from  Barbara Walker Fourth Treasury:
row 5stitch 36 (counting from left edge of chart)
should be [RS: P1/WS: K1]
row 5:  stitches 19 and 33 (counting from the left edge of chart)
row 7stitches 18 and 36 (counting from the left edge of chart)
should be [RS: K1-b/WS: P1-b]
(These are the stitches above the YO and will create holes if not closed with a twisted stitch, see swatch below)

DD requested this scarf, we picked up the yarn at Beehive WoolShop in Victoria, B.C. last summer.

She wanted a textured pattern, so I handed her a pile of Barbara Walker Treasuries to choose from.

Never having been one to shy away from a swatch, I swatched up her favorites to choose from.

Details from top to bottom

Soft Cable (right), Barbara Walker Third Treasury

Ribbed Spindle, Barbara Walker Third Treasury

Exploded Ribbing, Barbara Walker Fourth Treasury

Arch and Leaf, Barbara Walker Fourth Treasury

(my favorite) Cable-Framed Leaf, Barbara Walker Second Treasury

DD loves the scarf , mostly the softness.

December 13, 2008 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

Shibui + Hilltop


hilltopshibui 014cr2Lurrrve it!

hilltopshibui 014scrRhapsody in Lace and Ruffles by Megan Wright
from Hilltop Yarn in Seattle.
ShibuiKnits Baby Alpaca DK in color Spruce
from Knit Purl in Portland, OR.

This yarn is beautiful, it comes in rich colors, slightly variegated, soft and smooth, delightful to knit.
This yarn is a lighter gauge than the yarns specified in the pattern, so I modified the lace panel to make the wavy part wider, adding two stitches and two rows. I also added rows and details to the top and bottom borders.

That ruffle wanted to curl sooooo bad. I wondered how I was going to block a ruffle, thought about it the whole time I was knitting those 14 curly 581-stitch rows of stockinette. Here’s what I came up with:

shibui hilltop ruffle 004cr

it worked

shibui hilltop 009cr2

ETA: see me showing off here:

July 18, 2008 at 3:47 pm 4 comments




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