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”.
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.
These ultra-feminine fingerless mitts were inspired by the big, busy prints seen on the Spring/Summer 2013 runways and the little cream lace on the cuff echoes delicate ladies’ gloves trimmed with broderie anglaise. Although the Shetland wool, at first, may not scream summer, I always keep a pair of fingerless mitts with me for those chilly days on the beach or cool evenings in the garden. Make in bold colours for a statement or pastel shades for a more delicate feel.
I think these have to be the most feminine things I’ve ever designed, and I love them!
They turned out pretty much as I had envisioned them, which is not always the case!
It was a tricky “birth” but I got there in the end.
Yarn: Ripplecrafts Shetland 4-ply in The Bru (and yes, it really is that orange!), Ecru, Wild Violets and Primrose. Note: there is a code in the magazine for 15% off the yarn used from Ripplecrafts.
Wardown Mitts are in Knit Now issue 24, on sale from the 25th July 2013 from moremags.com (who ship/post overseas) and selected supermarkets in the UK.
While it wasn’t an official birthday outing it was close enough (only 2 months late!)
I met up with a couple of my “imaginary” friends off of the t’internet for a morning/afternoon of coffee, gingerbread men and yarn shopping.
Malabrigo Lace in a yummy chocolate brown, pale lilac and baby blue colour.
And what I’ve made with it so far:
I’ve managed a few rows of my Blooming shawl (which still defies being photographed correctly; in some lights it’s blue, in others purple) and a couple of motifs in the Corelli CAL. I have two more completed washcloths.
Both made in Peaches and Cream yarn.
The cold is progressing and I’m now at the hacking dry-cough stage. Of course, this is really nothing in comparison to what happened in Japan so I’m trying not to complain to much.
Yarn and needles: Rico Creative Poems Aran (100% new wool) colour 003. Used all of 2 x 50g balls (approx. 200m total). 5 mm bamboo straights. Purchased from Black Sheep (no affiliation, just a very satisfied customer)
Size: 4″ wide by 50″ long without fringe and 58″ with fringe.