Archives for the month of: April, 2014

Infinity scarves are here to stay, and based on what I see at stores like Anthropologie, there’s a trend towards multi-colored, richly textured ones. I decided to knit such a scarf from a beautiful yarn called Bamboo Bloom Handpaints. It is a lovely, soft combination of bamboo, wool, and acrylic.

Scarf in Fallen Petals

I’ve been searching for just the right item to make for my knitting fundraiser this year, and I think this is it! It meets all of my criteria: an quick-to-knit accessory in high-quality, affordable yarn. I bet they’ll be popular. And I know I’m going to have fun making them.

Would you like to make one as well? Download my free pattern. Enjoy!

–Karen

 

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Sunlit Grotto is the name of the color of a beautiful skein of Classic Elite Yarns Silky Alpaca Lace that happened to “fall” into my stash. Yarn has a way of doing that sometimes.

I turned it into a shawlette, using the popular Citron pattern.

Picture of the Citron Shawlette

The Sunlit Grotto Citron Shawlette

Having already made two Citron shawlettes for myself, I decided to donate this one to the silent auction at the school where my kids went from preschool through 8th grade. The auction was in March, and the colors of this shawlette would be perfect for someone to wear on an upcoming chilly Spring evening or on Easter.

I was thrilled to hear that my shawlette went for $80 at the silent auction. A nice contribution to the cause!