First off, are two patterns that I tested for Gardiner Yarn Works . Both are for the upcoming line for Fall of 2008.Fantastically modeled by the Incredible Digit Girl, this scarf is lace-y and light yet warm from the soft wool of Shibui Sock yarn I used. It is only a four row pattern repeat but has the look of a more difficult design. I will definitely knit this pattern again and might even use the yarn called for in the pattern - Handmaiden Camelspin.
#1 - The Star Mesh Scarf
#2 - Kids Stripey RaglanThis pattern was just a blast to knit. I actually completed this project fairly quickly and, thanks to the great design, had only two small underarm seams to sew. This particular sweater is a size six and being modeled by the son of a good friend. I plan on knitting another in a size four so The Incredible Digit Boy will have one to wear this coming winter. I used Ella Rae Classic yarn for this project. It was a good choice. A nice worsted weight with good stitch definition.
Now the next project was very exciting for me. It's definitely not a pattern I would have chosen for myself. It's the Flow Motion sock by Cat Bordhi. This is the first of her patterns I've tried and I have to admit I was a little intimidated by the design (lace-y, toe-up, and two at a time).
I'm happy to say that the socks came out very well and can currently be seen here. Just goes to show that all types of yarn can make lovely socks.