Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sunshine Daisy Collection.


I am trilled to finally be able to reveal to you my new collection of knitted accessories made in collaboration with Baah Yarn. The collection is called "Sunshine Daisy" and features two shawls and a cowl.
I started working on this collection in January 2015 when I got an opportunity to create 3 designs for Baah Yarn. The yarns I used in the designs are Platinum (Fingering / 4 ply 75% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Silk, 5% Metallic) and Aspen (Sport / 5 ply 75% Merino, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere).  The yarns and the colors inspired the designs you see today. My goal and desire for this collection was to create beautiful knits that play with lace, color and texture. I wanted the designs to be fun and engaging to knit and also to become light, airy, and comfortable accessories one would love to wear. I hope you will enjoy this collection.

The 1st designs in this collection is Sunshine Daisy shawl
The pattern on Ravelry is here.


This shawl has top-down construction, half-circle shape and uses fun to knit flower stitch.  The shawl's size is very easy to customize. The shawl features striking contrasts in texture and colors. The sample was knitted in two colors, but the possibilities of colors are endless and more than 2 colors can be used. 
For my sample I used Platinum by Baah!:
 2 skeins of color 1 (colorway Fog)
 1 skein of color 2 (colorway Lemonade)

The 2nd design in this collection is Muscari shawl 
The pattern on Ravelry is here.


Muscari is a lacy and airy shawl, knitted sideways seamlessly in a fun to knit broomstick pattern. This shawl is a great beginner project and a nice relaxing project for the experienced knitters. It only takes one skein to knit this shawl, which makes for a fast project. 
For my sample I used 1 skein of Aspen by Baah! in colorway Misty.

Last, but not least, is Byzantine Gold cowl
The  pattern on Ravelry is here. 


Byzantine Gold is lacy and airy cowl, knitted in a simple rhombus motif. It is knitted flat and the edges are later joined by Kitchener stitch. This is fast and easy project. The cowl can be worn in the full width or folded in half lengthwise, which makes it reversible. 
For my sample I used 2 skeins of Platinum by Baah! in colorway Byzantine Gold.

There are more pictures of these designs and information on Ravelry. I also will be posting more about each individual design in the coming days.
 
I am hosting a knit-a-long for the Sunshine Daisy Collection in Sunny with a Chance of Knitting group. I hope you will join us :-) The KAL will run until July 4th. The thread for KAL is here:
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/sunny-with-a-chance-of-knitting/topics/3206645


Happy knitting,
Diana

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Upcoming design:Sunshine Daisy.

One more and final :-) teaser picture of the upcoming design collection made from Baah Yarns.
Happy knitting,
Diana

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Upcoming Design: Byzantine Gold.

Another teaser picture of the upcoming designs made from Baah Yarn
  Happy knitting,
Diana

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Upcoming design: Muscari.

I have 3 new patterns coming in few weeks made exclusively from Baah Yarn. I have been working very hard on them since January and so excited to be able to show them to you very soon!
A little teaser picture of one of them.  More to come....
..


Happy knitting,
Diana

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

48 hrs pattern sale.

Sunny with a chance of knitting is having a pattern sale! For the next 48 hrs (until midnight (PST) April17) all patterns in my Ravelry store are "buy two get one free".
Use coupon code: buy2get1free 

 http://www.ravelry.com/designers/diana-rozenshteyn

Happy knitting,
Diana

Sunday, April 12, 2015

New pattern: Mizu.



I am excited to introduce my latest shawl design called Mizu.
Mizu means water in Japanese. It’s phonetically pronounced “mee-zoo”.
Mizu is an elegant shawl that features combination of simple ridges and a wavy lace border. The shawl’s body is knitted bottom-up with the stitches later picked up for the border from the yo loops used for shawl increases. It is fun and easy construction to knit. Purl ridges used in the shawl’s body are carried over to the border as wavy ridges in a contrasting color. Suitable for a lazy night in or for a stroll along the shoreline, this light, yet warm shawl is perfect for all year round.
You can find more details about this pattern on Ravelry.




I will be hosting a knit-a-long for the Mizu shawl in Sunny with a Chance of Knitting group. I hope you will join us :-) The thread for KAL is here:
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/sunny-with-a-chance-of-knitting/3180775/1-25

The pattern is 30% off ($3.50) for the next 48hrs (end of the day on April 14, PST). After that the pattern will be sold at it regular price of $5.00. You can join the KAL at any time, but you need to finish the shawl and post your pictures by the KAL finish day of May 15 in order to qualify for prizes.











Happy knitting,
Diana

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tussah Silk and Tulips shawl.

Love my new skein of Lace // Tussah Silk from DyeForYarn GmbH:-)) The colorway is called Violet coming to dust and it is such a gorgeous color. I cannot wait to knit with Tussah Silk again. My first design in this yarn was "Tulips" shawl. Tulips pattern can be found here:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tulips-6
I have wanted to work with this yarn again ever since. If you have never worked with this yarn before, I highly recommend it. It is velvety, soft and has an amazing drape.



Happy knitting,
Diana

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Parallel Universe once again :-)


My wider stripe version of Parallel Universe mode from Colourmart Silk/Linen 12/57NM is completed and Parallel Universe pattern has been updated with additional file that includes instructions and charts for a wider stripe scarf version and optional beaded picot BO instructions. .
You can find the pattern here:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/parallel-universe
More information on my project on Ravelry is here:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/deenulya/parallel-universe-2








Happy knitting,
Diana

Friday, March 6, 2015

Craftsy shawl/yarn kits.


Some exciting news. Two of my shawl patterns are now available on Craftsy site as a part of yarn/pattern kits. Those patterns are Platochek and Pier.

Platochek kit can be found here:
 

Pier kit can be found here:

Happy knitting,
Diana

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Parallel Universe pattern and Knit-Along

I am very excited to share with you my latest design called Parallel Universe.
Parallel Universe is an airy and light scarf. The striking lines of lace and reverse stockinette stitch make for a very engaging pattern that will keep you interested all the way to the last stitch. The scarf only takes 1 skein of fingering weight yarn and is a fast and enjoyable knit.  



I will be hosting a knit-a-long for the Parallel Universe scarf in Sunny with a Chance of Knitting group. I hope you will join us and knit Parallel Universe just in time for the coming Spring :-) The thread for KAL is here:
The Parallel Universe scarf pattern is now published on Ravelry and can be found here:

 The pattern is 25% off ($4.50) until the KAL starts on February 27. After that the pattern will be sold at it regular price of $6.00. You can join the KAL at any time, but you need to finish the shawl and post your pictures by the KAL finish day of March 31 in order to qualify for prizes. 







Happy knitting,
Diana