Thursday, September 13, 2018

New Pattern: Teardrop Lake.

Teardrop Lake shawl pattern is now available on Ravelry:
I designed this shawl for Apricot Yarn and Supply  @apricotyarn to be a free pattern giveaway during San Diego Yarn Crawl @sd_yarn_crawl when you visit Apricot Yarns. The shawl will be on display there. I will be at the shop on Friday morning and Sunday afternoon. Please stop by to chat. The Yarn Crawl is from 09/13 till 09/16.
For those unable to attend ;-) the pattern is available on Ravelry at introductory sale of $3.50 until 11pm(PST) on 09/16. It will be $5.00 after that.
Teardrop Lake shawl knitted in wonderful @malabrigoyarn #Malabrigo sock yarn and features combination of stripes worked in stockinette stitch and simple lace. The shawl is knitted sideways. The stockinette and lace sections are interchangeable and their sequence can be easily changed if desired. Grab your favorite yarn and have fun knitting.

Happy knitting,

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

New Pattern: June Gloom Kimono.

June Gloom Kimono pattern is now live!
The pattern will be available at introductory price of $3.50 until the end of the week (10pm, PST, 08/12/18). After that it will be available for $5.00. No coupon code needed.

June Gloom Kimono is a topdown short sleeve cardigan
with a kimono style sleeves and bold diamond pattern.
Garter stitch border is framed by a little icord.
The final version of the cardigan, long minty one, is knitted with @FilaturaDiCrosa Madras yarn purchased at my favorite knitting store @apricotyarn. The cardigan will be on display there shortly. ๐Ÿ˜‰
You can view more pictures of all three versions of this design on Ravelry:

***Please read below before purchasing this pattern, as it is only available in ONE SIZE To Fit Actual Full Bust Circumference of 38.5”/98 cm with 4’’/ 10 cm of positive ease.*** This pattern is only be available in ONE SIZE, the size of the sample I made for myself. The sample specifications are listed in the diagram. My decision of writing and publishing a pattern in only one size is motivated by the fact that unless the interest in my patterns will significantly pick up, I can no longer justify spending so much time on pattern grating and test knitting multiple sizes. Especially now, when I am back in school working towards a new degree and completely different for me profession. After publishing my last garment pattern (Casual Friday cardigan) I have decided to no longer write patterns for garments and just knit those designs for myself, but over the last few years multiple people have asked me about availability of patterns for some of my unpublished cardigans and sweaters and after someone suggested “why don’t you just publish it in your sample size”, I thought why not? :-)
So here we are with my first one size pattern and some other ones to come in the future as well.

Happy knitting,

Monday, May 14, 2018

Queen D shawl :-)

This year I designed and knitted 4 shawls for some friends who have been kind to me over the years. Queen V was the first design in the series of #shawlsforfriends and I gifted the original shawl to my friend Victoria. This one is for me :-) In the spirit of the design name I called my project QueenD. You can find the project on Ravelry:
The shawl will be on display at @apricotyarn. Stop by to see it in person and grab some Sulka Nina by Mirasol Yarn. The shawl knitted in colorway Duck Egg and takes 4 skeins. 
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.

Happy Knitting,

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Corals top.

I designed and started this top last summer while recovering from my eye surgery. Sounds like a great idea, right ;-) Double vision bothered me still at that time, so I put it aside until last month. Did not take me long to finish the top and I am so happy I did. I love how the top turned out. Makes for a great spring/summer layering piece. I used cotton/cashmere (85/15) blend from Colourmart.I love how this yarn feels and have knitted with it before. It is a wonderful yarn for the summer. The only problem with it is that it biases a lot and st. st is not an option as well as any stitch pattern with a moderate amount of st. st. So I opted for a very lacy pattern to avoid the bias. For more details on this design please visit my Ravelry project page:
Happy knitting,


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Blue Donner.

Took me 4 month, but I did finish this beautiful sweater by  Elizabeth Doherty @bluebeestudio I absolutely love it. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ The fit is fantastic.  I wanted to try some new and interesting construction. and Donner fit the bill. I love the shoulder construction of this sweater, especially the braid on the back. For my mods on how I picked up sts for the braid see the project page:

I cannot say enough good things about this pattern.You can tell a lot of thought went into the design and calculations. I highly recommend this pattern, but be aware that it is very very heavy on short rows. I am not a big fan of short rows, but they do make your final garment to fit well and thus worth the straggle even if take four month to make. :-) 
The yarn is light fingering  cashmere from Colourmart @colourmart. After wash it bloomed and absolutely scrumptious.
Happy knitting,