Monday, 15 September 2008

Red Things

Whooosh. the weekend goes by and my contemplation of red things hasn't even begun. Which is OK, because this has.

'This' is Parul, a seriously fine scarf designed to take advantage of every inch of whatever 3 skeins of really fine yarn you have. I'm using the bit of mohair found in the cleaning of the deep archives last week, 2 balls and most of a third.

This nifty little design comes to us from the mathematical mind of my friend That Logan Chick, and is available as a Ravelry download. The interesting thing about this unusually crocheted design is design is that if you worked it in a worsted weight yarn, you need 3 balls. If you work it in a sport weight yarn, you need 3 balls. If you work it in a laceweight... Well. Maybe not 3 balls of laceweight, but then again, why not. Think of the dainty lacy thing you would have ( I may have to plan on doing this)

The original is made from Berocco Seduce in the Rye colourway, one of her tester crocheters worked it in Seduce in Cinnibar, the other tester in Filtes King Kikki. It is working wonderfully well in the mohair, and I did some practise stitching with a small bit of Silk Garden in brilliant greens and gold, and the design looks great in that too. Its is an everything sort of design, for every kind of yarn.

Its intuitive to work. Once you understand the basics of the design, and the scarf just moves along. Nice and speedy and very, very neatly done.

This is That Logan Chick's second published design, and I can't wait to see where she goes from here. Bravo, Chick. Bravo.


Knitting Alchemist said...

That's lovely!

ThatLoganChick said...

Awww, thanks SweetNeedles!

That's a terrific red, and the halo of mohair is lusciously tempting ... I may have to wander down into the stash later to find three skeins of something fluffy.

And I'm so glad you're working in red. We've had that discussion before, but I'll say it again for the benefit of the blog - you look freakin' incredible in red! Seriously! Wrap yourself in red and live happily ever after, because it is so your colour. And fluffy red is even better.