Monday, May 15, 2006

"Bushfire" amended

Back in the autumn when I was at Harrogate I bought a couple of balls of Kaalund Classic 2 wool.
One of these became a scarf for my youngest sister.
Following not quite so hot on its heels is this scarf.

This is designed for Iris, my mother.
Previously I have knitted mostly blues for her.
At Christmas she borrowed a scarlet sweatshirt from my sister, and that inspired this scarf.

The Bushfire colouring is a combination of maroon, red and a hint of caramel.
Knitted up on its own I found it unispiring.

I sampled a lot and came up with this combination of yarns.
The multicoloured irregular yarn is cotton or synthetic based.
It was ideal for a loose cast-on that would look attractive, and could be duplicated as a cast-off.

The scarlet 3-ply wool, and turqoise Rowan 4-ply completed the ingredients.

Quite a lot of the knitting was just garter stitch. However to add a little interest, I made some simple lace rows.

Occasionally I introduced a k5 p5 row. This allowed me to use a colour from the other end without changing the double sided effect.

It went in the post to Finchley last week, and arrived today. The weather was sufficiently cool for it to be worn this morning.

Now to find a colour combination to suit myself!


Blogger goodkharmabunny said...

That's beautiful,
al x

7:13 pm  
Blogger Leigh said...

It's gorgeous! I love the lace rows. It must have been as fun to knit as it is to look at.

3:17 pm  
Blogger Dawn said...

Mary it looks lovely. Nice variation in the texture and that 4ply cotton breaks up the redness very well.

1:28 pm  

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