Thanks for all the lovely comments about my Oregon accessories set. I can take no credit for choosing the colors, as it was a kit purchased from Virtual Yarns. I just followed the patterns.
Here’s something of my own design I’ve started:
In my last blog post I had a photo of some yarn: some rainbow-colorway Kauni, and some solid black Kauni. I had the idea to make a rainbow-colored wrap.
I sketched up a design and got to work. It’s going to be a rectangular shape. and to make the stranded knitting easier, I am knitting it in the round with a steek:
That strip of checkerboard is the steek: 10 stitches where I alternate colors. I am knitting the wrap as a circular piece and when done I’ll cut down the middle of the checkerboard lengthwise to open the piece up into a flat rectangle.
Because the Kauni yarn is a hairy shetland-type wool, it is perfect for steeking and will not unravel when cut. I’ll steam block it after cutting, and that will slightly felt the ends, making it even further unravelable.
I’ll then pick up and knit an edging all the way around the rectangle.
I do love stranded colorwork. It’s one of my favorite things to do in knitting. Here, just for fun, is a photo that shows the inside/wrong side of the knitting.
So this is my knitting future for a while. I have lots of yarn and plan to knit to 60″ long or so. I’m using a 3.25mm needle and getting 7 stitches and 8 rows to the inch, so it is fairly fine work.
In other news, I sucked it up and did my taxes and e-filed them today. Lucy finds this very stressful, so she is now resting!