Sunday, December 2, 2007

Bloomsbury Scarf

Hey, the new knitty is up – and I am so excited to have another pattern published in it. I love the pics my husband took, if I may say so, don’t you?

As you can see, I have not been lazy in the meantime. This scarf is my latest design and the pattern can be purchased from KnitwitchesYarns.

The main body uses an old French lace, unsurpassable for its openness and delicacy. With these qualities it was the perfect match for Knitwitches pure silk yarn, whose softness and lightness are just a pleasure to knit and wear. The pattern itself is not difficult to knit, but requires your attention. I have thought a long time about the edging and finally chose a crochet edging as the crochet pattern takes up the triangles and shell-shape of the pattern and adds additional femininity to the scarf.

The finished scarf with its squares, circles and triangles reminded me of the Bloomsbury group who lived in squares and wrote in circles and produced some of the best novels in English literature.

If you do not want to crochet on the edging, instructions are given for an alternative knit edging. A second alternative instructs you how to make a stole.

10 comments:

Ulrike said...

Oh, my goodness!
Congrats on being knitty-worthy! ;-)
But we never had a doubt about this anyway. Have to read your blog entry now, I wanted to comment first thing after I took a look at the new knitty patterns and discovered Samson. ;-)
Ulrike

knitaly said...

Great double pattern!
Both laughing carrots and this airy scarf!
Brava Bravissima!

Kellie Huffman said...

congratulations on the knitty pattern! it's adorable

Lisa said...

Your Laughing Carrots pattern on Knitty is too cute! I wish I had a child to knit it for...maybe I'll knit one anyway! The model does a quite excellent job of showing off the sweater too. Great job all around!

Fiona said...

I absolutely love your knitty pattern (and the pictures are fabulous too) .I hadn't realised it was your pattern until Ingrid pointed it out to me ( I was part of the trip to Ally Pally!) I'm so tempted to make it for my son.
Congratulations!

Angela said...

Entzückend - diese Karotten! :-)
Dein Schal ist ja sooo zart und schön! Toll!
Viele Grüße
Angela

Tammina said...

Man sieht Samson die Begeisterung an - herzlichen Glückwunsch!
Hoffentlich sehen wir Dich am Mittwoch; gestern wurdest Du vermißt.
LG Tammina

Sherilyn said...

Congrats on the knitty pattern! I love it.

Anonymous said...

Hello - I have an urgent Knitty pattern question - I'm making the sweater for my nephew, and I love it, I need help! On row 4 of the Laughing Carrots chart I'm having a problem. It starts with 17 stitches for the pattern. Row 1 holds this steady with a double decrease and 2 makes. After row 2 I was down to 16 stitches for the pattern, after one decrease and no make per pattern repeat. Row 3 worked perfect, requiring those 16 stitches and keeping things steady with 2 decreases and 2 YOs. But now, on Row 4, the pattern is back to thinking I have 17 stitches for the chart pattern, but I only have 16. What am I missing? I would really appreciate any help you could give me! I'm going to email you this also, hopefully that won't be too annoying. Thanks very much!

brandii said...

I've encountered teh same problem as the poster above me.
It's my first time using a chart so I wrote out the directions and I'm still stuck.

help? please?