This has to be, hands-down, one of my favourite designs ever. I loved working with the Blacker Swan over-dyed Falklands Merino DK in the sample and the colours (while not to everyone’s taste, I will admit) are totally “me”.
This side-to-side shawl/scarf features lace, cables, garter stitch, and intarsia.
The shaping for the shawl is done within the garter stitch section.
The lace and the cables are all fully charted.
The ends of the shawl are shaped, with the cables growing gracefully out of and into the points.
Yarn & needles: Sugar ‘n’ Cream in white (90 m/58 g) and blue/cream variegated (15 m/10 g).
4 mm straights and 3.75 mm dpns
Dates: 24th – 27th Feb 2015
Only used 1 CC, instead of 2.
Worsted-weight cotton instead of DK simply because that’s what I had to hand.
Accidental modification of crossing the cables the opposite way. It’s now a design feature.
Another accidental mod of leaving off the stripes around the v-neck collar.
I’m going to be honest and say that it’s really difficult to get this on my teapot. I don’t know if it’s because of the yarn I used, but it’s really tricky. And it’s not easy to get the lid on, once the cosy is on the teapot.
However, it is super cute and I hope it will keep my tea warmer for longer!
I’m pretty sure these are the first socks with cables on them that I’ve managed to complete! This is a nice pattern that’s just complicated enough to keep my interest but not so tricky that I could only work on it in total silence. This yarn is really lovely and the gold sparkles really shine through! It’s dyed using walnut shells (not something I’ve come across before) and you could tell because there were still some pieces in the fibre!