September 1, 2011

Herringbone, differently


Remember the herringbone collar scarf from a few posts back (thanks for the comments, by the way! For those of you who asked how many stitches I cast on: I simply followed the instructions at Purl Bee.) ? I haven't finished it yet and it looks like I'm running out of yarn...big problem, as it was left over yarn.
In the mean time, I cast on a new herringbone knitting project - in flax rope - yes, the kind of rope you buy at the hardware store. Not as cozy to knit with and certainly not as gentle on the fingers, but definitely a project you can take to beach without having to worry about the sand getting into the yarn. I know exactly what I want to use it for, I'm just waiting for a good moment to dive into this new project. To be continued...

As for now, pictures!
Don't you just love the stubborn look of this herringbone knit?


Connie @ Daydream In Color said...

I just love the way this looks! You're so creative. It's so perfect for a beach or picnic mat like you said. It'd also be great for a welcome mat!

Seaweed and Raine said...

It's a beach mat, a beach bag, ummm.... I guess I'll have to wait and see.

Frances said...

It's fun to see how you are exploring the herringbone stitch with lots of differing fibers.

Isn't Purl a wonderful resource? I am so lucky to work near the shop and to be able to have easy access to wonderful yarns, fabrics, books, and lovely creative folks.

cucicucicoo said...

gorgeous pictures. i never would've thought of knitting with rope! what fabulous ideas you come up with! to me it looks like a shopping tote. or a doormat, but it would be a shame to wipe dirty shoes on it! :) lisa

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