Yet to be raveled. I found working with thin yarn to be quite enjoyable. That is, once the tension issues were addressed! And goodness me I don't know what hit me but I even blocked it! I'm really looking forward to wearing it..it's not too long as I only used a 50g ball of wool and finished when the wool ran out. A little brooch I have will hold it closed at the neck without any problems.
The yarn at the front is the alpaca that was dyed here. I took a little excursion to a most wonderful fibre-ey shop last week and couldn't resist some purple lurex to ply it with! It has still kept it's softness after spinning and plying which I'm so pleased about! I have a project in mind for the 12yo using this glitzy number. (Skein is around 280yds).
Finally, The Hulk has not exited the builiding just yet...another small ball was turned into a pair of fingerless mitts over the course of a couple of evenings. They were kind of made up as I went, knitted on straight needles and stitched up the side, leaving an opening for the thumb which was later crocheted in (rather ad-hoc!). A little picot edging up top finished them off. The cabley pattern is called Eyelet Mock Cable Ribbing - very easy using just knit and purl stitches with a yarn round needle in some spots...
Did I say that I'm really loving this colour? Botched dye attempts are just the best!!
Horseshoe Lace Scarf
1-2 x 50g balls of lace weight/2 ply yarn (I used Moda Vera - Faith), quantity will depend on how long you want your scarf to be.
a pair of 4mm needles
Cast on 51sts.
1st row (wrong side) - purl
2nd row - K1, *yf, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yf, k1; rep from 8 to end
3rd row - purl
4th row - P1, *k1, yf, k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yf, k1, p1; rep from * to end
5th row - k1, *p9, k1; rep from * to end
6th row - P1, *k2, yf, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yf, k2, p1; rep from * to end
7th row - as 5th row
8th row - P1, *k3, yf, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yf, k3, p1; rep from * to end.
These 8 rows form pattern. Work in pattern until desired length for scarf is reached. Cast off and block to shape.