Tuesday, March 20, 2007
New Flora in My Garden
Pattern: Flora by Kate Kuckro on Knitty.com
Yarn: Jo Sharp's Kid Mohair in Rosehip and Alpaca Kid Lustre in both Ripe and Vintage (all three held together)
Needles: Vintage Aluminum US 8
Started: January 2, 2007
Finished: March 14, 2007
Notes: This was first blogged about here and here. I added a third button as a stabilizer because flower tended to flop. Jo Sharp yarn is so soft against my skin. Before it was washed and blocked, I could take or leave the feel of the yarn. But after . . . oh baby.
Here is a close up of the large button that should show through the center of the flower. It was purchased at JoAnn Fabrics and I can not remember the name or brand. JoAnn's had a lot of them in stock. I love this vintage feel and think it compliments the scarf yarn and style beautifully. The designer's thought was to have the button show through as the eye of the flower. Because of all the twists around the button hole, it sometimes doesn't show through as well as I would like it to. Overall, I really like this scarf.
All finished ~ just in time for spring. Let's all hope some of those early spring outdoor soccer games are cool.