Monday, October 19, 2009

Design Project

I finally have photos to share! (and yes, I do need a haircut)

When I first saw this skein of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine, I knew almost instantly what I wanted to do with it...and now a few sketches, swatches, and several thousand stitches later, this:

My goal was to create a light gauge ultra-textured shawl (click on the photos to see the detail)that could be easily wrapped around the neck like a scarf. A great accessory to wear with a sweater in the fall or to wear over a coat in the winter. In fact, you can even wear it over a sweater and under a coat; the shawl shape fits well under a pea coat (which is how I've been wearing it). Ravelry Project Link
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine (great to knit with, and priced really well at about $10 for 433yds)
I'm currently in the process of completing the pattern and getting it test knit. I'm planning on having the pattern written for two different yarns, an alpaca fingering (the Berroco) and a merino fingering.

3 comments:

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

It's beautiful, and you wear it well. Kudos to you!

Celestial said...

Can't wait to start knitting it!

CanarySanctuary said...

So beautiful! You really have an eye for yarn/design combos :)