Friday, August 10, 2007

Knitting FO: FLORA from Knitty

Gosh, it seems like ages since I blogged about knitting. There haven't been many FOs to blog about since I finished Backyard Leaves for ISE4 a few months back! That's not to say that I don't have anything on the needles at the moment.... I do. But I seem to be spending a lot of time starting new projects and then frogging them. I guess that's what I deserve for being an impulsive crafter. Maybe if I spent a little time thinking projects through, I would stand a hope in hell of finishing them. Hopefully this knitting indecisiveness will soon pass!

Back to FLORA from Knitty. This is a sweet litle scarf(ette) which I knit up in a few short hours last weekend. It's an instant gratification project (we like those) and ideal for those days in the autumn when the weather starts to turn and you need a little extra coverage.

I used about 1.5 balls of Patons Washed Haze - which is a cotton/acrylic combo. It's very soft against the skin and not at all difficult to knit with.

The scarf is basically a simple stocking stitch pattern with a seedstitch border, separated with a row of eyelets. The flower is knit in sections with each petal worked individually in the seed stitch pattern. The stamens are clever little cords which are twisted in situ and I could probably have done with adding a few more.

The flower is detachable: one large button secures the scarf, while two smaller buttons on the back of the flower hold it on the scarf (use two of the eyelets as buttonholes). I'm not entirely pleased with my choice of button but it was the best I could do at the time. Looking at it now, I think a natural looking or wooden button would look better.


gilraen said...

I like this, very much!! :)

mmerwwe said...

l like this...