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For me, colour and texture rule and most of the inspiration feeding my imagination comes from the natural world. I see knitting as art, as viable as any other, and no matter what the tool or preferred palette, in human hands, magic happens.


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Small Investments

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It’s a vest or a scarf or both in two versions – The Pasha’s Investment and the Sultan’s Investment – both fabulous accessories which can be worn like vests, scarves, or even belts. Glam up any festive outfit by wearing one over a blouse or a basic tee. Consider the rear view as either plain or dramatic – with long i-cord dangles or with a softly-curved, corded, drape – and mix up the options. These designs are simply blank slates for exploration and experimentation.

1And these are easy and quick projects to knit using size 5mm/8 US needles and a single hank of one of those lovely variegated yarns that lure us on from the yarn store shelves. A single, glorious skein will do the trick. Just add about 25 yards of two or more supporting players and you’re set. Why not knit gifts for the holidays in a yarn that keeps you happy? Personally, silk makes me very happy but so does any beautiful fibre. Use your favorite.

A small investment, then, in both price and time that offers huge dividends. Here’s a scarf with serious vest leanings or a vest that aspires to be a scarf. Either way, each design unfolds around a single hank of hand-dyed loveliness with mere scraps to pick up the colors along the way. Or something from your stash. Add an ornamental button, scarf pin, beads, or even a broach and viola! Something gorgeous this way comes.

Consider your options limitedless.

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Little Fishies Panel Scarf

Think of the panel scarf as a canvas upon which to explore a wide range of scarf-as-jewellery or scarf-as-belt adventures. The central panel becomes the focal point from which you pick up stitches for the left and right sides. For Little Fishies, embellishments are added to the panel by way of i-cord fringes which are further beaded and festooned. Of course, the i-cords could be left off and the scarf transformed into something slightly more ‘plain’ that could even be worn as a belt. Pattern comes with a stitch-by-number map to help guide the yarn changes.

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Recent Comments I've almost finished Rouge Wave and anxiously awaiting Book II. Do you have any idea when it will be available?

By Verlene Brooks on 2014 08 22
From the entry 'Rogue Wave nearing completion!'.




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