Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Uses for Chenille
the selected needles knit both yarns and the unselected only knit the finer yarn. Normally this looks as if there are holes where only the finer yarn is used but in this case the elastic closes up and gives the cable appearance. A complete garment would be quite heavy but very attractive and the elastic would hold the chenille in shape.
The purple hat is an adaptation of the one above using shadow pleats (remember the skirts back in the 70s). This one is made using chenille for the thick yarn and a matching acrylic 2 ply for the finer yarn. It is still worked on the bias but is not nearly as time consuming when using the normal carriage. Elaine added a hem with elastic round the bottom to keep the hat in shape. This could be the latest fashion for next winter - especially if it is as cold as the last one.