Abigail (crayolaab) wrote in knitting,

FOs: Knitpicks Stockpot Scarf; Magknit's Sophie

A friend is having twins and in addition to a few things for the babies, I'm making the big-sis-to-be a few items. She's a huge girly-girl and loves pink and purple. First on the list was a scarf: this fuzzy scarf was made with approx 1.5 skeins of Knitpicks Crayon in Pink, and one skein of Butterfly Kisses in Lilac. I roughly followed their free 'Stockpot Scarves' pattern, casting on 175 stitches and knit until I was out of Butterfly Kisses. The Crayon is very soft and wasn't too difficult to work with; I like the butterfly kisses much more than Lion Brand's fuzzy eyelash yarn. I found the pink to be ever so slightly orange-y in fake light, more pink in daylight. The second project, not yet felted, was Magknit's Sophie bag, modified to be slightly taller and striped - I used a Fibonacci striping sequence, from 13 to 1 with colour A and 1 to 13 with colour B. This meant I spread out the decrease rows to be every 12 rather than every 10. The two colours were Wool of the Andes in Tulip and Violet. I used a skein and a little bit of the violet, and just one skein of the tulip. I have found WotA to be very comparable to Cascade 220 but of course I have not felted it yet. In retrospect, I wish I had co-ordinated the colours of the two projects but Knitpicks didn't have much in the way of options.

In this one you can see sort of how long the lashes are.

I thought this one was a fun way to see how well the two colours would blend.
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