Friday, September 9, 2011

Fall Neckwear

Hello Dear Friends!  Thank you all so much for your warm comments, they really put the fun in blogging :)  I may have mentioned before that fall weather says "knit new scarves".  At least it does to me.  Or at least, that's the knitty excuse I use.

I am totally in love with this one, it was such a fun knit.  It's long and cozy and the color is rich and jewel-toned...and I adore the pattern and how it makes scallops along the edges and the ends are scallop-y points!  All without being too frilly or fancy.


Candle Flame Scarf
by Chauntel Andreasen
freebie found here
needles:  sz 8
yarn:  Lamb's Pride Superwash Worsted
color:  Northern Lights
2 skeins:  200yds/100g each
81" x 7.5" after blocking


And I love this one too, even though it was a total bore to knit.  It's wide enough to be a wrap, but also light enough to be thrown around the neck like a big fluffy scarf.  I tried several patterns, but none worked with the yarn~~either the pattern was lost in all the colors or the colors pooled horribly.  So I finally cast on 50 stitches and knit the whole thing in garter stitch...which magically caused these beautiful stripes. 


Garter Shawl
cast on 50 stitches and just knit 'til you can't take it anymore
needles:  sz 9
yarn:  Brooks Farm 100% Kid Mohair
1 skein:  500yds
83" x 15" after blocking



Well my friends, that's all from me today.  I hope that you are experiencing some lovely fall weather in your neck of the woods.  As always, sending you all a little Colorado Sunshine!

23 comments:

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh how pretty! I love them both. There's nothing better than a snuggly scarf.

Catherine said...

So pretty! Makes me wish I was a knitter!!

JelliDonut said...

They're both lovely! I'm glad we are finally getting some cooler weather.

Michele said...

What lovely scarves :) They will certainly keep you warm.

doris said...

Gorgeous scarves! Thanks so much for the sock advice, Staci. I was on the right trail to a fix, and you helped me a lot.

valerie said...

Great scarves! Love the purple one. I need to get back into knitting but am having a hard enough time keeping up with the stitching! lol Too many crafts...too little time. *sigh*

Siobhan said...

Both are SO pretty. I love the wool that you used! Have a great weekend!

Ranae said...

Pretty! pretty! pretty!
It's gettng to be that time of year

Penny said...

What pretty scarves. Will definitely take all the sunshine you want to send! We need it here on the east coast.

Carol said...

Your work is so beautiful, Staci! Love them both... And please send your sunshine east--we've had nothing but gray, rainy days all week...

Making It Vintage said...

I'm looking for a pretty scarf pattern for a dear friend as a christmas gift........yours are beautiful, will take a peek at your ravelry page.

lily x

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I think Autumn is well and truly upon us. Garter stitch is a simple stitch but can give lovely results. I noticed recently that someone had devoted a book to it and was saying how sometimes the simplest of things give the nicest results.

mainely stitching said...

I want to LIVE in that garter shawl when winter comes!

Melanie said...

Gah! Gurrrl, you making me want to go cast on for a scarf project like right this second. These are so durn cute.

mdgtjulie said...

Actually, we ARE experiencing some nice fall weather. And thanks for the weather wishes, lol. You scarves are lovely. I too like the scallopy look of the first one!

Sally said...

Those scarves are gorgeous Staci. Beautiful colours.

Virginia said...

I love those scarves! The first one is totally amazing, and I love the lightness of the second. It's gorgeous.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How lovely both are! The colors are so vibrant! Have a good weekend! blessings,Kathleen

Jen said...

These knit up beautifuly, looks like you are ready for some cooler weather to come your way!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

9-21-11
Just dropped back by to say hello and to see what new things you have created. Have a great weekend ahead. blessings,Kathleen

Paula C. said...

Love the finishes too!!! Right now we have beautiful Fall leaves and just behind them are mountain peaks with snow. It is so beautiful here! I am going to knit that candle flame scarf! I have the shawl pattern somewhere and hope to make it someday! BTW, I made my first felted project and will try to post about it tomorrow.

kathy b said...

Finally the pattern for me...knit and knit until you cant take it anymore.....
here goes thanks

cpeezers said...

Your garter stitch scarf is beautiful, and I love the candle flame too! I am going to go check out that pattern right now!