It has been great seeing the woven scarves Christine and Karin have made from their spun wool. The colours are good but there is a lovely softness and warmth to them. John has constantly encouraged us to get back to weaving if we have those skills but he also tries to inspire us with simple ideas if we don’t have the skills. He turns out all sorts of lovely scarves which we have featured and made us enthusiastic about woven scarves.
Both Christine and Karin have finished their scarves off neatly with a fringe and it really makes a difference to the look. These are lovely fashion items and the well chosen colours mean they would dress up any outfit.
This table top scarf which, we have featured before, is a good way to get started on a woven scarf. The yarn will determine the look! It is in your hands.
We have had some lovely hats over recent meetings.
Alexis had knitted and felted two very stylish hats. We loved the lime green colour of the top middle but the oatmeal one drew a lot of attention too because it just looked so good and was a perfect hat for a smart winter outfit. Middle bottom are Anne’s ribbed beanies. She spun the wool and the colours are striking and interesting. Good colours to cheer up winter! Top left is Hilary’s beret . So colourful and cheery. She spun leftover tops and don’t they look effective as they have been knitted up? Far left are Maria’s beanies from her spun wool. The purple and yellow looks good . It’s a visually interesting pattern. At the bottom she is making a gelati coloured beanie. Such a fun look with those colours. Winter does not have to be dull.
Marjorie and Hilary used the same pattern to knit a cable beret. The choice of colour has made a difference. Both are knitted from the wool they have spun. Marjorie’s is a classic cream beret and looks beautiful. Hilary’s is a soft green and fawn. Gentle forest colours and it looks lovely. Goes to show how colour choices make a difference. Cables make a difference too. They add that touch of class and visual interest.
There are some nice free beret patterns on Knitting Bee. Some of them have matching accessories.
We love sleeveless jackets and they are appearing on a regular basis this year. They are warm, great fashion items and can be contrasted in colour with other clothing items. Your arms are free to move and there are no bulky sleeves getting in the way.
Hilary’s knitted sleeveless jacket (left), has an interesting stripe pattern which becomes geometric because of the way the jacket is knitted. Bit op arty and in black and white it definitely would be. Hilary’s is handspun, hand dyed wool as is Marina’s (right). Marin’es jacket is an interesting rib pattern with garter stitch edging. Both jackets are snuggly feeling and would add a good layer of warmth. The blues and greys are different in each jacket but the colourways are restful.
If you are interested, there’s a long jacket with capped sleeves on ausyarnco.