Thursday, 20 November 2014
Sometimes it is enough with at couple of needles and some garter stitch. Sometimes life takes up so much energy that the simple stitch fill all the gaps and gives so much joy.
I have been gartering a lot lately - and I really enjoy it. Not that I need the shawls but I need the stitch.
This is made from stash. I had this sock yarn in the most wonderful color. But it had that stiff feel to it.
A little like bad and cheap yarn sometimes have. Well, I added some luxury to it as an experiment.
Also mohair from my stash. Some blue, some turquoise and some pink mohair.
And it really worked so well. The color is of course a bit hidden because of the mohair but that is ok.
It is now so soft and nice to wear. And of course - those tassels are a must.
A very easy and mindless pattern with casting on three stitches and increase a stitch every other row until half desired length. Then, decrease a stitch every other row until three stitches are left. And then, bind off. Easy peasy.
I actually had my very pink garter shawl on me to my local yarn shop on knitting café. When the other knitters heard about it the yarn sale took off. A nice gift for someone or for your self. Happy knitting!!!
The Stitch Story
Yarn: Katia Olé Socks Rainbow, Rauma Plum
Pattern: See above
My Ravelry Page: Katia And The Garter Stich