Friday, January 8, 2010

I'm back...with Week 28

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


  1. Love all the texture! Just came over to peek at your work and welcome you to our Fiber Focus Group. Welcome!

  2. Hi Prudence,
    Great scrumble ..even without a crochet stitch in site !! Looking forward to seeing some more this year

  3. Prudence,

    This so lovely and delicate looking...glad you are back!


  4. thanks so much; I'll do my best to keep up with one a week again for as long as I can :-)

  5. A scrumble looking tempting enough to be in a French pàtisserie shop for those bec fin with a sweet tooth!
    Lovely structure.
    Happy to see this series continued.

  6. so happy to see you're back. I'm looking forward to your scrumbles. this one is gorgeous to start with.

  7. Thanks, Laura and Cobi. I'll be working on the next one soon.

  8. Glad to see you're back - love looking at your scrumbles. This one is lovely!