Not sure the warmth and—let's face it—generous proportions of the alpaca scarf are for you? Here’s a lighter, version of the stole; more of a scarf, really. It's the perfect splash of color for the changing season, and the Shibui Linen drapes incredibly. Have fun!
For Linen Stole:
Scarf is approximately 10 inches wide and 90 inches long. Linen fabric is very stretchy, so dimensions will depend on blocking.
Materials: 1 skein each of Shibui Linen in following colors: Poppy, Graphite, Apple, Camel, and Brick.
Size US 8 needles
Gauge: 15 stitches = 4 inches
With first color, loosely cast on 344 stitches and work 22 rows (according to pattern in Wearwithall: Knits for your Life) in each of the five colors, in this order: Poppy, Graphite, Apple, Camel, and Brick. Bind off loosely.
We love fan mail. Seriously love it. But when it comes from New Zealand, and includes a photo? Hearts a-flutter. Sue ordered the book and beautiful Isager Alpaca 2 to create our fabulous (and now fabulously popular) stole. And then she ordered more yarn, to work the stole in another colorway. Yes, she loves it that much. Sue writes:
I just wanted to let you know that I've finished the stole and am truly delighted—I love it! As it's the middle of winter here in New Zealand I have been living in it and showing it off for the last couple of days since I finished it! Wonderful project, beautiful stole and yarn, and terrific book!
Thank you, Sue! And thanks to all of you who support and encourage us; it means a great deal.
P.S. We're not finished with that stole—not by a long shot. Check back here soon for a great variation!
We think the colors of the baby blanket are adorable. We chose them, after all. And we've had lots of positive comments about the palette we chose for the book. But what if you want to knit a bunch of baby blankets (and why wouldn't you; they're fast, easy, and great gifts)? We thought some inspiration was in order, so we played around with the great colors of Rowan's Handknit Cotton and came up with some combinations for you to try. We like them so much we're going to knit these up ourselves! If you come up with your own creative color combo, we'd love to see it!