I usually show off a completed item on Wednesdays here on the blog but I don’t have photos of anything completed to show you that I haven’t already shown you. So, I decided it was a good week to participate in WIP Wednesday, which is hosted over at Tami’s Amis.

I think this is going to be a cowl, although I actually have enough of the yarn to turn it into a scarf. Either way, here’s what I’m doing with it:

  • Rows alternating FPDC and BPDC every other stitch to create a two-sided, highly textured fabric.
  • Bullions. I am doing a yarn over 9 times for each bullion. I am separating one bullion with three hdc to spread the bullions out throughout the row that they are on.
  • The rows in between post stitch rows and bullion rows are all hdc.
  • I’ll do a border around the whole thing when I’ve got the length I want but I haven’t decided on the border stitch.
I am using a Rowan 100% wool yarn that I got from Scrap, our artist thrift store here in San Francisco. It’s a green color that is close to the shade in the close-up photo here.
Don’t forget to head over to Tami’s Amis to see everyone else’s WIPs.
This is my first time working with bullions. Have you done it? Any tips or thoughts?

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  1. Ugh, bullion stitches! Not my favorite, by any means. But if you use a hook with a straight shaft it is easier to make them.

    • Kathryn Reply

      @Annwhite – Thanks for the tip. I love how they look but they’re definitely not simple to make!

  2. The bullions I’ve done have not gone well, I regret I have no tips. But yours look nice!! :)

    • Kathryn Reply

      Thanks @Contessa – I had actually tried them once before and they didn’t work. I’m sure it depends on both hook and yarn but I haven’t quite figured it out. These were tough for me.

  3. ElisabethAndrée Reply

    Your work looks really pretty! Bullion stitches are not my favorite, but you make them look smart:)

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