|New cable design|
We returned late yesterday from a wonderful stay at my daughter's. While I was there, I worked up several designs for new winter scarves that I will be setting for sale on the Lily Pip Forest Etsy shop. To the left is one of those designs. The scarf will be approximately 54" long when completed and will have a large carved wooden button on one end and a buttonhole on the other so that it can be wrapped as a cowl.
I have some of the same kind of yarn for more scarves in off white and oatmeal and another yarn that contains wool and alpaca in tangerine. Each will have it's own design that is unique to the yarn's loft and even to it's color. I use a double thread in the design above and large knitting needles so it works up quickly and results in a fabric that is thick and extra warm for those cold, windy days when you need to venture outside.
I love going to the yarn shop. There are so many beautiful yarns and I come up with more and more design ideas just from touching the skeins and comparing the fibers. My mother and my aunts and my grandmothers all taught me how to manipulate thread - be it yarn for sweaters, floss for embroidery, cotton for doilies, or fabric for clothing. Not until I ventured into a yarn shop, did I truly appreciate the history and the deep craftsmanship that went into every fiber, whether man-made, plant or animal derived.
So if you like this design - check out my shop: