I brought out this scarf today to keep warm in the newly frigid temperatures around here. I forgot how much I like it! So I thought I would share the pattern with you. I actually made a few of these last year, and no matter what color or yarn I chose, I was really pleased with the result. The pattern looks more complicated then it is, and knits up really quickly. I held together a basic Aran weight wool blend and a fine angora that changed colors slightly to make the scarf shown here. But I also made a few of them with only the wool blend, both turned out wonderfully. I also like my scarves really long, so you may not need as much yarn as the pattern calls for. Have fun!
The Peacock Scarf
UPDATE: I have recently started re-making this scarf in an entirely different yarn for a totally different look. Check it out here:
Sneek Peek: The Peacock Scarf Re-visited
I did take my needles down about 2 sizes to a #6, but used the exact same pattern with no other changes. We have also added a You Tube video that is very helpful with row 3 that you can find in this post.
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Make your own fabulous wool felt hat for fall! This adorbale hat is one of our latest patterns at the shop. This is the beautiful Shannon modeling the hat that is named for her.
Fall is here! The colors are amazing and it is the perfect time of year to wear my red boots. I have a small shoe obsession, and these are one of my very favorites!! I purchased them at a little shop called The Children’s Hour. They have the best shoes in Salt Lake and luckily they are right around the corner from me.
The fabric above is an amazing piece that I have been hanging on to for years, waiting for just the right quilt to come along. So far I am still saving it, any ideas? I just adore it! It is from a company called American Folk & Fabric. They specialize in reprinting vintage fabrics from the early 19th & 20th century. Their fabric is 60″ wide and a little more expensive, so we only get a few of their fabrics at the shop. But they are always show stoppers!
Sorry I have no -giveaway this week, but check back next week because I am going to have a good one! The winner from the last giveaway for Henrietta is Claudine! Yay!
Busy Bee Quilt Designs is one of my very favorite pattern companies, everything that they do is simple & chic. The two patterns above have just surfaced at the shop, and I can’t wait to make both of them . Victory Garden is a twin size quilt with a wonderful retro British feel and Bistro Betty is a great new take on the aprons that everyone is making like crazy. Hip Baby is a pattern by the same designer that I have made many times. It always looks wonderful no matter what fabrics you choose, and is truly quick and easy.
After almost a year of not being available in the US,Classic Babies by Rowan has returned. This book has been by far the most popular baby knitting pattern book at Piper’s. The sales may be influenced a little by the fact that Jeanette made three of the sweaters out of the book. Now that we can get the book again, we are tempted to make even more!
Its that time of year again! I love Halloween, it is my very favorite holiday. Last year I tried to glitter my pumpkins just like I saw on Martha, but was really disappointed with the end result. Plus the glitter, was falling off the pumpkins and all over my porch, hence all over my dogs and all through out my house for weeks. I am sure Martha’s did not do that, I think I may have used the wrong glue. So this year, I wanted to try something a little different. I decided to spray paint the pumpkins, with paint that already had glitter in it. I love the result! I am so happy with my pumpkins that I had to show them off. I even added clear coat to ensure there would not be any glitter situation this year.
Another adorable apron to add to your collection! We used some Anna Griffin fabric to make our version of the Stella Apron by Grand Revival. The pattern includes a half apron variation as well as a few pocket choices for the full apron. My goal this year is to become semi-proficient in the kitchen. Like all of my endeavors, I feel as though if only I get my hands on the right tools, the excellence will follow. This apron is definitely one of the right tools!
With the apron pattern we recieved the two amazing bag patterns shown below, the Practical Bag and the Ava Bag . Thanks goodness it is Friday and I can get going on some of these projects over the weekend.
We are constantly playing the CD shown above in the shop, in fact I am listening to it right now. We are asked daily about it, who is it, where can I buy it. So here you go, so that you can pick it up for your collection. It is just perfect for late night sewing listening. The CD is called A New Standard and is by Steve Tyrell.
Here is a little video of his live performance on Jay Leno, so you can see how wonderful he is. Steve Tyrell on the Tonight Show
This book is a must have! It allows you to take your knit or crochet items to a whole new level, with absolutely beautiful embellishments! Think of all of the baby hat possibilities alone! There are great photos and easy to fllow instructions. Besides the endless array of flowers, there are also butterflies, ladybugs, cherries, leaves and much more! We at Piper’s highly reccomend that you add this book to your library.