Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
A couple of weekends ago I taught a fairy class at a mini-retreat through Knit Circus and Spud & Chloë Fine was flying around the room. It was so fun to see. Today I have some last photos of our Mini-Fairy Along Fairy. She is worked up in Fine in Popcorn, Glow Worm, Cricket and Wild Berries.
On a slight side note, in our world of variegated and tonal yarns (which I love, too), it is so refreshing to see the beautiful saturated solid tones of Spud & Chloë Fine. I simply love this yarn. The other thing I have heard here and there is a concern about the silk in the yarn especially when it is knit into socks. The silk only adds strength to the superwash wool, plus a gorgeous sheen. It makes the yarn even more durable and beautiful. The fiber really blooms after washing. My Fine socks have worn so well through wearing and washing. If you haven’t tried Fine yet, you should give it a go!
I carefully stitched the wings on my fairy from Knit Simple Holiday 2011 (click here to find out more about the pattern). In the pattern I stitched the wings on the back in a “V” form but for this fairy I placed them in an upside-down V for a different tilt. I like it both ways. It is fun to play around with the placement of things to get different looks. I feel like these wings have a look of motion to them.
In the pattern there are two versions of wings. These are the simplest version.
The stitching on of the wings only takes a couple of minutes at most. For the ends I just pull them to the inside of the toy and trim so the end pops right back inside. Easy peasy.
Now for her hat…. you cast on twice as many stitches as needed and rapidly decrease to get a ruffled edge. This gives her hat a flowery look.
It is a tiny one.
Here she is waving goodbye! Next I’ll put the face on. There are just under 100 fairies posted on Ravelry now (very exciting!) and the mini-fairy along thread has lots of fairy knitters joining in. Click here for the Ravelry group thread. There is plenty of time to grab some Spud & Chloë Fine and knit a few fairies for the holidays. I want to hang a couple of fairies on my tree this year.
I found a really cool pattern and kit using Spud & Chloë Sweater that I am sharing in the next post. I think you will love it! I’ll be back soon with that.