Thursday, December 23, 2010

It’s a Color-filled, Weaving Kind of Thing

Two projects recently completed have me in a “weaving” frame of mind. The first, a shawl interpreting the Rectangular Crow's Waltz Shawl pattern, uses a type of knit slip stitch that looks like woven fabric when completed. I used five different fiber colorways to achieve this finished look:

Since each colorway utilizes multiple colors to achieve its unique, variegated effect, all of them combined created quite a beautiful fall palate. Since that was my goal, I’m pretty pleased with the finished shawl - even if it is winter, now.

The second project, a scarf, comes from this pattern that utilizes a filet crochet mesh and long lengths of chain stitches that are “woven” into it. Since I stash-busted on this scarf (using up blue and green bits from the shawl above, in addition to other gold, blue and green laceweight and fingering weight yarns) I ended up with a tonal scarf with lots of pop. It's warm and colorful and perfect – well, at least I think so.

Happy holiday to you and yours. May it be filled with peace, love, joy and understanding – or, failing any of that, fragrant greenery and really decadent dessert.


  1. The scarves are fantastic, even to an experienced eye they'd look like woven. Happy holidays to you too! Wishing you all the best and lots of love, joy and happiness! And lots of new yarn, of course :)

  2. Lovely scarves, both of them! Wish you could post a pattern to the second one as the original link to the ilet crochet mesh is broken :-/