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Shawls, Scarves, & Caps

A few borrowed designs and a few original designs I've knit, sampling some of the yarns I carry and others.

 


 

The Dove Shawl

 

 

The Dove Shawl, designed by Sharon Miller of Heirloom Knitting "Simply Stunning" Design Collection. I used approximately 8oz (1 skein) of Kid Mohair on US 8 (5mm) needles.

Henry's Attic Kid Mohair.

 


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The Susan Shawl

 

The Susan Shawl from Myrna Stahman's book, Stahman's Shawls and Scarves. I used approximately 12oz (1.5 skeins) of Superfine Alpaca on US 8 (5mm) needles.

Henry's Attic Superfine Natural Alpaca.

 

 


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Estonian Cluster Stitch Scarf

 

 

This is an Estonian Cluster Stitch Scarf I designed after taking a class with Judy Gibson at the Boise Lace Knitting Retreat in 2002. I used Merino-Tencel yarn masterfully handspun by Patty Spor. I used a crochet hook to control the knit together clusters.

 

 

 


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Aspen Leaf Qiviut Cap

These two images are a Qiviut Chemo Cap I designed for a girlfriend of Nancy Bender's. I borrowed the Aspen Leaf design from a pattern by Elizabeth Zimmerman and modified it with added vertical stripes at the top to tie the whole pattern and shape together. I found I had to add Lycra to the slip stitch 2 color ribbing and to the edge of the rolled brim as the qiviut yarns do not have much elasticity. Qiviut is wonderfully suited for Chemo caps, it's so very soft, lightweight, warm, itch free, and heavenly luxurious!

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Patchwork Qiviut Cap

      

Here is another Qiviut Chemo Cap I designed using a variety of colorful diamonds in a mitering fashion. Nancy gave me every color of qiviut to work with and told me to pick two favorites. Well, I couldn't, so I used every color with only two color combos duplicated in the entire diamond patchwork. This was fun to create and faster than it appears. The diamonds are sewn together before the garter stitch with lycra edging is knit on. Any woman who faces the trauma of breast cancer deserves to indulge herself in MOCO Qiviut! See my new FREE Patchwork Qiviut Cap pattern!

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Lilly of the Valley Shawl

Designed by Galena Khmeleva in Knitters magazine Summer 2004 issue. I worked this in 6.5 ounces of 75% Qiviut / 25% Merino-Silk Black Lace Weight yarn. My shawl is large at 66" deep and perhaps 96" wide but it is incredibly soft, lightweight, and remarkably warm. I used US 5 (3.25mm) needles and worked on it solely for 5 months, time well spent! The chart I made to aid in working the decreased edge is available here.

 

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