5 May 2014


and finally I have finished my Wingspan project, it took a while but I got there in the end. I used Lousia Harding's Amitola for this project which knit up beautifully. The pattern was "Wingspan" by Maylin Tri'Coterie Designs and for more details click here.

and the reverse view.....
a close up of the brooch, found in a charity shop, holding the scarf closed....

This was a great pattern, simple enough, but not boring to knit up. I always like to learn a new technique with each project and for this project the pattern suggested German short rows. This is a very tight, non holey short row technique. For a tutorial by Mimi Kezer click here.
I also wanted a very loose stretchy cast off and used "Grandmother's favourite bind off."
To do this loose cast off ...

1. p2tog 

2. wrap yarn clockwise around needle (opposite direction to the way purl stitch is normally worked)

3. return stitch which is now on the right hand needle to the left hand needle
and repeat

This is a very simple effective loose cast off. For a video tutorial by Knit Purl Hunter click here
Now I just need to find somewhere to go to wear my new scarf.
Till next time, Ali.


  1. It's beautiful, I love it. You've chosen a fabulous yarn to work with too, perfect.

  2. Oh my. That is a very special creation! It is quite striking, I bet you'll get lots of compliments when you venture out in it! Love Louisa Harding yarn! Chrissie x

  3. Wow, what a wonderful wingspan Ali! Love the colours, the drape, the shape, and the stitches! fabulous find to keep it together too!
    Congratulations on its completion - its gorgeous!
    Ali x

  4. Gorgeous Ali, the pattern is beautiful and I love the yarn, it works in really well with the pattern! ;)
    V xxx

  5. this is lovely, it drapes beautifully

  6. This is beautiful, Ali Great minds think alike, I've made exactly the same pattern but in blues and greys.
    Jacqui x

  7. Really beautiful....such a lovely pattern and the yarn looks so colourful!
    Helen xox


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