Saturday, February 2, 2008

Wrap or Scarf or Both

The Vine Stitch Wrap pattern is from the Vogue, Shawls little mini book. The one on the left is my scarf version leaving some repeats out. It's Berroco Ultra Alpaca a wonderful yarn and an excellent deal for the yardage of 215! I think the color is called, "Potting Soil Mix". Isn't that a crazy name? I'm on an alpaca kick I think. Next is the royal blue (although you can't tell it here!) Knitpicks Shine Sport cotton (the suggested yarn for this is cotton). I bought the yarn a while back for a summer top that just didn't turn out so it was frogged. Knitting with it here is mainly to get rid of the yarn. I started the Vine Stitch Wrap on size 9's as the pattern required but it was horrible. Changed to a 7 and it's a remarkable difference. I even like it! Check the link and click on the 'view more images' it's the key lime green one in the last set.


Vaughanville said...

The "potting soil" is scrumptious! You're so very talented Diana. I just can't get the yarn and needles working together even for the simplest projects, but you make it look so easy! Wow again!

Gumbo Lily said...

So pretty, Diana! I like the "potting soil mix" name. I'm impressed with your knitting so much. Wish I could do it myself, but I'll just stand by and watch YOU and give you my praises!


Jane said...

Very pretty! I haven't worked with alpaca yet but hope to in the future. Just started a toe-up sock with KnitPicks Palette.