A backlog of unblogged craftiness is rapidly increasing here at Casa delfinelise. I have another pair of corduroys to show you, I’ve nearly finished a coat, and I have ventured into the magical world of shiva sticks, all without sharing it with you!
What I have been most occupied with though, is knitting. I have made a meter of a Doctor Who scarf for my darling, I´ve finished knitting Wisdom (it still needs assembling), I´ve cast on a new cardigan and a pair of lace gloves. And so today I’m sharing some recent knitting projects that are actually finished, the Woodland Cowl (Ravelry link) and the Tabby Tam. Both are great, well- written projects and the patterns are free!
This is the Tabby Tam and it is a design by Asami Kawa, published in The Fibertarian, and avaliable here. It´s a cable knit pattern, which makes it look a bit complicated, but if you´re familiar with cables, it really is quite easy! I made it out of what was left of the contrasting color from Wisdom, Rowan Felted Tweed in colorway 154 (although I had to buy another skein to finish it).
This is the back view, I really find the design quite striking, such a lovely way of utilizing the cable pattern.
Next up is the Woodland Cowl. It literally took an hour. Not much more. So easy! Just 26 stitches in garter stitch back and forth for a while, et voilá! A cowl! I used DROPS Andes for this, and I really loved that yarn. It´s a chunky wool/alpaca blend, and I have already ordered more yarn from my local yarn shop to make this gorgeous smock-top jacket that Kristen has designed. Isn´t it wonderful? I am making my version in a bright red yarn.
Autumn really is the perfect time to knit, don´t you think?