Duality Shawl: Knit Now 45

Duality Shawl: Knit Now 45

Duality Shawl - in issue 45 of Knit Now
Duality Shawl – in issue 45 of Knit Now

This has to be, hands-down, one of my favourite designs ever. I loved working with the Blacker Swan over-dyed Falklands Merino DK in the sample and the colours (while not to everyone’s taste, I will admit) are totally “me”.

Duality Shawl
Duality Shawl

This side-to-side shawl/scarf features lace, cables, garter stitch, and intarsia.

The shaping for the shawl is done within the garter stitch section.

The lace and the cables are all fully charted.

The ends of the shawl are shaped, with the cables growing gracefully out of and into the points.

Duality shawl - close up of cables and lace edging
Duality shawl – close up of cables and lace edging

This pattern features in the revamped Knit Now issue 45, available in selected UK newsagents and supermarkets or online (internationally) in paper or digital format from More Mags.

 

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FO Friday: Cricket Cosy

FO Friday: Cricket Cosy

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Adorbs!

How cute is this?!

Pattern: Cricket Cosy by Ros Clarke, from p/hop.

[My Ravelry Project Page]

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The back

 

Yarn & needles: Sugar ‘n’ Cream in white (90 m/58 g) and blue/cream variegated (15 m/10 g).

4 mm straights and 3.75 mm dpns

Dates: 24th – 27th Feb 2015

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And one more for the road!

Notes/mods:

  • Only used 1 CC, instead of 2.
  • Worsted-weight cotton instead of DK simply because that’s what I had to hand.
  • Accidental modification of crossing the cables the opposite way. It’s now a design feature.
  • Another accidental mod of leaving off the stripes around the v-neck collar.
  • I’m going to be honest and say that it’s really difficult to get this on my teapot. I don’t know if it’s because of the yarn I used, but it’s really tricky. And it’s not easy to get the lid on, once the cosy is on the teapot.
  • However, it is super cute and I hope it will keep my tea warmer for longer!
FO: Crab Claw hooded cowl

FO: Crab Claw hooded cowl

or: The Skinned Ewok Hood

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I finished this on Saturday and I’m blogging this on a Sunday. Will wonders never cease?!

Pattern: My own, made up out of my own sick mind, by Me [My Ravelry Project Page].

Crab Claw/Antler cable from the Harmony Guide of 220 Aran Stitches.

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Sweet muppety Jeebus, this is warm!

Yarn(s) & Needles:

  MC: Sirdar Click Chunky in “Hustle Brown” (hehe). 3 x 50 g used

  CC: Laines Du Nord Duchessa in “Light brown/brown” (imaginative). 2.5 x 50 g used

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This may be the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever knitted. And I’m including the apple cosy in my calculations.

6 mm circ, 100 cm long and 7.5 mm circ, 80 cm long. I didn’t have a 15 mm needle for the CC so I used my 7.5 mm needle and wrapped the yarn around it twice, dropping the extra loop on the next row.

Dates: Jan 4th – Jan 17th 2015

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Snow!

Notes:

  • Basically just made it up as I went along, with only a little mathematics involved!
  • Cast on at the centre top, using Judy’s Magic Cast on, and knit down.
  • Cowl cast on at centre back (using temp crochet cast on) and attached by knitting it on with the live stitches from the hood.
  • Liner is knitted in to hood.
  • Inspiration came from (may the Saints of Knitting preserve me) twig, by Tiny Owl Knits.
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Hmmm… toggles…
Something-alliterative Sunday

Something-alliterative Sunday

Progress on the Advent Socks (as of yesterday morning

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And progress on something I don’t think I’ve shared before; a cabled hooded cowl of my own design.
I cast on at the top of the hood and knit down, making it totally seamless for the main bit of it.

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As you can see, it will be lined in a real-wool faux-fur. Hmmm… toasty warm!
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The inside of the hood.

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FO: Autumn Glow socks

FO: Autumn Glow socks

I’m pretty sure these are the first socks with cables on them that I’ve managed to complete! This is a nice pattern that’s just complicated enough to keep my interest but not so tricky that I could only work on it in total silence. This yarn is really lovely and the gold sparkles really shine through! It’s dyed using walnut shells (not something I’ve come across before) and you could tell because there were still some pieces in the fibre!

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