Thursday, April 29, 2021

Before and After

Susan finished her Painting Waves and it is beautiful. She used HH Skinny Singles. One colour for the stocking stitch section and charcoal for the garter stitch ridges. I really like how it looks.

This picture is great. The shawl looks like it has waves in it.

A couple of weeks ago Churchmouse Yarns featured their Bias Before & After Scarf knit in Mille Colori Baby. The colour they used just came back into stock.

We love to revisit our Bias ‘Before & After’ Scarf—and rediscovering how it got its name! Knitting fingering-weight yarn at a more open gauge will make you wonder if it’s really going to turn out as pictured. But rest assured. With some good basic blocking the rather unattractive fabric will transform into a smooth field of stockinette. Plus, knitting on the bias eliminates rolled edges!

Lang Mille Colori Baby Superwash has a self-striping nature that brings even more adventure to your Bias ‘Before & After’ Scarf. True to its name (mille colori means ‘a thousand colors’ in Italian), long washes of vibrant color twist together in this yarn’s single-ply strand. Spun from springy, 100% Australian merino wool, Mille Colori Baby Superwash is as resilient as it is soft!

You can purchase the pattern on Churchmouse’s website. 

Here is a picture of the original scarf knit in lace weight yarn. Mrs. Crosby Reticule would make a beautiful scarf. One skein is all you would need and we found more colours that were hiding on us.

My knitting didn’t go so well last night. I ripped it out and am starting again on the 5mm needles. I found the 5.5mm way too loose and I didn’t like the fabric. Also some of the slipped stitches were really big and it looked sloppy. It’s better to start again after 20 rows as opposed to knitting 10” and deciding that I don’t like it.

I’m really early today. Tonight I need to finalize my tax return and pack it up to send in. Then back to my Nightshift.

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

What lovely projects. I especially like the first scarf/shawl. Those waves are intriguing.