Thursday, May 21, 2009

Res Completa: Koigu Kerchief

I cannot believe how many comments my last post generated! A common love of Star Trek even brought out some folks I didn't even know were reading! Thank you all so much -- for the blogiversary wishes, the Star Trek comradery, and for being so darn fun in general. (And by the way, I saw the movie again last night with Sophy and Erica and I believe it was just as good, if not better, the second time).

So in the past few months, as I have worked on some attention-requiring projects and have tried to hone my pattern-writing skills (thus attempting to wake up the math part of my brain), I seem to have developed an addiction to triangular-shaped objects to be worn around the neck. There's something calming about them to me - they move so quickly at first (instant gratification!), then as they grow you get to enjoy long, repetitive rows that can be worked without thinking too hard. The first in this series: the Koigu Kerchief.



Pattern: Silk Kerchief, by Kate Gagnon of Zeitgeist Yarns
Yarn: Three Koigu ends purchased in Asheville, NC a couple of Christmases ago - I believe they added up to about 1.5 skeins
Needles: US 3 circs
Start to Finish: February 13 - March 10, 2009

Notes: Talk about a calming knit - all the garter stitchy goodness of this kerchief made me very happy. This was one of those projects that I kept around when I needed a break, I worked on it off and on (sometimes just one row per sitting), and one day it was time to bind off. Mine is not as long as the pattern calls for because I ran out of dark red yarn, but I like it mini, too.



I didn't really plan how the colors would come out - I just wound those Koigu ends and started knitting with nary a plan - but I love them together! I feel like there's something '70's-ish about the combo.

And finally, I have been honored with the "One Lovely Blog" award by the Clumsy Knitter (And really, she is anything but. Her knits are AMAZING and everything she makes seems to involve intricate lace or cable patterns that she executes beautifully.) and Kristen of Learner's Per-Knit (isn't that an adorable blog name?). Thank you so much, ladies!

12 comments:

Team Knit ! said...

I love it! Such a cute kerchief.

- Julie

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I am delighted to hear Star Trek was just as enjoyable the second time because I want to see it again too!

Your kerchief is the perfect summer accessory ~ I love this pattern and hope to find some suitable yarn in stash to give it a whack myself :)

Philigry said...

love these. stunning.

CanarySanctuary said...

What a sweet knit! I love the colour combo you've got going on there. I just might have to put all my wee ends to good use now :)

Sophy said...

i love it! i've been meaning to use some of my softsea wool to make this kerchief, too... but then, i keep thinking i'll make a set of baby socks with them instead. what to do what to do...

and also, Star Trek was just as awesome the second time around. i wish we had seen a matinee so that afterwards we could just sit in a tea house and talk about the movie!

Clumsy Knitter said...

Shucks, thanks for the shout-out. I'm blushing!

That kerchief is CUTE CUTE CUTE!

Bridget said...

Your kerchief is so pretty! I'm nearly finished with one, using the recommended Noro yarn. I HATE the yarn, but love the project ...

Aline la Bergère said...

Very classy. What a pretty blog award. You deserve it! A.xx

Eliza said...

I love it!! The colors are great.

Now I've got to finish up MY Koigu project-- the mittens that you graciously sent me yarn for! Just one more thumb... why is it so hard to do that one last bit??

hibou said...

So clean and sweet!

Congratulations on the award! :)

Journeying Five said...

love the scarf, it is a very cute knit!

a friend to knit with said...

it really is adorable.
and i bet it will be perfect for your san fran summer weather!