Finish A Scarf, Start A Sweater

I have been working on a scarf for my LYS, and I finally¬†finished! Yey! But I forgot to take pictures before I turned it in. You’ll just have to wait till I get it back. I didn’t know when I started knitting samples for the store that we got to keep them when she’s done with them. I got my Annis back several weeks ago. I love it!

The scarf is from the Easy Bamboo Lace Scarf pattern by Michelle Miller. The pattern was so easy, I quickly got bored. Knitting scarves isn’t really my thing. I like how it turned out though and the yarn is yumm, yumm, yummy! Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace. Soooo Soft! I decided that I will knit some fingerless gloves to go with it. If I get it back by Christmas it will be a gift. If not, it’s mine! Muah ha ha!

Yummy Silky Alpaca Lace, Soon to be Fingerless Gloves

Yummy Silky Alpaca Lace, Soon to be Fingerless Gloves

I started a sweater today for DH. I’ve been meaning to start since sometime in the summer. I’ve had the yarn that long. The yarn is Rowan Purelife Revive. It’s a little stiff to work with though it is soft. DH had a sweater that he loved, but it got a hole in the front that is impossible to fix. I can’t figure out the stitch pattern. I thought it might be a variation on brioche stitch, but I can’t get it quite right and it doesn’t work in this yarn anyway. I like how this comes out in stockinette, but I really want to add some design feature, cables or something. I’m still working that out. Meanwhile I cast on 224 stitches for the bottom rib. I will be working this in the round. Once 1 1/2 inches are complete I will increase by 90% for the body per Elizabeth Zimmerman.

Beginning Project Details:

Yarn: Rowan Purelife Revive in Marble, dye lot 1440
Needles US 4 3.5mm
5.5 stitches, 7.25 rows / inch

Rowan Purelife Revive

Rowan Purelife Revive

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