A change of heart.

I have changed my  mind. I LOVE this yarn. It’s so nice to knit with, and I have even come round to liking the colours. I like it so much, I’d buy it again for sure. So soft. So warm. Scrummy!

So here’s the finished product. I had it done quite quickly, but pinning my model down long enough for a photo shoot is not easy these days! It only took about 5 minutes to shoot these, but about 5 weeks to get her to do it! And then weeks and weeks to find time to sit at the computer to write this post.

Here’s what happened with the pink.

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Scarf in fagot stitch. I’ve never tried this stitch before, but it’s a great one for a scarf as it is reversible. I used both balls of pink at once and 7 mm needles to achieve a nice soft, stretchy fabric. I liked it so much, I was disappointed my boy had only destroyed two balls of this colour. I wanted to make a scarf long enough for me!

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Here’s one that shows the stitch.

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I have also used these photos as an opportunity to play around with some different effects in photoshop. Here is one I particularly like, with soft muted colour.

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and my first attempt at colourising a black and white photo….

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Stay tuned to find out what I did with the ecru…. Guesses anyone?

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “A change of heart.

  1. Jan

    Fantastic stitch – you will have to show me – where did you find it? I am jealous! I am knitting a very ordinary baby jacket in white. Will have to do something quick and interesting next.
    Liz and I knew you would like the yarn.
    She likes her bamboo yarn too.

  2. jennytaylor

    Yes, bamboo yarns are so soft, aren’t they? Not to mention “green”. Have recently knitted a couple of hats in bamboo. Might blog them later.

    Faggot stitch is

    R1: k1, yarn fwd, k2tog. Repeat row 1.

    That’s it. So you need a stitch number that is a multiple of three. For anyone who’s interested, the yarn I used was Mondial Giada 70% extra fine merino 30% silk.

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