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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

British Bluefaced Blend from Artesano

One of my favourite yarn companies, Artesano, have a new yarn - British Bluefaced Blend. I had the privilege to contribute 3 designs to this collection which is a family collection. The collection includes garments and accessories for Mum, Dad and kids. See the whole collection here.

I designed three scarves for this collection. The Macaw scarf was designed for the kids but i'd be happy to wear one myself. It uses a simple slip stitch pattern to create a fab chevron pattern. Slip stitch is a way to create amazing colourwork which looks complex but you only work with one colour per row so there is no juggling two colours like in fair isle. The scarves are worked in garter stitch and are quick and easy to knit.
 You can make the scarves shorter or longer if you want to. 
 Or why not sew the ends together to make an infinity scarf.
 Aren't the kids cute?
The Quadrilateral scarf uses a squares within squares pattern to create a a reversible scarf. It's quick and easy. Perfect for new knitters and a quick knit for experienced knitters. 
This scarf is very very long but was so quick to knit. Because the stitch pattern is easy, you can take it anywhere to knit on it.

 For men I created a cable scarf, Sam, which has a wide honeycomb cable in the centre and an oxo cable at the sides.  
When I tweeted a link to this scarf last week, a few people thought the model was rather good-looking. I agree, he's not bad looking. But the horse caught my eye. I used to be horse mad and worked as a riding instructor when I first moved to England.
 But i'll leave you with another shot of the good looking model.
This collection is available from Artesano stockists in the UK and Europe or you can buy the patterns individually on Ravelry.

A big thank you to my knitters, Michelle who knitted 'Sam' and Frances who knitted the two 'Macaw' scarves. I knitted the Quadrilateral scarf.

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