Saturday, January 24, 2009

Yummy Yarn

My acquisition from my most recent visit to Imagiknit. I found this adorable sweater pattern from Ravelry. It is called the February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne. The pattern can be found on her blog Flint Knits. So cute. She's got some other fun patterns on her site as well. It is a raglan cardigan knitted from the top down. I've started the raglan shaping and so far so good. I'll keep updates posted, but for now.... the splendor of the yummy yarn.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Soft Snood

Here are some photos of the snood I finished right before Christmas. Sorry it took so long to post, but I have been lovingly wearing it every day and never really got around to taking photos. I got the idea from seeing one on a mannequin in an English clothing shop. It was so adorable, so I thought " I should make one!"
Really, it is so simple. It's just a long tube. You can adjust it to your desired length and play around with different yarns. My version is listed below.

Soft Snood
Yarn: 2 skeins Malabrigo Chunky
Needle: Size 11 circular, 16" length
Gauge: 12 stitches to 4 inches
CO 80 St. PM connect, being careful not to twist
"K2,P2" for 10 rows
Next Row: Decrease every 10 st ( 72 st)
Knit in the round until piece measures about 17 inches ( or desired length)
Next Row: Increase every 10 st (80 St)
"K2,P2" for 10 rows
Bind for loosely in rib.
Tada!!! So easy!