Sunday, June 10, 2007

Flora

A satisfying project for those lovely lonely single hanks of spendy yarn - Flora! Modelled here by the incomparable Natuzzi.

Pattern: Flora from Knitty.com
Needles: #8 bamboo straights



Yarn for the blue one is a wool/silk blend that I got from eBay. I have no background information on this yarn except that it was lovely to work with.


The scarlet scarf is made from Tilli Tomas' Simply Heaven, 100% silk in colorway American Beauty. Gifted to me from the wonderful Ali! Thank you, darling!

Stamens on both scarfs were made by holding a strand of the main color with a strand of Noro Kureyon. The buttons came from my Random Button Collection.

I chose not to make the flower removable, since I did not trust the leetle buttons to secure it against random neck twitchings and double-takes.

And I'm thinking of a third for that single hank of candy-pink banana silk. And I have the perfect button for it too...

9 comments:

bookgrump said...

Those are really pretty. This is yet another example of a project that I never noticed on Knitty.com until I saw what someone had done with it. Yours are gorgeous, and the use of Noro is genius.

Thea said...

very cool - and good use of extra yarn. tks for your comment - you've done some great hats and scarves too - I scrolled down a bit and am inspired to knit me up a hat or two before winter comes back.

bradyphrenia said...

they both look lovely. i like that they are twins, yet different.

Lime Street Knits said...

I agree with bookgrump. You've drawn my attention to a Knitty pattern that I may have otherwise overlooked. And your color choices are absolutely brilliant.

Robin said...

Those are lovely. To be honest, the picture of them on Knitty didn't do much for me, but your have enticed me. Maybe if I start thinking "Christmas gifts" now, I'll actually manage to knit some for people this year.

Knitting Bandit said...

So pretty. I must have glance right over the pattern on Knitty. Great color choices!

Kathy said...

These are so, so pretty! Very feminine and lovely. Nicely done!

Kristina B said...

Amazing... I didn't see this pattern either ;-)

Joanne said...

Very nice accenting colors. Now I want to make some. I will add this pattern to my Ravelry queue. As if it is not long enough already.

Take care, Joanne