Something wonderful has happened to one of the projects I’ve made this year: my Anouschka Scarf is included in Interweave Knit’s Gifts 2010 issue which is coming out November 4.
You can browse all the lovely projects from the magazine on the Interweave website here.
To say I’m thrilled doesn’t adequately express how excited I am! I’m positively jumping up and down.
I had a lot of fun making Anouschka. Like all the projects I love best, it has just enough detail to keep things interesting, but once you get the hang of how the pattern works, it’s plain sailing. It’s a series of balloon shapes with a spiral eyelet pattern. A narrow knit scarf is threaded through the centre so that you can wear or tie it in a number of different ways.
Here’s one of the photos from the magazine. It’s made with Lorna’s Laces Helen’s Lace, 1 hank of Buttercup.
For my prototype Anouschka (below), I used the ultra sumptuous Jade Sapphire 2 ply cashmere, 2 hanks of Driftwood.
[note: 2 ply cashmere is a little thicker than a traditional 2 ply lace-weight yarn so I used fewer stitches than the version in the magazine. If you’re set on using cashmere, email me and I’d be happy to let you know how to adapt the magazine pattern for a different number of stitches]
For my next one, I plan to use 2 strands of Habu Fine Merino. Some new colours arrived recently and I’ve been itching (pardon the pun) to try them.
Here are some more ways to wear it:
Anouschka’s shape was inspired by Neptune’s necklace, a seaweed that you find on the beaches and in the rockpools here and in Australia.
When they’ve been lying on the beach in the sun they dry out and are fun to stomp on and pop! much like plastic bubbles.
Not that I’ll be doing that with my Anouschka.