Thursday, 22 December 2011
When I subscribed to Rowan wools Magazine for one year it proved to be a great bargain as the joining fee cost less than the four magazines and the 6 balls of Rowan pure wool 4ply and the free patterns for two scarves that I received. It took me a long tome to get around to knitting the free wool but eventually this was the result. I didn't finish the scarf off as required by the pattern but I grafted the two ends together to form a circular scarf with no seam.
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Saturday, 22 January 2011
This was an easy knit. This is a free pattern from Ravely "Larch, by Tinks and Frogs Rue, from tinksandfrogs http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/larch
Old Shale is a classic Shetland stitch. The only difficulty encountered in this pattern was the increase in pattern repeat but once I realized where I was going wrong it all fell into place nicely.I like the juxtaposition of these colours and the wool is lovely and soft 100% Merino (Cygnet Superwash DK)
I have knitted this for my cousin whose 40th birthday has just gone. She may need it as she and her partner have just returned from Antigua on a celebratory trip.
Friday, 7 January 2011
|Swallowtail showing the edging|
lily of the valley and budding
|Edging, lily of the valley and budding|
close-up of pattern
|This shows a close-up view of the |
This was knitted from the top down and increases made to create the long edge. This is a really ingenious pattern but it is a failry standard way of knitting a triangular shawl. It can be made larger by increasing the budding repeats to 19. This is the smaller version of the shawl as described in the published pattern. The only small difficulty are the nupps to create the lily of the valley pattern but once you get the hang of them it is a breeze. There are various YouTube videos describing how to do them which you can look up.