Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Deep Fall Knitty

Lorna's Laces has two projects in Deep Fall Knitty. The first is the Carnaby Skirt by Nikol Lohr. It's shown here in Chagrin. It's made from our Shepherd Worsted and takes anywhere between two and four skeins depending on size.

There are a couple of design details I really like here. First is the use of stockinette to create pleats without adding bulk. I'd hate to speak for anyone but myself or anything, but I try and avoid adding too much bulk around my derriere.

The other happy detail is the line of buttons down the right side. The contrasting color works just right here.

This is one of those designs that is sweet, but not too sweet. There's actually something a little sassy/schoolgirl going on, if you know what I mean. (Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.)

Next up is the Eleanor Cowl by Audrey Knight.

It's made from a single skein of our Shepherd Sport. It's shown here in Pewter. As you all know, I'm all about small lace projects these days. And it sits up nice and high around your neck. Somehow that seems cozy to me. These early days of fall are making me all about cozy.

Did I mention it's a one skein project? And only 200 yards to boot. There's nothing like a one skein project for making quick work of those holiday gift lists. Mom? Check. SIL? Check. Gift for myself? Check.


Mary Beth said...

I love skirts. I may have to put this in my favorites in Ravelry!

Stefanie said...

These two projects look awesome! Yes, I would hate bulk on a skirt as I have hips but no junk in the trunk. I like a high sitting cowl; I don't like one to hang open like a gapping mouth.