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Saturday, March 29, 2014

I-Cord Bind Off

What happened to spring? I came to work yesterday with no winter coat. Not so lucky today. It's cold again. Seriously.

Yesterday I showed new colours of the Color Play Mohair Wrap. Here are new colour ideas for the Color Play Mohair Scarf. These are knit in Rowan Kidsilk Haze.

Royale
607-613-632-660


Have fun playing with color—glowing, silky soft Kidsilk Haze color! Watching what comes next is so much fun. For the scarf project, we mixed four solid colors—two at a time—to create shaded color blocking. Try mixing tonal colors for ombré shading, or cross the color wheel for graphic punch! It may be impossible to stop at just one scarf project.
Chocolate and Cherries
641-595-668-610


You'll be working with a double strand of yarn throughout. And remember, each scarf will be unique—simply splice in your new color anywhere in the row and notice that each one of your blocks will vary in length. It really is fun to see what blooms from your needles!
Eagle Harbor Fog
639-605-611-582


Hollyhocks
608-583-600-665








I just had a customer in who was finishing off a baby sweater. The pattern asked her to do an I-cord bind off. The instructions stumped her. This is a technique that a lot of knitters have never done before. Here is a You Tube Video that shows how to do it. In the video she does a knit 2 together through the back loop as her decrease. I personally do an SSK but that is just my preference.

I'm still deciding if I'm going to Toronto tonight for One of a Kind. It's cold and windy and I'm tired. By the time 4:30 rolls around I'm sure that I will change my mind and I'll be in the car heading to the show.

2 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Lovely yarn. Nice seeing the video, too.

lookinout said...

like Lois said.