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Seaspray Potato Chip Scarf

This was a wonderful scarf to knit and such fun, the Potato Chip Scarf spirals around as you knit and coils up neatly.  The project called for a DK weight yarn however I went with the worsted weight yarn for more loft and used a size #9 needle.  I will definitely be making this scarf again.

This is the first knitted project I made with someone in mind it will be a surprise holiday gift for a very good friend. 




Garter Stockinette Cowl

Cowl or infinity scarf they are great, I decided to use one skein of my Cascade bulky leisure Alpaca & Cotton blend yarn for this cowl, I had purchase two skein on sale at my local yarn store.

I started to make a garter stitch cowl, since I have not yet learned to use a circular needle, I used a US size 11 knitting needles and went with a straight garter stitch pattern like my first scarf but with a twist.

I found that a yarn can inspire a design, this yarn is a fuzzy boucle, so some parts are thicker than others, but with such a special yarn I wanted to create more interest in the garment. To break up the garter stitch I created a random pattern by adding a bit of stockinette stitch.

The cowl took me two days to complete after I found the size I prefer, also add two days of designing and knitting then starting over or frogging back as it is called in the knitting vocab.

I finished the cowl yesterday, I used the seaming and steam blocking technique I learn from the knit lab, I…

Yarn Stash Purchase

On Black Friday I was busy purchasing french soap online and the day after I was purchasing yarn at my local yarn store The Knitting Store & More.  I was told I would start loving yarn and I was very skeptical, well I am not a skeptic anymore good thing I did not take a bet on that one. I am now using words like delicious and yummy to describe yarn.

I was driving by my local yarn store and saw a sale sign in the window day after Black Friday, naturally I had to go in. Madamrose my Ravelry knitting friend taught me to knit, but she also introduced me to some of the different texture luxury yarn out there, which worked to my advantage, I was able understand what I was looking for during the sale.

I bought some luxury yarn at 50% - 60% off with descriptions like Cashmere, Llama, Silk, Alpaca, Merino wool, I started envisioning fingerless gloves and scarves. I noted that most of the yarns are a combination of different wools or textile to create a nice soft texture.




A few of my purch…