Sunday, January 19, 2014

New shawl pattern: Pier

 My new pattern Pier is now live on Ravelry and my blog :-))
Pier is a unisex shawl knitted sideways seamlessly in a simple garter stitch. This design takes advantage of the difference in stripes position to one another in the border and the body of the shawl. This shawl is a great beginner project and a nice relaxing project for the experienced knitters. There are just a few short rows and absolutely no stitches to be picked up for the border. The body and the border are knitted at once. Choose your favorite colors and have fun knitting Pier.


 The grey/pink shawl was a prototype I have knitted in light fingering yarn. The pattern instructions are for the design you see in the DK weight white/brown shawl.

 Happy knitting,

Sunday, January 5, 2014

New Free Pattern: Sweet Nothing.

Sweet Nothing is an airy scarf/wrap with beautiful beaded picot bind off. This design takes advantage of the subtle difference in color and texture created by consecutively knitting with light kidsilk yarn and more darker alpaca. Alpaca stripe is knitted in st. st. and kidsilk stripe is knitted with dropped Yos to make it wider then alpaca stripe. “Sweet Nothing” can be easily worn for an evening out or for a casual occasion paired with an everyday outfit.

I have started this scarf as a travel project and then put it aside and finished it during the December holidays. Perfect little something to keep your hands busy when there is not enough time for more involved and complicated projects. Also, perfect project for watching Elementary ;-))
I wanted to use Miyuki beads for BO, but my favorite Bead shop near my house closed ;-((((( I could only find the Czech glass beads at Jo-Ann’s in the color I needed. Worked out well in the end.
6/0 Czech glass e-beads in colorway Crystal/Gold, about 74
A free pattern for this simple design is now available on Ravelry and my blog.
My project on Ravelry is here.

Happy knitting,