Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Alpaca, mohair and some Noro
Thinking about alpaca led to me digging out a kit that I bought from Toft Alpaca ages ago - the "Net and Flower Scarf." It is a long wrap around scarf crocheted in Solomon's Knot stitch and embellished with a layered flower. I have never used this stitch before and am enjoying the challenge. The lace is very open at the moment and I think it will be more effective when it is scrunched up and wrapped around the neck a few times. I have done just over half of the scarf and look forward to getting to the flower part of the pattern.
In anticipation of imminent cold weather I have almost finished a sweater in Patons Misty, which is a very nice mohair yarn. I am using the yarn double as a substitute for Rowan Kidsilk Trio. It is looking pretty good. The pattern is called "Curio" and is from the Kidsilk Trio booklet.
Still working on the Noro Sekku tee, and there is just a sleeve and the bottom band to go.