Saturday, February 23, 2013

New design: Grandes études {Part II}

Today I would like to show you 2nd half of my third design from my planned e-book “Variations on a Theme”.
Caprice No. 24 in A minor is the final caprice of Niccolò Paganini’s 24 Caprices, and a famous work for solo violin. The caprice has provided a rich seam of material for works by many composers. One of them is Franz Liszt.
The Grandes études de Paganini are a series of six etudes for the piano by Franz Liszt. The pieces are all based on the compositions of Niccolò Paganini for violin.

For this cowl I have used ColourMart Merino/Mohair 2/16NM 4ply wt. Yarn was held double.
This project is called Grandes études {Part II} and can be found on Ravelry here.
Love how this cowl turned out :-)) I was not sure about this yarn at first. It did not feel soft while knitting with it (not scratchy, but just not very soft and somewhat rope like feeling). I got some great, nerve calming advice on the yarn from Colourmart group that I will not be disappointed and the yarn will be soft after washing :-)) After 3 rinses in very hot water and 2 washes in soapy water the yarn is now very soft indeed and drapes nicely :-)) The yarn shrank a little lengthwise, but I did block the cowl, so if just left to dry the yarn will probably shrink more.
Love this shade of gray and how the stitch pattern looks in this color and yarn.

 “Grandes études” pattern will be available with the rest of “Variations on a Theme” e-book patterns around mid March :-)

Happy knitting,


dandelion said...

Какая прелесть и красота! Такой аристократичный цвет и рисунок!

Tatiana said...

Чудесный снуд!

Anna said...

Wonderful cowl, congratulations! I love the reserved elegance of the stitch pattern.

Diana said...

Девочки спасибо огромное вам за добрые слова :-))

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