It's a challenge to want tocreate and knit my fall/winter knitwear designs when I'm still needing A/C all the time. . . . so to delay (uh oh, procranstination!) the more wintery knitting projects, I've just knit a few smaller items that have been great transition projects!
First up is a fabulously light and airy lace scarf. I loved making this because it was knit from just one ball of lace-weight silk/kid mohair yarn!
And it was a quick knit once I got the hang of the lace pattern. The resulting scarf is truly feminine and a nice addition to my scarf collection.
I'm also pleased with how the silkiness of the yarn keeps it soft, but the kid mohair in it gives it just enough body that it drapes without just sliding around and looking limp.
It sits very flatteringly against your body and neck no matter how you wear it. . . without the bulkiness and heaviness of a wool scarf.
Next up is the textured lace baby blanket. The yarn is a cotton/modal blend that came in this gorgeous shade of blue/lilac called Hydrangea. This yarn, Shine Worsted from Knitpicks.com, is one I've used very successfully before for a baby blanket, as it is machine washable, mostly cotton (so no wool to irritate little babies), and has truly amazing stitch definition.
I bordered the blanket with a seed stitch to give it a very finished look with very little effort (it's all knit in one piece!).
[Excuse the color variance in the photos, the actual color is between these two shots! It is a really pretty blue/lilac that would work well for baby girls OR boys, IMHO)]
BOTH OF THESE PATTERNS coming soon!!
** AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY DETAILS! **
3 lucky winners will be chosen randomly from all entrants to receive BOTH of these patterns as soon as they are released!
To enter this giveaway, please do one or BOTH of the following by 9pm PST, September 28, 2012:
Click this one to pin the Blanket photo. * PLEASE be sure you are on my email list, so that when I announce the winners, you can claim your prize if you entered through Pinterest (as I can't contact you directly).
(If you don't know what Pinterest it, then skip to 2!)
2) Enter a comment on this blog post telling us what you've kind of things you have been knitting to get ready for fall.
After September 28th, I'll pick 3 random entries to win free PDF copies of BOTH of these patterns.
Good luck to all!