I found a beautiful cable pattern that I just had to use on something. I’ve made enough scarves and hats, so I thought why not make a bag instead? I can practice sewing seams and adding lining all the while seeing just how complex a pattern I can work with.
The pictures don’t do the project justice. I need to invest in better camera equipment if I want to impress anyone. I’m thinking maybe combining two different patterns into one pattern and making a large bag, or better yet, a blanket. I’m slowly mastering working with cables, so I’m addicted to using them!
I was given some yarn a few months ago and I’ve been sitting on my stash because I can never agree to what I want to make. The yarn is vintage, probably bought in the 90’s and kept in storage until now.
There is something special about vintage yarn. Especially yarn that’s at least 20 years old. Maybe I should try a vintage pattern?
Recently I’ve bought some thick and thin yarn, also known as slub yarn. It’s soft and pretty, and the thick and thin parts give it a nice texture. I bought two skeins of it and then set off online to see what I could make with it.
Ravelry is my first stop in looking for ideas. That site is full of patterns and inspiration. With the first skein of my yarn, I made a twisted drop stitch infinity scarf using this pattern
Now, what to do with the other skein? While searching for patterns, I came across this beautiful cable project and just had to make something.
I’ve made plenty of scarves, cowls, and hats so I wanted something different. Why not a clutch, purse, or wallet of some kind? Just knit the pattern to the desired length, fold, sew, add lining and some way to close, and voila! I have… something.
The cables are there, but not very prominent. I frogged this one and decided to use a yarn that is much smoother and consistent.
Now what? I have one skein of slub yarn. I am still searching. Until then..