Saturday, 24 May 2014

The Wonky Scarf

Well, here it is. Chose a scarf for first easy project and went for the moss/seed stitch because it had a nice texture and is reversible. Alternating knit and purl stitches across each row. I used seven 50g skeins of Twilley's Freedom Wool in Taupe 424 on 10mm needles. Took about a week sat in front of the telly on an evening. 

The tension started out rather uneven. 

Sunday, 18 May 2014

A little introduction

Hi there! 

I thought I'd kick off this blog with a post about my latest obsession - knitting. I was recently lusting after a gorgeous Icelandic wool jumper. The wool they are made from, called lopi, is spun from the fibers of the their domestic sheep. Lopi comprises a mix of the tog (outer course fleece) and pel (inner softer fleece) to create a lightweight water-resistant and breathable wool. The design of the jumpers vary but generally have a large diamond or zig-zag motif that circles around the neckline. There will have been a lot time, skill and craftsmanship gone into making one. Unfortunately for me, I just don't have that many pennies. So there was only one thing for it - learn to knit!

I hope you will check back soon to see how I got on with the first project - a rather wonky looking scarf...

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