Here's a new cowl I did from Manos Fino - a lace weight single ply wool and silk. The pattern is from Manos and the photograph doesn't really show how pretty it is, but I tried. It is very soft and warm.
I decided this year I would also learn more weaving things and so here are two projects I am doing
This is just a scarf in three colors but I've always liked how three related colors look together woven so I wanted to do one.
The next one is an experiment - the middle section is warped with wool and the outer parts with non felting cotton blends. It is woven with a superwash wool so I am hoping that when I take it home to felt only the center will felt and the edges will become ruffled!
If it works I'll put up a picture.
Once this come off the loom I am going to play with more texture patterns (in preparation for Weaving School session 2 in March which is loom controlled weaves).
Lisa is teaching "Stitch School" 3 Saturdays in March. During each class she'll be teaching 3 different "Hard" stitches so you can learn some new skills and then go home and try using them in a project. This is also helpful for learning to decipher patterns!
At Nancy's suggestion I am adding a class too. This one is Cast On, Bind Off - we'll be learning about 8-10 methods for casting on and binding off. (there are lots more but really, how many could you remember?) March 15th. Limit 5 people.
Several folks from Friday Night Knitting are making this with Folio - the new yarn that came in last week. Want to join them? It's a fairly simple lace pattern, takes just two balls and the pattern is free with yarn purchase. Looks like a great little Spring capelet.....(photo from Berroco website)