Sunday, April 29, 2007

Dream Swatch

This is another project I started in the airport during my recent trip. I used the Dream Swatch Head Wrap pattern from the Knit and Tonic blog and my single skein of Noro Sakura . You can find the free pattern on the sidebar of her blog. The pattern is very easy to follow and make great use of a single skein of yarn. And it knits up quickly.

The yarn was interesting to knit. There are thick sections that are kind of spongy. These thick sections seem to be yarn that has been wrapped by extra fibers. These sections created an interesting texture where they appeared.

Now I just have to decide what to knit using my stashed away Sakura. I'm not opposed to a sweater or shawl. The yarn really doesn't seem scratchy or uncomfortable next to the skin.

Although, the yarn seems to be in "techno color". So I'm not sure I'd really want a sweater as brightly colored. I'll have to swatch up my remaining color and see how it is. A shawl m be a much better solution.

Project Info
Pattern: Dream Swatch Head Wrap by Wendy Bernard
Yarn: Noro Sakura; color #6; one skein
40 grams and approximately 133 meters
Needles: addi TURBO -US# 5 (3.75mm)
Dimensions: 3.5 inches wide/ 44 inches long
Pattern Modifications: none
Time to knit: approximately 3 evenings (including blocking)

14 comments:

cpurl17 said...

It's gorgeous in that color!

I'd love to see a photo of you wearing it--I bet it looks great.

Zonda said...

Gorgeous!! Lovely colors there! :)

Jessica said...

You rock. Most of the projects you knit, I've had my eyes on. I agree with cpurl though, we want to see it on! :D

Monika said...

What a GREAT pattern for this yarn and color! Just lovely!

Bezzie said...

I love that pattern for such boisterous colors!
Very nice!

Deb said...

I agree about the techno-colors of the yarn. A shawl would be awesome and I've seen it used in really cute bags too. Congrats - but we do need to see it modeled!!

Bobbi said...

wow it looks great! and awesome picture! Ok, I tried this last year but the edges kept curling did you have that problem?

Patty said...

That's what I like about your projects is the "colors" you select for them.

Who wants a beige world?

angelarae said...

You have chosen the perfect yarn for this project. Can't imagine it looking better in anything else!

Ang

Alisha said...

I agree that is the perfect yarn...it looks awesome!!!

Christy said...

I agree that the color may be to overpowering in a sweater. It looks great in the headwrap though...a nice spring punch of color.

Dipsy said...

This is so beautiful - and my gosh, what an absolutely awesome colorway!

jackie said...

looks awesome! i still love mine, too. :)

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Great way to use that luxurious yarn! And thank you for the VK magazine. I was able to send it out just in time. Many thanks again!
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