Saturday, October 13, 2012

New Shawl Patterns

I have 2 new shawl patterns out. The first which has be a while in the works is Dáiríne Stole


After one lovely sunny week in Trondheim (in March) and I thought spring had sprung. However I was oh so wrong, as we then got several inches of snow! The snow and cold kept coming while I longed for spring, and this shawl is the result of that! DÁIRÍNE is derived from Irish Gaelic dáire meaning “fruitful, fertile”. This stole is knit in three pieces and grafted together using the kitchner stitch. Sides A and B are knit from the bottom up, the center section is then worked in the round.
Note that the gauge listed above is relatively loose with 3mm needles, I suggest that tight knitters go up a needle size.
The shawl can be easily lengthened by increasing the number of vine chart repeats in sides A & B.

The second was a stream-of-consciousness knit that is easily customizable called Radiate

This semi-circular shawl is knitted using a combination of lace and cables. Beginning with a circular CO this shawl is knit top-down. The increases can be placed at any interval making the shawl easily customizable to any length or width.
Both are available on raverly.com for download. :)


Friday, June 1, 2012

New stole in the works

I knit this shawl for my shawl exchange partner. I was inspired by the lovely yarn from Wooly Wonka Fibers. We had just had one lovely sunny week in Trondheim (March) and I thought spring had sprung. However I was oh so wrong, as we then got several inches of snow! The snow and cold kept coming while I longed for spring, and this shawl is the result of that!


I have been asked by serveral knitters when the pattern will be out. You will be happy to know that I believe (fingers crossed) that I have worked out some kinks in the pattern, and plan on writting it up this week. Hopefully testers will receive it on Monday and finish by the end of June!



This stole is so far unnamed. I named my project, Fiorella, which means little flower, but I am not entirely happy with it. I am also toying with DÁIRÍNE derived from Irish Gaelic dáire meaning "fruitful, fertile". Thoughts?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Good Day Sunshine




My latest desgin Good Day Sunshine can now be found on knitty.com :)

Winters can be cold and dark in Norway, so when spring comes I take every chance to be outside in the sunshine. In fact, you are looked upon as kinda crazy if you choose to stay inside when you can soak up the sun. Every year, when it is warm enough to sit outside I catch myself humming Good Day Sunshine by The Beatles:

“I need to laugh, and when the sun is out
I've got something I can laugh about
I feel good, in a special way
I'm in love and it's a sunny day
Good day sunshine ”


This is my humble ode to Sunshine.

Estonian gathered stitches combined with eyelets create the fabric for the center of this sunny shawlette. A mix of lace and cabling is then used to flare out the shawlette into intertwining rays of sunshine, ensuring that the shawlette sits nicely on your shoulders.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Design - Nimrodel





“Beside the falls of Nimrodel, 
by water clear and cool, 
her voice, like silver falling fell 
into the shining pool”

Nimrodel is a cable and lace triangular shawl worked from the top down. The pattern can be easily customized by changing the number of repeats of Chart A. The pictured shawl uses approximately 700 yards of fingering weight yarn. 400 yards would make a shawlette size.

I knit to audio books a lot and was listening to Lord of the Rings, and trying to come up with something for my shawl exchange partner. She said her favorite colors were water tones, and the beautiful yarn from the yarn yard reminded me of cool water. So I tried to come up with a pattern that reminded me of water flowing over stones and this is what I came up with.