Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Another Faux fur

Just another faux fur, I've used a silver faux fur, and a mix of navy blue and charcoal grey alpaca blend yarns. I just love these scarfs. :)

a winters cowl

So as winter is settling in I figured it was time to knit a warmer style cowl. I've taken my design from the cowl section of my winter hoodies http://www.etsy.com/listing/57924851/cream-chunky-hoodie-cowl-balaclava-cause and folded the collar over, giving extra warmth.
What I find with a lot of cowls, or indeed scarves, is it's always tricky covering up that tiny section in-between your jacket and the cowl/scarf.

So with this design, it simply tucks under the jacket, no added bulk, but complete warmth. the back section, only covers the neck, so you don't have a huge excess of material getting in the way of your hair (always a problem for me with such long hair - if I have excess material and a hat, without doubt, the end result is tangled, knotted hair).

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Just the cuffs to finish off

It's hard to see in these images the thickness of this yarn, it's the same one which I used in the Green grunge sweater last weekend, this grey version has a subtle mottle effect.
I'm gonna finish the sleeves off with a wave edge, which will be done this afternoon, but as daylight is of a treat (or so it seems- I'm not a fan of winter) I had to get some pictures done whilst my son - photographer and I had a spare second at the same time in daylight hours.
This sweater is a custom order for my lovely friend Renee, whom I'll be meeting up with this week for a girly night of christmas retail therapy, she's hosting a crafters seller night, for her friends to gather and shop handmade.