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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hard graft

The Oriel handspun scarf is finished. Once I'd knit the two halves I grafted them together in pattern. I swear you wouldn't be able to see the join - except that there's a distinct colour change (not visible in the photo) at the join. Still - that's handspun for you!!

Oriel scarf

The scarf is deliciously soft and squooshy and is making its way straight to the (metaphorical) Christmas presents basket (I have really got to get me a real basket).

Oriel scarf

No matter what light I try I can't get a good picture of the true colour of the yarn. It's much more of a raspberry than it appears in this photo.

Pattern: Oriel lace from the Harmony Guide volume II.
Needles: 4mm
Yarn: my handspun from Artist's Palette fibre.

At the moment I'm busy spinning the Shetland fibre dyed by Lilith of Old Maiden Aunt that I bought at UK Ravelry day. I love the subtle variations in the colour and I think it will be perfect for another lacy scarf.

Once that's done I have another gorgeous combed top from The Thylacine to spin into some more sock yarn.

Charlotte's Cove by The Thylacine

This is a blend of superwash merino and seacell (the silvery bits) in the Charlotte's Cove colourway. This time I'm going to try really hard not to knit the socks in my size as it would be really great to have some handspun socks in the Christmas gift basket this year.

1 comment:

Kate said...

beautiful scarf!