Bot some fabulous Mini Mochi at Weaving Works in Seattle during a yarn shopping trip with friend Darliss. WW is a great shop with a wonderful selection and variety of yarn, plus supplies for weavers. Also, they have lots of books and notebooks of patterns. I wish I lived a bit closer as it's a 50+ mile trip one way thru downtown and the worst of the I-5 corridor traffic.
One of the store models was a wonderful shawl that included some leaves and a growing band of stockinette.
Here's the beginning of the shawl . .
|The yarn specified by the pattern was Regia Angora Merino|
solid colors. But I preferred this Mini Mochi in
a color wave that includes dark emerald and some copper
|Will need a good blocking (you can see the pins holding|
scarf in place for pix.) The center section expands while
the leaves travel up each side.
Great pattern at a great price. This little "journal" from Regia has at least 12 patterns, including a series for babies. There are hats, scarves, shawl, sox -- variety at a great price. $6.95 US.
After the expansion, the center stockinette section will decrease its way back to nothing, leaving only the leaves to intersect at the finished (and narrow-again) end of the scarf.
|Love the yarn, though I have to watch not to split. I am using|
a US 4 needle.
Really enjoying this one. It moves along. It's not too taxing. The yarn is soft and the colors are yummy. I will wear it this Spring even if the sun is shining. I am a knitter.