Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Scarf with Holes in It

Don't worry, they're intentional.

Here are some photos of a crocheted scarf I designed this week for Needleworks, the yarn shop I work at.

It takes just one ball of Noro Silk Garden Sock, and measures approximately 54"X6" after blocking.

You could use Noro Kureyon Sock to make a longer scarf, or a second ball of the Silk Garden Sock.

Yes, those photos are both the same scarf. The lower picture, shot without flash, shows the texture nicely. The upper picture, shot with flash, shows the holes being blocked open and is a more accurate representation of the colors in the yarn (though it's somewhat less orange than it appears).

The pattern should be available soon on the Needleworks website, in our Pattern Library.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Koi Pond Update

I found some solid backing fabric in the darker shade of the wave print border fabric and finished the Koi Pond Runner. 

Here are a couple of photos. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. 

It's just the right size for the coffee table, and will also work well on the dining room table. The real challenge will be keeping a table cleaned off so I can use it.