13 May 2009

Silk Kerchief

I'm lucky to attend a weekly knitting circle at Rosie's Yarn Cellar, with a fabulous group of gals right near Square. Sometimes, I get to drool over the newest creation that Kate has whipped up if I get there early enough. To gush for a moment, that girl has got killer style.

Silk Kerchief

In the case of her Silk Kerchief, the instant I saw it, I craved my own. Unlike my usual inclinations, I didn't want to alter it colorwise. I just wanted to recreate a bit of her magic. Those aren't even my colors. Where's the purple? The pink? The horror! But there I was last Wednesday asking Lisa for advice on what skeins of Noro were similar to what Kate had used.

Note I said "similar". Even my "neutrals" shown below have some vibrant variations...

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I love that it's a simple pattern that makes sense. The stripes of natural whites and creams with whatever new color is appearing from the variegated skein, create a striking herringbone effect. I would not have thought to do that, which is why I'm glad that this talented lady thought it up for me.

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But do you want to know my favorite part of the pattern? The skill level is rated "wicked easy".

What a sassy New Englander.

6 comments:

Nadia said...

Hey! You stole my Noro!

But seriously, I did a double take for a second there. I just spent the last two weeks working with that neutral Noro Silk Garden Sock colourway. It's made of magic, no?

Karen said...

I loved, loved, loved making this kerchief. I too, used the original colors, and want to make another one soon, but must block the finished one before I can allow myself to buy more yarn (yeah, right)!

parallel-botany said...

Mariss, those colors are so pretty. I would really like to be able to knit, you're making me jealous!

kate said...

well, you just made my day.

two hens and chicks for you next week!

kattmd said...

I love the colours. They are you.

sulu-design said...

What's that? A knitting post that actually moves me to comment?!?
I LOVE the stripes. Love them. I would never have seen them in that ball of yarn - nice choice (even if not your usual).