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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Luce scarf/boa

I finished the Luce scarf. It feels all glamorous and springy when you wear it so I like to call it a boa. Of course, customers are calling it "the slinky scarf" and it does look like one, especially in the gray/silver colorway.

Luce from Norah Gaughan Vol. 1, from Berroco
4 balls Pure Merino Nuance in color 8634, size 9 needles
Yarn cost: $34

One of the most amazing things about the knit and crochet designs that are being published today is how simple techniques are combined to make something really unique, funky and fun. This scarf uses only casting-on, knitting, purling, and binding off... things that you learn with your very first scarf/washcloth/baby blanket or other rectangular beginning knitting project.

And yet, they are combined into something totally new, transforming techniques that are everyday and maybe stale, into something exciting and motivating.

yay for innovations in knit/crochet design!

have fun with the string,


P.S. There is a similar style version of this (also funky!) on Berroco's website here.
While you're there, check out the preview of Norah's Volume 2! We get this stuff in a couple weeks.


Jackie said...

I emailed then called to get the pattern and yarn for the Luce arrived the next day!
Can't wait to get started. I just have to finish my own new felted knitting bag and sister's felted hat.

J.Reilly said...

I'm so glad it got to you so fast, Jackie! I hope it's a fun project for you!

Cheri Lowery said...

What a wonderful unique design! One look at it and I can see the pattern in my head. I think it would be interesting to do in a colorway yarn or mixed yarns. I so enjoy looking at the innovative ways people are using knit & crochet to raise it to a more artistic level! What a blessing!