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Farm Fresh Kerchief
Finished
December 12 2010
December 14 2010
Project info
Farm Fresh Kerchief
Knitting
Me!
Small
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
216 yards = 4 skeins
Farm Fresh Eggs
none left in stash
1 skein = 53.0 yards (48.5 meters), 25 grams
Farm Fresh Eggs
Natural/Undyed
StashEnhancement
November 17, 2010
Baby's Bottom
none left in stash
1 skein = 33.0 yards (30.2 meters), 15 grams
Cream
Natural/Undyed
Lovely Lady Locks
none left in stash
1 skein = 20.0 yards (18.3 meters), 12 grams
Cream
Natural/Undyed
Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca (Solid)
none left in stash
1 skein = 110.0 yards (100.6 meters), 50 grams
4180
Brown
Notes

I wanted to knit a cute, easy shawlette out of this fabulous handspun to wear around my neck. Unfortunately, I look awful with white against my face, so I knew I’d need to break it up somehow to add a bit of color. Enter my Blue Sky Alpacas yarn. It matches the color of the vicuna in my handspun perfectly and will look wonderful as a simple striped shawl.

The cormo is so soft it feels like a baby’s bottom, so that will be the first yarn I use. The second will be the farm fresh eggs handspun, and the third, nearest to the end, will be the mohair, since it’s soft but not neck-soft. Well, in comparison to the rest. Ha.

I’ve tried several cast-ons and the one that I like the best is the knit and pick up cast on. There’s just something so simple about it, compared to the others, which don’t look as clean or seamless. Since this whole thing is garter stitch, including the border, I am really going for that smooth look.

This design is so simple it is almost boring. Ok, that’s a lie - the show I was watching on DVR while I knit it was boring, and I should have known better and chosen something more difficult to knit to combat the program’s boring-ness. Instead, I had this lovely, super simple project, which deserved to be knit while I watched something like an over-the-top action or horror movie with much excitement and complicated movements.

Anyways, the pattern is coming along nicely, and the yarns are so soft I have to stop and snuggle with them while knitting with them. Divine.

The day I took photos it was sooooo freaking cold. You would be amazed at what images actually came out compared to what I took photos of. Ha!

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Finished
December 12 2010
December 14 2010
 
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Blue Sky Fibers
Sport
100% Alpaca
110 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: December 11, 2010
  • Finished: December 14, 2010
  • Updated: February 20, 2017
  • Progress updates: 4 updates