I am going to make the angel ornaments from this book. They are what is called "Redwork". The embroidery is all done in Red.
Here is a picture of what they are supposed to look like when complete. This is something new for me.
My supplies so far. I have to work on some sort of light box so I can transfer the pattern to the material. I have a glass coffee table, so I just have to get a light under it. I forgot the red thread oops.
I decided to to the longer scarf with only 6 stitches. This has been something really new. The pattern said to pick up stitches by putting the needle from back to front 6 times. The stitches being the top 2 threads of the braid. Then you just knit and keep turning.
The front side and the back side look exactly the same. I was able to make 8 inches in 20 minutes.
I finally figured out how to hide the ends. It didn't turn out as long as the pattern said. I probably knitted too loosely. The finished length is 44 inches not 62.
I am still pleased with the finished project. It took 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete. If you need a really fast gift this would be it.
NOTE: This pattern is on the Red Heart Sashay Yarn label.