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...