Friday, November 22, 2013

Finished Object & Giveaway!

I just finished two knitting projects that I'd like to share, and one I'd like to give away.

First, the finished test knit...
I just finished a knitted beret/slouch using a pattern by my friend, Dilettant Knits.
A nice tip when you're blocking a beret.  In order to shape the beret, you can wet block it over a plate balanced on a cup.  The curve of the plate opens up the lace patterning, and the cup allows the ribbed edge of the brim to shrink back so it'll stay on your head.

before blocking, the lace is still a bit contracted
Beret: wet blocking on a plate
Beret: wet blocking on a plate balanced on a cup
The other "knitted" project I finished is this spiral scarf using a novelty yarn product made by Rowan.  Rowan, the maker of KidSilk Haze yarn, also made this limited edition product called Kidsilk Creation. KidSilk Creation is a kind of tubular mesh novelty yarn using KidSilk Haze, but the problem is that it's not a very easy product to work with, and Rowan's team only came up with two projects to make with it... the same spiral scarf in a knit version or crochet version which are practically identical.

In any case, a friend gave me a hank in "smoke" color, and I used it to make this scarf which I now offer to you as a giveaway.  The quality of the yarn is great as it's 70% mohair and 30% silk as per the usual KidSilk Haze yarn, it's soft as a kitten, and light as air.  It would make a lovely holiday gift, and it's warm as can be!
Here are loads of people wearing their lovely scarves.

Shown wrapped once around
Shown folded in half and the ends threaded through
If you would like to win it, just leave a comment below, and confirm your entry using the rafflecopter widget!  This giveaway will close on Wednesday of next week.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful scarf!

mvink said...

Gorgeous!! Thank you for the chance!

Chelsea W said...

It really is a beautiful scarf!

Anonymous said...

The scarf is beautiful and seems to be very soft!
I love the color of the beret.

margueritedesigns said...

Thanks for the chance to win this! I am actually making a novelty yarn scarf at the moment, which is difficult to do - the yarn keeps twisting - anyway, a kidsilk scarf sounds lovely. Hope I win!

Akua Lezli Hope said...

Lovely scarf! and delighted to stop by -- because your fonts are of such great assistance. Cheers!

adriprints said...

Thank you, Akua Lezli Hope!

Manda said...

Love the scarf!

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toffeepops said...

Most of my novelty yarn scarf is still in the form of 2 1/2 balls of yarn... I don't think it will ever see the light of day in finished form. Definitely not good first project material. This scarf looks so soft, squishy and cosy. Warmth without great bulk. Thanks for the chance! :)