Saturday, August 04, 2012

Kidsilk Haze Stripe

The Olympics have been great today (okay-they have been great every day but some really exciting stuff happened today). There were a couple of times that customers were ready to go and I asked them to wait until an event finished so I could see how it ended.

My goal for last night was acheived-I finished the second repeat and got started on repeat #3. Tonight's goal is to finish the front.

I was in the store early this morning and got lots more yarn on the shelves. The new tosh DK wall is looking fabulous. I keep walking into the room and staring. Why didn't I think of this earlier?? It is going to look even better next week when I bring back boxes from storage.

Baby yarn didn't get finished so that will be Tuesday's job.

Modern Quilt Wrap by Mags Kandis (the name might be familiar-Mags was the owner, creative director and designer for Mission Falls)

This pattern is available in a book (Folk Style: Innovative Designs to Knit, Including Sweaters, Hats, Scarves, Gloves and More) and now you can download it online.
What could be more comforting than being wrapped up in the warmth of a colorful quilt? Very loosely based on the traditional Log Cabin quilt block, Mags Kandis worked this wrap/oversized scarf square by square in the easy and satisfying mitered-square method of color knitting. This is as effortless as working in stripes, but the results are far more impressive. As this project is worked one color as a time, it’s perfect for thinking about and playing with color.

Download the pattern for free from Knitting Daily.

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The wrap is knit in Rowan Kidsilk Haze. On Ravelry a few knitters have used Kidsilk Haze Stripe. Your wrap will have lots of colour but with a lot less ends to sew in. The effect was great.

Here is a sneak peek at three of the six new colours coming sometime this month.

I will definitely need something in this colour.

You can't go wrong with the pinks and oranges either.

Hurry Rowan and ship me the colours. Please. :)

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

Really like that scarf. I am downloading it in another window. Thanks for the link.