Friday, August 28, 2009
Knit-à-Porter: Cocoon Loop Scarf
It's been some time since I've knitted. I recently started again, and this is my latest design. I call it Cocoon because of the way it drapes beautifully over the body. It's knit up in a gorgeous honey comb mesh stitch, which I think I must have spent a year or two developing, since I could not find any other large mesh stitch patterns out there. It's a versatile piece that I think everyone will want to wear this coming fall/winter season. I'm making the pattern available for sale online for only £2.00. Just click the "buy now" button below and Ravelry will take you the rest of the way.
A current trend in designer scarves is the `looped scarves`, where the ends are joined together, so in a sense, the scarf become endless. When I created this scarf, I had versatility in mind, a scarf that can be worn many ways; loosely around the neck like a necklace, looped twice to wrap closely around the neck, draped over the shoulders worn like a shawl or shrug, or wrapped once around the neck and over the head like a head scarf. The mesh-like stitch used in this design is slightly stretchy lengthwise and drapes beautifully around the body. This easy looped scarf makes for fast weekend knitting and makes lovely gifts.