Jan 12, 2013

Form Follows Function Cowl

I just published my latest pattern - Form Follows Function Cowl:

This cowl pattern is influenced by one of the most well known architectural principles. 

The pattern used three different stitch patterns to create sections of different elasticity and texture. The different sections serve different functional purposes

  • The mid section is knit in k1/p1 rib to provide optimum stretchiness so that the cowl hugs the neck closely. 
  • The upper/outer section is knit in half-brioche which draws in less than the ribbed section and therefore fits nicely over it without having to change the stitch count. 
  • The yoke section is raglan-shaped and knit in stockinette stitch to fit smoothly underneath any jacket.

 The pattern comes in three sizes (child, small adult, large adult) and suits males and females alike.

Jan 7, 2013

Finished the Blues

Finally, I am back behind the spinning wheel on a regular basis and not only 5 minutes here and there!
After 12 months of issues with my back I feel reborn:-)

The one I just finished last night is from a merino/silk batt hand carded by All the Pretty Fibers that I spun into a super soft and squishy 2-ply yarn.
The first yarn I worked on after the break is made of beautiful Superfine Baby Alpaca, hand dyed by Amanda.from www.MandaCrafts.co.uk.
I spun it into N-plied, sock weight yarn.

Since it has been dreadfully grey and dull here in Rotterdam for weeks, I next grabbed a very colorful club shipment from Spunky Eclectic, colorway Field of Dreams.
I split the tops lengthwise for a 2-plied yarn without mixing colors. As you can see that only worked for one of the skeins :-)

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