Patti Purls

Friday, February 22, 2008

Age of Aquarius

An Aran sweater in "New Denim" Patons Classic Merino for me. Age of Aquarius by Kathy Zimmerman from Interweave Knits, 2001 or so. I'm thinking of knitting this as a cardigan, we'll see how it goes.

Showing above is an evening's work on the back. I like the ribbing since it doesn't suck in the body like a gathered bag and I love the way the cables work together to create such an intricate pattern.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Two shawls

This is Mom's Litka Dimnum shawl from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls book. It was her Christmas present. It is triangular, not whacked off as it appears here. I used's Alpaca fina in "spiced claret" which is a rusty red with castings of dark blue. I'm really happy with the way it came out.

Sarah Blanch shawl is knitted to look like hairpin lace. It is for ME and is made of the beautiful alpaca that I got for the Icarus shawl. It was spun and dyed by Birgitta Nostring of All Strings considered. It is even softer than the stuff from Elann, but that was from Peru and this grew originally in Michigan, I think.

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