Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Myriad of Possibilities

OK, well maybe not a
myriad but I really love that word and thought it was a good fit for this simple, yet versatile wrap.

It is simply knit flat with La Boheme (such a luxury!) in loose moss stitch with evenly dispersed stripes of Yang.

The lovely shawl pin comes from Nuance where Evelyn is also kind enough to carry my soaps.

It's the first thing I've knit for myself in a long time. I wanted something that I could wear often and in different ways.

Here are the basics for making your own Myriad:

Yarn: 1 skein of each (see above)
Needles: US Size 15
Gauge: not critical however my Myriad knit up at 2.5 sts/inch in Moss Stitch
  • With La Boheme, CO 106 sts and work in moss stitch for 4 inches.
  • Change to Yang and work 2 rows in pattern
  • Change to La Boheme and work another 4 inches.
  • Continue in this pattern until you have worked through the entire skein of La Boheme (approximately 12 inches from CO edge)
  • Change to Yang and work in pattern for 4 inches.
  • Bind off all stitches
I only wanted a bit of sparkle dispersed in the mohair and found that 2 rows of Yang was just the right amount for me, but add more or less as you wish.
The more Yang you add, the more you can get out of the La Boheme, unless you have splurged and purchased more than one skein. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Simple Summer Dress

Well you wouldn't know it was summer around here. Raining for days on end and chilly nights. If the sun ever does decide to show itself I have a simple design using some wonderful bamboo yarn. This little bodice only used one skein for the size 2 dress and about 1/2 yard of cotton fabric.Pattern coming soon...