Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cast-On: Ma Belle Amie

Knitting is the new black. Have you noticed all the knitting happening lately? Not just here, but all over blog-land. It's so inspiring. I've picked up my knitting needles after a long break and it feels really good. Winter is the perfect time of year to snuggle up under a quilt and knit.

Ma Belle Amie by yarn-love
I really liked the stripes and color play in this scarf pattern. It starts with a provisional cast-on which I've never done before but I'm always excited to learn something new. The stitches from my first try were too tight and the motion felt a little awkward. I tried it again and it went much smoother. My inner perfectionist made me try one more time and the third time was a keeper.

Colors: Honey, Hawk, Tranquil and Aegean

When choosing the color order for the stripes it's important to look for contrast. I thought I had it just right until I was knitting the second stripe of grey. Maybe I should have added a cream like the sample? I'm going to keep going and hope that the mustard color helps tie everything together. Come on mustard!

Pattern: Ma Belle Amie by yarn-love on Ravelry
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss DK in Aegean, Tranquil, Hawk and Honey
Provisional Cast On Tutorial from YouTube


  1. Such pretty colors! I have a kit for a knit picks afghan called "color shift."

  2. Love your color palette here Adrianne. I think the mustard will set everything off beautifully!

    You're so right about knitting /crochet projects infiltrating quilter blogs/ig/flickr. I was also inspired to pick up the old needles :)

  3. That is going to be a gorgeous scarf!
    I do find it interesting, all the knitting I've seen lately. It's funny because I started my blog 7 years ago as a knitting blog and then slowly gained an interested in quilting and have never looked back. I barely knit anymore, it's so sad! LOL! But it is nice to know that I can pick out some yarn from my bin anytime the mood does strike.

  4. Gorgeous. Modern and so stylish!



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