Archive for March, 2011

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Flicker Wayfarer Scarf

March 25, 2011

When I first saw Berroco’s new yarn, Flicker, I knew I had to knit up a scarf with it. I had been thinking of  knitting a scarf, maybe with matching fingerless mitts, with a sparkly yarn and here it was!  The perfect yarn – super soft alpaca with a filament of sparkle running through it.

I’ve had Jared Flood’s “Wayfarer” scarf favorited on my Ravelry for a long time and I thought this would be the yarn to use for that scarf.  The pattern calls for a tubular cast-on, but I couldn’t bring myself to learn it.  I was too impatient to get started.  It’s a technique I would still like to learn at some point.  I did a regular cast-on, but with #10 needles, so it wouldn’t be super tight and then I switched to #8 circulars, and knitted the scarf on that.

The scarf is a favorite now.  So soft, and I love the length – plenty of scarf to wrap twice around my neck.  Unblocked, the scarf knitted up to 6″x86″.  After blocking, it grew to 103″ in length.  Whoa.

Pattern: Brooklyn Tweed “Wayfarer”
Yarn: Berroco Flicker (2 skeins)
Needles: 10″ to cast on.  8″ circular for scarf.
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Green Mountain Spinnery

March 23, 2011

I love the people at The Green Mountain Spinnery.  It’s a worker-owned cooperative in Vermont where they make beautiful yarns on vintage equipment. I just received this lovely yarn, Sylvan Spirit, from there and I plan to make their Leafy Lace Shawl with it. I couldn’t resist when I saw this photo of the shawl in one of their ads:

 

Doesn’t the drape look wonderful?  It’s a DK weight yarn that’s 50% wool, 50% tencel.  I can’t wait to get it on my needles.

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Welcome

March 22, 2011

Hello there. Welcome to Italian Dish Knits.  I’ve written a food blog, The Italian Dish, for three years now and sometimes I sneak in a little bit about my knitting over there but I always feel a little funny about it. I would like to talk about knitting more but I don’t want non-knitters over there to get turned off.  So presto –  a knitting blog is born.  Over here, I can yackety yak all I want to about knitting and yarn!

 

 

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