This bandana-style scarf is basically a triangle knit from the top down, alternating stripes of color with bands of an eyelet Roman Stripes pattern and a final edge that incorporates a Fireflowers slipped stitch pattern.
It’s perfect as a summer evening wrap – or works equally as well as an after-beach cover-up!
The yarn I used in the sample is Blacker Yarns Lyonesse 4-ply that’s a blend of linen and Corriedale wool. It used most of 1 ball of Tourmaline and 1 ball of Citrine. The yarn produces a crisp fabric with excellent stitch definition.
Raspberries and Lime – because there’s a refreshing and fruity feel about this combination of colors and stitch patterns. It’s sure to add a welcome and eye-catching touch to your neckline at any time of the year!
Measurements: 41×15.5 in (104×39.4 cm)
Pattern available on Ravelry and the scarf itself is available on Etsy.
I just finished knitting this all-over Fair Isle-patterned gansey. It was designed following a traditional shape I found in Michael Pearson’s Traditional Knitting and some patterns I found in A Shetlander’s Fair Isle Graph Book in Colour.
The first photo is on its own; the second is the gansey worn by the recipient; and the third is the piece of Asian embroidery that inspired the color palette.
I’ve been bitten by the Fair Isle bug and am designing a man’s traditional Fair Isle patterned gansey. As you can see this is a work in progress!
This design is for The Knitting Guild Association Master Hand Knitter Program.
I still need to pick-up stitches for the sleeves , cut the steeks at the armholes, finish the gussets, knit the sleeves, and add the neckline trim. I’m taking a vacation first though!
As I work through this garment I’m preparing a pattern with charts that I’ll make available when it’s completed and reviewed. This is a man’s size large and knit with Jamiesons of Shetland Spindrift wool.
I’ve just finished a knit doily sample and wanted to share the cast-on method I used in case anyone plans to tackle this type of project in the round. It’s certainly suitable for circular shawls as well!
The technique creates a really smooth, neat, round center as you can see in the photo above of this piece being blocked.
Here’s one of the best tutorials I found on the the Magic Ring Cast-On:
Emily Ocker’s Circular Cast-On (Magic Ring Cast-On)
I’ve been learning more about Fair Isle knitting recently and wanted to try a pattern that used this color-stranded knitting technique before embarking on a larger project for my Master Hand Knitting course.
I found a group on Facebook that offered a paid pattern by an expert in the technique, with proceeds going to support the museum on Fair Isle.
It’s a closed group, but if you’re interested in joining a knit-a-long and meet knitters from around the world, it’s worth going to the site and asking to be added as a member: