Monday, April 11, 2011

knit guernsey wrap - finished!



i've been so excited that i'm actually being a good knitter and following through on my projects. i buy yarn. i start a project with it immediately. i finish the project within a week, and don't start 10 other projects in between. i think this is how projects are supposed to go.

my latest creation is the guernsey wrap. LOVE, love this...and am using it as a big, thick scarf. it was fun to knit -- made no mods at all. and the best part was the blocking, which i bought blocking wires specifically for this project. it completely transformed this little rag ball of knit into a drapey, wonderful piece.



pattern: guernsey by brooklyn tweed
yarn: cascade 220 wool in charcoal, used about 3.05 skeins
needle: size 8 US (5mm)
my project page: guernsey wrap/scarf





i think this scarf would be an excellent pattern for beginner knitters. i get frustrated with the amount of garter stitch scarves i see out there (i say this knowing full well that my last scarf was garter stitch -- but it used 2 colors....so it doesn't count ;). this pattern only uses your basic knit and purl stitches. nothing hard, nothing tricky...but it looks amazing. just as simple as garter stitch -- and it will teach you to read from a pattern (chart, actually), practice using your knit/purl sts, and looks soooo much better than garter.


13 comments:

Evelyn and Flora said...

LOVE the wrap! i just found your blog and am glad i did :) And i couldn't help but laugh when you said you've been a 'good knitter' lately. I on the other hand need to take cue and do something about by knitting bag being full of uncompleted projects -_-

meredith said...

Absolutely stunning!!! You are just cranking out the knitting projects, aren't you? I love this!!

acommonthread said...

thanks! i have a lot of knitting energy right now for some reason, and am trying put it to good (completed project) use.

Windsor Grace said...

It looks lovely! You did a great job!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful work! I wish I could knit like this but I can't pay attention long enough to count so it would be full of mistakes! ~Val

mandyface said...

lady you are SO talented. I loooooove this.

Jessie said...

That is such a beautiful wrap you made. I can't sew and I definitely can't knit but I know a good thing when I see one. Fabulous, fabulous details. Love it!

Jessie@ www.mixandchic.com

TimbarikaDoll said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the colour and texture. I wish I could knit, I should really try sometime. Thanks for coming by my blog, I appreciate it. You are welcome anytime. I enjoy your blog too. Wish you a great thursday!! xx

Jessi said...

great job! it looks amazing!

Kate said...

Gorgeous wrap! Might have to queue this one...

fifi said...

in. love! soooooooo lovely - i might just have to try this one myself! although scarves are a lil tedious with a baby. its all about the cowls!

Signe said...

Wow, love this one! And your blue shoes and tights as well :)

Anonymous said...

This is a very classic scarf. Beautiful details. I love it!