Saturday, June 12, 2021

Work of Art

Svetlana Gordon has a beautiful new pattern. Her shawls are a work of art. This is Baktus Scarf Lupine Vibes. You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry.

Photos © Svetlana Gordon
Attention! This project contains many work turns. 
This scarf is seamless and is knitted from two skeins of Laines du Nord Poema Yarn. In order for you to have enough of two skeins, it is important to observe Gauge (you can use knitting needles 2.75 or 2.5). If the gauge of your work is other, you may to need more yarn and I recommend taking two skeins of each color. In this case it is possible to use the yarn’s leftovers to make a hat. 
Besides indicated yarn that the sample was knit with, this motif can also be worked with any other yarn.

Svetlana used two different colours of a self-striping fingering weight yarn.
I’ve put marks on the picture so you can see how the colours work. The orange X is one colour and the purple O is the other colour.

I put together some colours combinations using Frabjous Fibers Blossoms.

Just a word about Blossoms - when we receive the yarn it comes with 2 balls wound in one direction and 2 balls wound in the other direction. You can start from the inside or outside - it just depends on what colour you want to start with.

Baptisia and Hydrangea
Lady Slipper and Chrysanthemum
Baptisia and Stonecrop
Chrysanthemum and Sage
The first balls are almost finished. I’m enjoying Brioche knitting more than I thought I would. When I first looked at an Andrea Mowry brioche pattern I set it aside thinking that it looked confusing. When you get knitting it isn’t. It becomes very intuitive. This is one reason that I suggest you don’t read ahead in a pattern. 

Boscoe loves to take his toys outside. The more toys the better.

The weather today was awesome. I would love it to be like this until September. It wasn’t too hot and there was no humidity. A nice gentle rain overnight for the garden and it would be the perfect day.

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