Monday, December 5, 2016

Peel Forest Scarf

Peel Forest is an easy knit, described by the designer as, "a pretty scarf with a leafy design leafy lace edge that is reminiscent of the mountains and the trees in the area, and garter stitch for easy knitting in front of the telly or the fire on a cool night. It has been designed to make the very most of your 100g skein. Included in the pattern are instructions for weighing your skein between sections and row repeats to ensure that you have the smallest of nuggets left after you’ve bound off."

I made my version from Woolganics yarn, which is nice and soft for a scarf, using about 240 metres of yarn. 

The knitting was easy and I would highly recommend this pattern. While I don't particularly like the colour for myself, I think it would look lovely in a different shade for me. 

Maybe when the weather cools down....

Style Arc Cara

I finally got on the off the shoulder bandwagon on the Style Arc Cara top.

I was really looking for a top to see me through some hot weather and this fits the brief!

The pattern is a easy sew and didn't take long to tape together the pdf, cut and sew.

The fabric is a lovely cool rayon purchased in Hong Kong (so wish again that I had more!).

The only change to the pattern was adding one inch to the bottom hem. It is not because I am tall, but because I prefer a longer look and less likelihood of showing my midriff.

If I make this again, I will add elastic into the front band and tighten the back elastic a touch.

I'm not exactly comfortable with the off the shoulder feel so I wore a singlet underneath to help ease myself into it.  I did get a comment that I looked "nice" and I did feel rather 'modern'.