Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
It is shown here in KP Shimmer above, and KP Stroll Tonal below. The pattern is written for 2 sizes, but is easily customizable.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Socks to be gifted
I also made a pair of Kjærlighetsvotter or Lover's mittens for a wedding present. Aren't they great! So that you and your sweetie can hold hands in the mitten. I think I will write up another version of these that are slightly less traditional.
I tested out this lovely blouse and am starting on another test.
I have also finished testing my 3rd shawl design, but it is being kept secret for the time being. =)
Saturday, June 18, 2011
The stitch motif of this cowl swirls around the neck, like the wind and rain of a tempest. This lace cowl is knitted in the round. This cowl can also be worn as a wimple if desired, or shortened for a smaller cowl.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Traditional Estonian lace stitches are used to create this lacey stole. This rectangular stole begins with a provisional CO and is knit in both directions. Side edging is knit as part of the main pattern and completes the ends using the knitted on edging technique. Beads are used in the last stitch motif and NUPPs can be substituted in place of beads.
The pattern is available for sale here, through Knit Picks IDP.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Personelly I find it easier to work off of charts than written instructions. To that end I have created a chart which anyone is welcome to use. You can find it here.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
You can purchase my Ribbed Cable Pullover design here.
This ribbed sweater carries a simple cable pattern throughout the body and sleeves and is meant to be worn with approximately 1 inch of ease. Great project for beginners as the ribbing allows for some flexibly in blocking and a comfortable fit. The pattern is worked from the bottom up in the round, requiring minimal seaming.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
“Kupaianaha” is the Hawaiian word for surprising or wonderful and it may have influenced surfers who had grown up with Howdy Doody. How did I come up with this? Well my first thought was to stick with the Hawaiian theme, and I thought of the surfer phrase cowabunga! Which led me to this. ;)
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
First up was a test knit for a wide but shallow shawl which is perfect to wear around the neck!
Next is a beaded stole knit using 855 yards of lace yarn, destined to be raffled off in the fall at the Harvest Bazaar in my home town of Boulder City NV.
And lastly was the first installment of the Shakespeare in Lace Accessories Club run by http://www.woolywonkafiber.com/. This installment was inspired by the Tempest and will be making it's way to one lucky lady soon ;)
So 3 down, 8 to go! I have one KAL shawl in the works, and a lace & cable stole that I am in the process of designing!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Knit using 300 yards of Knit Picks Stroll Heather sock yarn. These were a lovely cuff-down pattern to be found here. My only complaint is that when working cuff-down patterns you must always ensure that you have enough yarn to finish and so I never lengthen the cuff as I would if I were knitting toe-up socks. The toe-up design allows you to make the most of your sock yarn in my opinion.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Sand Winds Cowl is a repeating cabled cowl, knitted using approximately 300 yards of bulky weight yarn. The cowl shown in the pictures below has been knitted using Wool of the Andes Bulky in Masala. The finished cowl measures 10 inches wide and 25 inches around when blocked.
This cabled cowl is knitted by using a provisional cast then working the cowl flat and finished using the three needle bind off to create the cowl shape. Alternatively you can CO and BO using your favorite method and seam the ends together to create the cowl shape. Written pattern only.