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Our boutique has unique artisan quality hand knitted handbags. All our handbags are hand crafted and made in New Jersey. The handbags are all unique designs and not mass produced, but knitted by Lisa, so her boutique is the only place you can find them on the internet. Custom orders welcomed!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Scarves!

Fall is here and soon winter will be upon us. I've started knitting scarves. Fancy scarves, bulky scarves, scarves for show and for warmth. I am busy making hand knitted scarves. 

I found the yarn tucked away in my yarn cabinet stuck in the back. I know it was made by Wool in the Woods, but I don't know what kind of fiber it is.It is light and silky to the touch. It's colors are gray, and different shades of mauve.


Here's my latest creation The Chalice scarf named after the chalice lace knitting pattern. I love knitting lace. It looks very complicated, but it actually isn't.You Lucky Ladies get a sneak peek before they go up for sale!
Lace knitting is defined by Wikipedia as, "a style of knitting characterized by stable "holes" in the fabric arranged with consideration of aesthetic value. Lace is sometimes considered the pinnacle of knitting, because of its complexity and because woven fabrics cannot easily be made to have holes. Lace knitting is generally not as fine as other forms of lace, such as needle lace or bobbin lace. However, it is better suited for garments, being softer and much faster to produce."
" You can see that lace has a variety of uses. Table cloths, curtains, garments, accessories and so on. Lace is usually knit with yarn so thin and light it's called fingering or lace weight. Traditionally the yarn can be cotton, silk or wool. But today anything goes.

Bias Scarf  
Our next scarf, is made of 100% wool, but is not itchy, and is in beautiful fall colors! I has golds, light and deep magentas, and teal green. It's long a thin so it is perfect for accessorizing. I call it the bias scarf, because it is knitting in bias style, or to knit diagonally, rather than straight up and down or side to side. This pattern is in garter stitch on the bias. Garter stitch is when you knit on the right and wrong sides. It produces a bumpy texture. I couldn't resist putting on fringe. These beauties are on sale now!

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