Monday, June 7, 2010

been around the block

look at this crunchy thing!  in person, it's more attractive, though with the black you cannot really see the fine stockinette lacy/angley/swirliness of it all.  in particular, without being blocked, it really just looks like a crunched up pile of knitting.  but this is the lush-ious cowl (ravlink), and i knit it three times with the berroco lustra, chosen because it is 50% tencel, so the wool content may not be as itchy around the neck.   i liked the lustra -- it is of course not as stretchy or flexible as pure wool, but not like working with straight silk. 
bottom two blocked, top one unblocked.  look at those gorgeous swirls!  regardez!

i'm not a comfortable blocker,  but this one was easy -- no pins, just letting them dry on a towel on the kitchen floor.
hot tip:  use jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind-off to make the edges equally stretchy and flexible.

teacher gifts!  please dry by wednesday...

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