Sunday, 29 January 2012

Refashioned knit

I totally forgot to post the pictures of my refashioned knit that I took last week!

Remember this? It's the shrug I made my mum for Christmas...only I lied. It wasn't supposed to be a shrug, it was supposed to be a short scarf thing (the Sirdar Big Softie pattern also pictured below), but I ruined it by casting on and off too tightly.


The more I looked at it, the sadder I felt about not putting the beautiful Lang yarn to better use. I wanted it to be something that my mum would actually wear regularly, so I decided to unravel my hard work and start again. I'm so pleased that I did and I think my mum will agree that it was worth the extra wait...hopefully!

Did I join the back beautifully or what?


The range of colours in the Lang Mille Fiamme yarn are really stunning!


The free pattern I used really shows off the yarn's fabulous texture and the pattern can be adapted to produce a regular scarf instead of an infinity scarf...just don't sew up the two ends! It's also a satisfying make as it knits up incredibly fast!

For those who would like to try the pattern out, here are all the relevant details:

2 hanks Lang Mille Fiamme
9mm knitting needles needles

Cast on 28 stitches.
Row 1 – K1 P2 (K1 P2) repeat  8 times to last stitch, K1.
Row 2 – K3 (P1 K2) repeat 8 times to last stitch, K1.
Repeat these two rows until all the yarn is used, leaving enough to cast off and stitch the two ends together, or leave open if preferred.

Do let me know if you use the pattern, I'd love to see what you make!

And finally, I'll leave you with a sneak peak of what's currently on my knitting needles...


16 comments:

  1. Oh my god, both makes are beautiful. I can't wait to see more of the kidsilk haze scarf.

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  2. I love the scarf, the colours are perfect for brightening up a dowdy winters day. can't wait to see what your making next, it looks lovely reminds me of waves in the sea.

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    1. Thanks Sarah, and I agree about the waves comment!

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  3. Beautiful beautiful yarns! ANd it's def worth the unravelling (I did a bit of this over Christmas too when results were disappointing!). ANd that lacy knitting ....coo! SO pretty

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    1. Unraveling is just another reason to love knitting!

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  4. Really nice! Totally worth the effort to re-fashion the project!

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  5. That infinity scarf is gorgeous! Your current project looks very pretty, too.

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  6. You've gotten so good at knitting! Your current project looks beautiful and I can't wait to see it finished.

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    1. Thanks Amy! I must say, I'm loving knitting...can't get enough of it!

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  7. What a lucky mum! Both are gorgeous - and good on you for unravelling - such a pain, but totally worth it to have such a well-made garment in the end.

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  8. Congratulations for unravelling, that must've been a quite disheartening and frustrating. Soooo worth it though!! End result looks proper fab :-)

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  9. Very excited to see how those dreamy hazy chevrons develop... And that's just what I love about knitting/crochet: any project is salvageable by unravelling! Once a fabric is cut, that's it, you can only recut and make it into something smaller, but knits are 100% reclaimable!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, knitting is awesome like that! I'm starting crochet classes at the end of Feb too...so excited!

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  10. See, this is what wined & dined me about knitting - you can frog your mistakes and pretend like they didn't happen! That yarn is so pretty, btw - and the colors look fab on you, you are positively glowing. I can't wait to see more of what you're currently working on, because it looks positively delicious.

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  11. Agreed Lauren, knitting rules! Thanks for the complement on the scarf...shame I've got to post it off to my mum! Hehe!

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