FLAG WAVING

I didn’t expect this.  I’ve finished the Chanterelle knit from the Schoeller and Stahl’s Fortisimma Socka Color, # 1776, “Stars and Stripes.”  In the ball it looked like it would present as medium width stripes, narrower than the ones in the ocean-wave blue sample scarf, but not particularly special in any way.  In my standard  socks, I would guess that each stripe would be about three or four rounds, with the blue areas about four or five rounds.

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BUT

In the directional world of this pattern, look what happened!

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In a serendipity I seldom achieve, the directionality of the Chanterelle pattern, coupled with the narrow width sections make a flags-in-the breeze effect.  And see that little butterfly at the right, containing about 18 inches of yarn?  That’s ALL I had left.  A squeaker, for sure.

Although I can’t bring myself to sport this, I have the perfect family to give this to – friends with a son in international competitions.  It will be the perfect thing for them to wear as they cheer him on.

Now on to yet another.  My goal is to show off a wide variety of self-stripers and variegateds, so folks can gauge what their own yarn might look like.  Digging down into the stash, I come up with another Nancy-Gift Yarn (it was a very generous gift).  This is Steinbach Wolle Aktiv Effect sock yarn, and as you can see from the 100g skein promises to have narrow stripes – probably manifesting as only two rounds each in a standard sock.

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As always, you can find the Chanterelle pattern for free at the Knitting Patterns tab at the top of this page.

And in other news, because there can always be other news, I’ve been asked to do a quickie set of fingerless mittens, from the leftover screaming yellow shawl yarn.  I’ll be casting on for that over the weekend.

 

 

2 responses

  1. Wonderful! I aim to try one, thanks for the pattern.

  2. Really, that is fantastic.

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