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« on: August 12, 2005 09:01:11 PM »


Inspired by nikki-shell's Teva Durham Lace Leaf Cravat, I came up with this version using the simple leaf pattern in Nicky Epstein's Knitted Embellishments. The yarn is Noro Hannah. The leaves' stems are 5-stitch I-cord, and the length between stems is garter stitch. Too bad the yarn is so wicked expensive! It does feel quite exquisite on the neck. I think you could easily get two cravat's out of one hank of Hannah.


Made by my beloved, this felted project from Felted Knits using Lamb's Pride Bulky -- less than one skein of the pink and, obviously, very little green (limeade). He asks that I mention that it is better used for retrieving things from the oven than the stovetop given the fuzziness of the mohair in Lamb's Pride, which is prone to singeing (stinky!). By the by, he's the one who taught me to knit. How cool is that?!?
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2005 09:04:39 PM »

both of those are to die for.  i hate myself for not being able to knit.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2005 04:27:50 PM »

Love the leaf cravat!  I should put that on my to do list.  GREAT JOB!
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2005 08:54:52 PM »

that oven mitt is HOT!
how good is it at not-transferring-the-heat?
is it comparable to those nice oven mitts with the silvery stuff on teh fabric?
wow... if you knit it DOUBLE think how insulating it'd be. *ponders*
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2005 06:39:14 AM »

The cravat is beautiful-- ooh, silky green goodness.  Not at all fussy, just elegant.  The oven mitt would make a cute purse or zippered pouch!  Congrats to the knitting couple. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2005 10:13:21 AM »

that oven mitt is HOT!
how good is it at not-transferring-the-heat?
is it comparable to those nice oven mitts with the silvery stuff on teh fabric?
wow... if you knit it DOUBLE think how insulating it'd be. *ponders*

Good question. I was quite skeptical on this count, but as it turns out, the Bulky Lamb's Pride makes a plenty insulated fabric when felted -- I'd say it has more promise than our silvery-stuff mitt, which has worn through and become a dangerous holey thing! The boy is making a Manos del Uruguay version next, so I'll update with a pic and a report on the insulation factor when that's done. I think he may double the yarn for that one.
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2005 06:42:32 PM »

I love the cravat!!!
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