This month, I have two new patterns featured in Knit Now, a UK based knitting magazine.
First up is Cáblaí, a snug hooded and pocketed scarf, perhaps more suitable for winter, but with the crazy changeable weather we are having at the moment, I’d be happy to have it right now!
I love scarfs and hats in winter but I hate the feel of gloves on my hands as they overheat so quickly. The pockets in this hooded scarf will keep your fingers warm and cosy in icy weather without the discomfort of becoming too hot. The braided edge of the scarf and the cabled smocking look far more intricate than they actually are. They may look complicated but is in fact, mostly knits and purls with some fancy bits. The scarf is knit in beautifully soft Artesano Aran yarn, a blend of Peruvian Highland wool and superfine Alpaca.
Next up is Dragonfly wings, a cobwebby fine beaded lace stole, perfect for the summer wedding! Its knit here in Rennie Handknits Supersoft Cashmere 4ply.
Dragonflies and damselflies are fascinating to watch. I love their lacy intricate wings and their large eyes, the essence of which I have tried to capture in this open lace beaded stole. The stole is mainly knit on 10 mm needles and beads are added with a crochet hook. As it is worked on large needles, it knits up quickly, into an open cobweb fabric.
In my (usual) hurry to post these to the wonderful Kate in Knit Now, I forgot ( didn’t have time) to take any decent photos of either item, so thanks to Practical Publishing for the use of the above two photos.