Within the past two weeks I’ve started two new projects and crunched numbers for a new sweater design. I wanted more color in my knits and the Boboli Lace from my FibreShare package jumped out at me from the beginning so, naturally, I picked it up and got to knitting!
This is a new cowl design and I’m loving the way the colors are working up in this yarn. I’ll be needing some test knitters for the pattern soon too, so keep your ears open for that call!
I’m also working on a white Lacy Slouch to be followed up with a black version and sent off to a new owner.
What are you working on this week?
The shawl has been finished, blocked and ooh-ed and ahh-ed over and I’m very happy with the finished project.
I am so happy with how the yellow beads pop against the blue background. This was, of course, my original intention but while working the border I found myself concerned that maybe it would be too much.
Now that it’s been blocked and out for it’s first photoshoot with my photogenic friend Amelia, I can see that my original goal has been accomplished.
So even though knitting with beads was a goal for 2014, I’m glad to have finally finished this project – more than a year in the making but looking great! What are you working on this week?
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen that I made it to the lace edging on my Olive Garden Shawl – which means beads!
I’ve never done beads before but it was one of my goals for last year. I know, sometimes I arrive late to the party but hey, at least I got here! The bead rows definitely slow down the speed quite a bit but I think the end result is totally worth it.
Here’s how I’ve been doing it: Work the stitch to be beaded and place the bead on the world’s tiniest crochet hook.
Remove the stitch from the right hand needle with the hook and slide the bead onto the stitch.
Return the stitch to the right hand needle.
Pretty simple! Have you ever knit with beads before? Share your projects with me in the comments!
At long last, another pattern for you guys! And this one, my friends, is seriously one of my favorites. This is my Midnight Stroll Cardigan, my contribution to the Cozy Fall Light ebook collaboratively produced with Teresa Gregorio and Kirsten Singer.
Midnight Stroll is a wrap-ish cardigan knit out of Manos del Uruguay Serena and Lion Brand LB Collection Silk Mohair. It’s knit from side to side and the sleeves are picked up and worked in the round from the top down with short-row shaped caps. Stitches are picked up along the side and bottom edges and worked with mitres while stitches are picked up and worked straight along the collar.
Personally, I love the drape created when worn open but I also like being able to wrap myself in it and the architectural look that creates in itself.
This pattern is available individually or as part of the ebook (you get a discount on all patterns if you choose the ebook!).
I hope you all love this sweater as much as I do, and special thanks Linda for working up the sample for me! If you live in or are visiting New Jersey anytime soon, you should absolutely go on one of her Photo Tours!
Earlier this year Teresa Gregorio, Kirsten Singer and myself decided to work on an ebook together. Cozy Fall Light is the culmination of those efforts and in it you’ll find 3 fun, sophisticated and cozy sweaters. There are two cardigans and a cropped pullover in this collection.
Kat is Teresa’s sweater and I think it is equal parts young and sophisticated. I love how she’s styled it in these photos!
Kirsten worked up Carlee. The details really make this sweater, in my opinion. The cables on the cuffs and collar as well as the ribbing on the side are a great pairing.
My contribution is Midnight Stroll. It’ll get it’s own post with details about my inspiration but let’s just say that this has become a fast favorite in my closet rotation!
Check out each of our blogs this week to learn more about our individual designs and the processes behind them!
I finally finished this puppy. Once I put my nose to the grindstone, it didn’t take too long to complete but it certainly took longer for me than the past few I’ve made. I wanted to use mostly stash yarns for this one and I accomplished the feat of not having to purchase more yarn! Woo! Stash busting!
This was made for a long-time friend of mine who travels between Antarctica and Alaska primarily but makes a few trips to Denver a year and we always make the time to see each other when we can. I’m excited to see the pictures of this helmet on it’s many adventures!
I released the Bearded Viking Helmet in 2012 and thought that it was finally time to revamp the pattern! I’m re-releasing it this month and if you use the code viking4life you can get it for 20% now through the end of the month (that’s a good headstart on your Halloween costume)!
What are you working on? Have you finished anything lately?