Latvia and Fair Isle, a la Mt. Mom
Posted by mtmom on July 17, 2007
Lorri mentions in the Comments that she’d like to see my Latvian mittens. Well, although I have used a Latvian braid, I did not use it on a mitten. . . I used a braid at 2 places in my first sampler scarf (pre-blog and pre-LYS-loss, around 2005).
Here’s the first braid:
The process was frustrating, but the result was stimulating. I did another braid around the bottom edge of the tubular scarf. The second go was easier, especially when I kept in mind the reward.
Across the Baltic Sea from Latvia . . . Fair Isle!
In this third major swatch-band, based on the Snow Sky sweater pattern in Sweaters from Camp, I’ve moved from MC brown to red.
Perhaps the original’s black & white snowflakes can be made to look like red & pink flowers . . . ?
Here’s the whole swatch so far.
This process is supposed to help me decide on which pattern to use in a sweater and/or vest. But it’s pretty enjoyable in itself! (Plus being good practice on stranding technique.)