Monday, September 24, 2012

West Desert Hood Finished

Well, it took me longer to finish than I expected. And I made it VERY long so I could use all my wonderful colors. But it looks good (not on me strangely, so I let my niece model it). The colors really are very beautiful and the ombré effect of the background color is interesting. I only had small amounts of different tans from the dyeing I did so that was my solution to the background. Again, I put the pattern on the pattern page.

Due to technical difficulties with Google Docs, I downloaded all of my patterns to Ravelry so the pattern page will download directly from them. I hope this solves any problems anyone was having downloading the patterns.

I finished the hood while on a trip around Utah for work. I got lots of inspiration so stay tuned for many more Salt Lake inspired knits.

Friday, September 7, 2012

West Desert Hood

I am well on my way on the knitted hood. It looks great. The colors all look so beautiful together. I hope to finish it this weekend as we are going camping in the west desert. The colors and terrain will be my inspiration again for the hood.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Honeycomb Hood

I made this sketch of a fair isle pattern that might work but the more I think about that silk, the more reluctant I am to do a fair isle with it. There really is no give whatsoever in the silk. I think I will stick with the honeycomb. I made a swatch to check elasticity with the slipped stitches and for gauge. I think it is going to work and the colors look great together. Now to cast on. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

West Desert Hood

I like the look of this type of hood to use with my natural dyed silk. This pattern is from the Rowan Designer Summer and Winter Knitting.

I think I will pattern a fair isle or honeycomb silk hood similar to this shape. I will have to swatch both stitches. Now to choose a good fair isle pattern that echoes my inspiration of the West Desert.