I have been a lazy blogger and particularly lazy in sharing what I have been making recently so this post will change that.
First to show you is a scarf based on this pattern http://www.deramores.com/media/deramores/pdf/DMC-scarf-free-pattern.pdf
available for free from Deramores. As usual I have not followed it to the letter as I used a much finer yarn by http://babylonglegs.bigcartel.com/ – a sock weight yarn. Actually I have made two of these now but only have a photograph of the first at the moment. The finished garment was gifted via my youngest son to the cousin of one of his university friends. A cheerful little scarflette .
To make it I just made a chain to the desired length then followed the pattern for the lovely sunburst stitch pattern but apart from that went completely off piste adding my own end borders.
I love the result using this multicoloured yarn.
Next up for today is so gorgeous I can’t quite believe I made it.
Bought the yarn at the Alpaca Futurity Show back in April, a luxurious skein of alpaca, cashmere and silk mix from http://www.town-end-alpacas.co.uk/ in Cumbria.
Here are some alpacas because they are so wonderful and smushy and soft!
Any way having spent hours trawling Ravelry I opted for a simple and traditional feather and fan stitch to show off this wonderful yarn- http://www.town-end-alpacas.co.uk/
And here is the finished item-
I made this scarf for my sister, it is as soft as a feather and feels like you are wearing a whisper! If you can do buy some of this yarn. A real bit of luxury. Will be back in due course with more of my makes.