Sunday, 4 December 2011

Chevron stripes

Here's how I spent this wintry Sunday: knitting and talking to friends on the phone.

I'm having a rest from socks for a while and am enjoying knitting this chevron striped sarong designed by Jo Sharp.  I picked up the bamboo and merino blend using a loyalty voucher and some cash which was a birthday gift. (Thanks Mum and Dad!)

How do you like the colours I have chosen?  I quite like the original colour scheme, but couldn't get the yarn, so designed my own.

 The colours from left to right are Petal, Mandarin, Kingfisher, Vie en Rose and the dark purple is called Dover.
 I'm loving the chevron stripes.  It's the first time I have knit a pattern like this.  It took some concentration to get the hang of it, but now that I'm using stitch markers to define the pattern repeats, I'm finding it quite meditative.


  1. Wow. That looks amazing! Did you knit that in one day?! Sadly, I can't make anything that involves more than two needles or uses anything but garter stitch. I love your colours -- and their names. I wonder who gets the job of naming wool...

  2. Thanks Rachel! This is about a week's work. There are 157 stitches in a row, so there's a lot of knitting just to complete a row! I made a good dint in it on Sunday. Glad you like the colours - I had fun choosing them. I agree with you about the names too, but don't understand "Dover".

  3. Scrumptious! Really like your colour combination.

  4. Thanks Rose! As you know, I love putting unexpected colours together!