Yes, I'm actually back!
and I'm going to do my best to find time to create and blog about another scrumble each week
...for a while, that is...hopefully at least for the first few months of 2010!
so here is week 28, the first for the new year
This is a scrumble that is 100% knitting - not a crochet stitch in sight! I have used a variety of different knit stitches including garter, rib, moss, double moss, slip and reverse stocking stitch.
This scrumble was started with the small garter stitch rectangle near the top, the piece that is worked in the white cotton yarn with beads. From then on, each new area of knitting was picked up along the edge of a previously made section. Some of the sections were bent over and caught at the back of the work when the cast-off row was worked, forming small bumps and pleats and creating a more textural effect.
I added the white mohair border using a continuous strand of yarn, by picking up stitches along the side of each peak with the right side facing, working a single row of knit stitches, and then casting off on the following row. When I was back to only 1 stitch on the needle again, I picked up more stitches down the other side of the peak, or up the side of the next section, until the border completely surrounded the piece.
The finished scrumble measures approximately 23cm (9") wide, by 19cm (7-1/2") deep