Scarf Yarns

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Laura Aylor

Kim's job this morning was to straighten up the madelinetosh merino light and get the new colours on the shelf. We starting talking about the new colours and I pulled up some patterns on Ravelry. These are all in my library and I've been looking at them for some time. They are all from one designer-Laura Aylor. Picking the first to knit is going to be a problem. :)

You can visit her blog here

I sent a message to Laura asking if I could use her pictures for some amazing shawls and scarves. She gave me permission and here they are.

Jordan Point

3 border options and a center that you can stripe any way you want or not at all give you lots of room to play. The center is knit first from one corner to the opposite side. Choose the scalloped border, the fun and funky flap border, or a minimalist garter band. The scalloped and flap borders use the live stitches plus picked up stitches form the other side. The simple banded border is knit one side at a time, first using the live stitches and then picked up stitches on the other side and top edge. Three specific stripe patterns are given as a starting point. Mix and match them with the borders or use your own idea for the center.
Pattern on Ravelry


Derecho - Spanish for ‘direct or straight ahead’. A derecho is a widespread, long-lived wind storm that is associated with a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms. One of these storms hit here in the eastern United States while I was working on my second knit of this pattern.
A triangular shawl knit modularly in two directions to produce a pattern of interconnected stripes. Two circular needles are used to knit on one side at a time while keeping the other side’s stitches live.
Pattern on Ravelry


All the Shades of Truth

A color-block stole inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. There is no intarsia, just picking up stitches from slipped stitch edges. A coloring page is included :)
Pattern on Ravelry

All the Shades of Truth is in an eBook with a new pattern called Oak Park.
A color-block cowl or scarf inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. There is no intarsia, just picking up stitches from slipped stitch edges. A coloring page is included :)

Laura's patterns are very well written and easy to follow.

The techniques you need to know are
-knit
-knit into the front and back of a stitch to increase
-pick up stitches

I told you picking which pattern to do first would be hard.

I have been looking at the merino light display all afternoon.
There are many colour combinations swimming around in my head. I'm not sure I should tell you this but 10 skeins of merino light came home with me so that I can play tonight.

4 comments:

ana said...

gorgeous patterns, i love the geometrics of her shawls. off to ravelry to favourite some of these.

Sally said...

Only ten? . . . . .

Are you okay? Feel light headed at all?

Wow, only ten...

They are gorgeous! I really love the geometry of them.

(I bet that purple just to the left and up from centre made the cut.)

Lois Evensen said...

What fabulous shawls! They remind me of patterns in the 60's. I could say I saw them in books, but I saw them in person and even wore them. :)

Linda in Waterloo said...

Those are very nice! Thanks for your posts - always fun to read what's happening in Ancaster.