Thursday, October 30, 2008
FO: Neckwarmers Galore
These neckwarmers were finished ages ago, but it was tough getting some good FO shots. Re-shoots were necessary, on more than one occasion. There just isn't as much daylight as there used to be! I made my neckwarmer first:And G liked it so much, he asked me to make him one, too:I was pretty pleased about that, since it was the first time he had ever asked me to knit him something. Pattern: Jan 2009 update: pattern link on the interweb is dead, now seems to only be a Ravelry Download Needles: 9 mm straights (I haven't knit on straights in ages- felt odd) yarn: stash, some grey homespun for Guy's neckwarmer, some mysterious black (possibly merino?) yarn for mine. Notes: The stitch pattern is really easy and enjoyable. In case you were curious about button placement (I certainly was!) I'll show you what they look like unworn: (Little Yarn wanted to get in on the photo action, it would seem). Guy wanted his toggle at a certain point, and I knew I had wanted two buttons on mine. Having the buttons on the diagonal from the loops allowed for a good closure around the neck, and to make a tidy triangle that tucks into your coat. Also, you can see that G's is not as wide as mine, and is longer. I love how easy it is to customize for the perfect fit, whatever you want. For those of you familiar with Phoe (and if you're not, go check out her awesome blog!), you have already seen many gorgeous photos of the beautiful cowls she knits up. I was very happy to receive one of her cowls in the mail! Lucky, lucky me. The colours are gorgeous, definitely the sort of colours I wear, and cowls are the chilly neck solution for fall. Between neckwarmers and cowls,I'm feeling so over scarves. How about all of you- are you still feeling scarves, or do you prefer other little knitted treats to keep the chill away?