Friday, August 12, 2011

Moody Kerchief - Color to Fit Your Mood

A new knitting project just started is the Moody Kerchief, available on Ravelry.  It is a fun one and quick to knit, with a zillion color combinations you can choose.  Only your imagination limits you.

Designer Kirstin Kapur's picture of her design:

Finished Measurements: 42” across top edge, 14” from top edge to base of curve 

Knit Picks says about this the wool/silk blend I chose to work with:
Gloss DK is a luxurious blend of soft Merino wool and lustrous silk. The fiber blend takes dye very well, resulting in glowing saturated colors. Gloss DK has a large spectrum of colors, which are ideal for combining in color work projects. It is next-to-skin soft, and good for wearing around your neck or on your wrists, since it’s not itchy. Its sheen and drape produce a very sleek fabric, which shows off the stockinette stitch.
That Gloss DK is soft, squishy, and easy to handle.  I like that it has silk in it, and the greys look lively, which seems like an oxymoron to the color grey.  Here are the color choices in my project that will look good with blacks, reds, and even peach colors:

(and this Ella Rae sock yarn held together with both the peach and red yarns)

The Knit Girllls (Lala, actually) talked about this design on her podcast in August, saying she had made several from this pattern, and that it was quick to knit and ingenious.  I concur!  And I already know I'll be making another scarf from this same pattern.



  1. That's a lovely pattern and I love the shades of colour you picked!

  2. Ohhh, thank you for sharing this..I love it!!

  3. I've made one and have stock-piled for more for gifts. It's very wearable and this two-colour thing is so intriguing.

  4. Looks like something that would be good to knit up as gifts! Thanks!

  5. What a great rec, Nancy. Mahalo. Love how one can show her moods. I should a few...LOL. Watch out when I wear red!

  6. Gorgeous! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

  7. ooh, I love the stripes and the different pattern sections. Great shawl!


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