Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Autumn Tango II



In light of the upcoming Autumn Tango KAL in The Yarn Attic group I have knitted a larger version of this pattern in thinner yarn than original. The pattern itself has undergone a major update. The update includes the following changes and additions:
1. Instructions on how to make a larger scarf in DK weight are available at the end of the pattern.
2. The middle joint of the scarf at Provisional CO now does not have one stitch offset as in the previous version of the pattern and aligns perfectly.
3. The number of pattern repeats in each direction of the scarf has been clarified with a different wording to avoid any confusion.
4. There were few typos for the 2nd half of the scarf BO which have been corrected now.
5. A picture of how to block side leaves has been added.




You still have time to join the KAL. The pattern is FREE when you register for the KAL in the KAL thread. There are prizes as well. You can join this KAL no later than Sept 15, 2014 in order to qualify for prizes.




Happy knitting,
Diana

Projects, Paterns and other news :-)



So many projects still waiting to be photographed, to be written as patterns or both. Few of the projects were done months ago and one more than a year ago. Sometimes life interferes and the best of plans get put on hold. I am gradually working through all my projects and patterns. Casual Friday cardi pattern is in the works 1st.  Also, a new version of my Autumn Tango scarf in skinnier yarn is completed and pattern will be updated very soon and just in time for Autumn Tango KAL over at The Yarn Attic group on Ravelry.
 Also, Bordertown pattern is coming next week ;-)


Happy knitting,
Diana

Sunday, August 3, 2014

WIPs

For the first time in 4 months I had any substantial free time to knit this past couple days. My Casual Friday cardigan is almost completed. I am very happy with how everything turned out, but the button  band and will redo it. Pattern writing is next ;-)


While cardigan was blocking, I started a new design from Pigeonroof Studios Bacchus Aran. What a pleasure to knit with this yarn. It is really nice to knit with aran weight after several months of 4ply :-)


Happy knitting,
Diana

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Autumn Tango KAL

Some exiting news to share :-)
Rhonda from The Yarn Attic http://www.theyarnattic.com/ has chosen my design "Autumn Tango" for her Fall KAL. The KAL is just starting in The Yarn Attic group on Ravelry. The pattern is FREE when you register for the KAL in the KAL thread (link below).  There are prizes as well. You can join this KAL no later than Sept 15, 2014 in order to qualify for prizes. 
You can join the KAL on Ravelry here:
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/the-yarn-attic/2979655/1-25#24
Autumn Tango pattern can be found on Ravelry here:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/autumn-tango



Happy knitting,
Diana

Friday, July 11, 2014

WIP: Casual Friday part II



I started knitting the sleeves of my "Casual Friday" cardigan. A little sneak peek ;-) 

Project on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/deenulya/casual-friday

You can now follow me on Facebook for any new pattern announcements and other news.

Have a great weekend and Happy knitting,
Diana

Friday, July 4, 2014

WIP: Casual Friday



A little preview of my new design “Casual Friday”.  It is a stripy topdown cardigan with saddle shoulders.  I hope to have a pattern  ready for test knitting in a month. Stay tuned ;-)

 Project on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/deenulya/casual-friday

You can now follow me on Facebook for any new pattern announcements and other news.

Happy 4th of July and Happy knitting,
Diana

Friday, June 27, 2014

Bordertown.



Bordertown is my new design colaboration with Sunshine yarns. The pattern and yarn kit from Sunshine yarns will be available on Sunshine yarns website on Sunday at 6pm MST. The pattern will be exclusive to the Sunshine yarns until the end of August. After that time Bordertown shawl pattern will be available on Ravelry.  You can now follow me on Facebook for any new pattern announcements and other news.





It has been a pleasure knitting with Sunshine Yarns UltraLuxe Light and designing a shawl for this yarn. This was my first time knitting with UltraLuxe and I love it. The yarn is buttery soft and silky. The drape is superb. The shawl really bloomed after blocking and the drape is fantastic. You can really feel the silk and cashmere in this yarn. The color is gorgeous. Just the right shade of yellow.
I just posted the shawl on Ravelry as my project. You can see more details of Bordertown shawl on my project page.









Some info on the shawl:
Finished size:
After blocking, the sample shawl measures 168 cm (66 inches) long along the top edge and 82 cm (32 inches) deep.
Yarn 1 skein of UltraLuxe Light by Sunshine Yarns, Fingering / 4 ply (75% Merino, 15% Cashmere, 10% Silk) 420 yards / 100 grams in colorway Golden Leaves.
Shawl Construction
The shawl is knitted sideways. One side of the picot/cable border and the top edge are knitted simultaneously with the body of the shawl. The other half of the border is knitted along the bind off edge at the same time as bind off is done. Border section will use about 12-14% of the total yarn used and if you have the scale, you can use your skein to the last inch. This information is included in the pattern as well as to how many sts you need to knit for a 100g skein.



Happy knitting,
Diana

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New Pattern: Lonely Skein.


 
I bought this lovely skein of Sonoma by Baah! last year because of the bright yellow color, but really did not know what to knit with it for a while. Hence the project name, “Lonely skein”. I do not wear hats or gloves, so cowl it is. In the winter time in SoCal you do have a chance to wear cowls and shawls and I take advantage of it every chance I get :)  I can also see myself wearing this cowl near the ocean during the summer evenings. It can get quit chilly and this light and airy cowl will be perfect for such occasions. I love how this cowl turned out.



Lonely Skein is an elegant cowl that features combination of simple lace and cables. The picot edge adds visual interest.  Light and airy it can be worn wrapped twice for a loose fit or 3 times for a cozier feel. The cowl is knitted flat and Kitchener stitch used to join two edges. This is a perfect project for that lonely skein in your stash.  Enjoy!
The pattern is available on Ravelry and my blog.
I am running a promotion on this pattern right now.
The pattern will be sold at $0.99 (75% off its regular price) until Sunday, May 4, 11pm Pacific time. After that date it will be sold at its regular price of $4.00.




Happy Knitting,
Diana

Friday, April 11, 2014

New pattern: Curvy Moon


Curvy Moon is a beautiful garter stitch shawlette accentuated with stripes and wavy border. Curvy Moon drapes lovely around the neck and shoulders. The shawl is knitted sideways seamlessly. This is a great beginner project and a nice relaxing project for the experienced knitters. The design used very little yarn (165 yards of each color of 5ply/sportweight) while still giving a shawl of generous size. This is a great project for utilizing the leftover yarn from the stash. Choose your favorite colors and have fun knitting Curvy Moon.

Pattern can be found on Ravelry or my blog. 








I am running a promotion on this pattern right now.
The pattern will be sold at $3.50 (30% off its regular price) until Monday, April 14, 11pm Pacific time. After that date it will be sold at its regular price of $5.00.












Happy knitting,
Diana