Saturday, October 18, 2008

Secret knitting - Part 1

Here's a cowl and hat set that I knit for a friend's birthday. I'm headed to her party tonight, so it's now safe to reveal:

Pattern: Brooklyntweed's Turn a Square
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden (#272) and Mirasol Quina (Charcoal Black)

If you don't know Mirasol yarns, they're a really lovely company with beautiful yarns and a social conscience. Quina is a blend of Baby Alpaca and bamboo and has a softness and sheen to die for.

Pattern: My own made up design
Yarn: Luxury Baby Alpaca Sport (#403).

A quick modeled shot

I love Mother of Pearl buttons, but I feel a bit guilty about buying them. Our oceans are taxed enough as it is with overfishing, pollution, and climate change. One way of satisfying my button love is by combing charity shops for used clothes with shell buttons. I can usually score 5-7 buttons for a couple of bucks, which is often much cheaper than buying them new. I've amassed quite a nice collection over time, so my button box is always ready.

Well, gotta go, I have a card and some wrapping paper to buy. Hope all you Rhinebeckers are having a grand ole time. Wish I was there with you!




These are SO DARLING. Seriously considering making a pair of these for my toddler for Christmas this year. (If I have time after making several pairs of pajama pants!) Thank you for putting together this great tutorial!