Monday, April 9, 2018

New shawl pattern: Bougainvillea.



Bougainvillea pattern is available at introductory price of $1.99 until Thursday, April 12, 10pm PST. The pattern will be available for $5.00 after that. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bougainvillea-7
Bougainvillea is my third design in the series of Shawls for Friends. I designed and knitted this shawl (the purple one in the pics) for my friend JoKaren, who is a fellow knitter I was lucky to meet some years ago through Ravelry. She is kind, wonderful person, supportive friend and has a great spirit about her. She has knitted so many things for others and I wanted to make something for her. A year ago she moved from the sunny California to cold Utah and I thought the lightweight and very warm alpaca shawl will be perfect for her. Also, unaware that this shawl was for her, she suggested the name Bougainvillea for this shawl when I asked for suggestions on my FB page. I hope she will like this surprise shawl ;-)
The yellow Bougainvillea shawl I made for myself. It uses one strand of fingering weight merino/silk and one strand of kidsilk. For details on this shawl see my project page: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/deenulya/bougainvillea-2
Happy knitting,
Diana




 














Sunday, March 4, 2018

Rombik for me :-)

Rombik shawl is my second design in the series of #shawlsforfriends Love Rombik that I made for myself. Green feels so Spring. Also, as you can see, I am a plant addict. These are just two of my numerous plants. #Diana_plants
Love the combination of this two Colourmart cahmere/silk lacewieght yarns. The shawl came out warm and weightless.
I am extending the 50% sale on this pattern until the end of March 5th (11pm PST).











Thursday, March 1, 2018

New shawl design: Rombik.



This year I would like to design and knit several shawls for some friends who have been kind to me over the years.  Rombik shawl is my second design in the series "Shawls for Friends" with more to come. I designed and knitted this shawl for my friend Helen , who I was lucky to meet few years ago through our kids being on the same swim team. We teamed up as well and I am always looking forward to our walks, hikes and conversations. I hope she will like this surprise shawl. :-)
My thoughts going into this series of designs for friends are:
1. to use the color I know they love and wear;
2. design a shawl to complement their lifestyle and personality;
3. make future blocking easier for them by keeping the borders easy to block, since most of them are not knitters;

Rombik shawl features combination of clean lines and rhombus silhouettes set in the garter stitch. The shawl is knitted bottom-up. It is completely reversible and there are no purl stitches in this design. Grab your favorite yarn and have fun knitting.

Introductory 50% off sale until the end of this week (11pm PST, March 4th). Happy first day of Spring everyone!
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rombik










Happy knitting,
Diana

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

New pattern: Queen V.


Queen V is an elegant shawl that features a combination of clean lines, leaf silhouettes with little nupps and a garter stitch border. The shawl is knitted bottom-up with the border done simultaneously with the body. Grab your favorite yarn and have fun knitting.
Introductory 50% off sale until the end of the week (Feb. 25th) 11pm PST.
  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/queen-v




This year I would like to design and knit several shawls for some friends who have been kind to me over the years. Queen V is the first design in the series of Shawls for Friends with more to come.
My thoughts going into this series of designs for friends are:
1. to use the color I know they love and wear;
2. design a shawl to complement their lifestyle and personality;
3. make future blocking easier for them by keeping the borders easy to block, since most of them are not knitters;

I designed and knitted this first shawl in the series for my friend Victoria, who is like Queen mom to everyone and very generous and welcoming host. She said recently that yellow is her favorite color, so I hope she will like this surprise shawl. 
Happy knitting,
Diana