Recently I sorted a bunch of my orphan quilt blocks and the fair isle star was among them. I always wanted to make a fabric basket using one of my paper piecing blocks. Since the day I made the fair isle star quilt pattern, I knew that’s the block I wanted to use for a fabric basket to store some of my knitting supplies. It couldn’t be more perfect. I love it so much! I also learned how to make perfect corners with this project. I am writing up a tutorial on that which I am hoping to share with you next week.
I find knitting scarfs to be the perfect way to learn new techniques for a novice knitter like me. Since the knitting pattern uses exclusively SSK and K2TOG, I have mastered them with this scarf. I even learned how to figure out the stitching order of the next row based on what the stitches looked like in the previous row. You can’t believe how excited I got when I figured that out!! I was making a lot of mistakes before then, but after that it became super easy to knit this scarf with the help of a few stitch markers.
During my search for a generally easy pattern, I came across the Sock of Kindness pattern on Flickr. I fell in love with the pattern and I thought this yarn would complement it very well. It’s a sock weight yarn I got last year during our visit to Bergen, Norway (it’s a beautiful city, by the way). I love the transition of the warm and cool colours along with the simple addition of the design in the scarf. I used 4.00mm (US 6) knitting needles and 40 stitches to make this scarf. Now I am on the hunt for my next knitting project; I love keeping my hands busy!
Until next time,