Stratum Shawl

Here's a lovely new brioche shawl pattern by Leela Frankcombe, Stratum shawl. I test knit this interesting shawl pattern for Leela with Machete Shoppe Simple Sock in colorways Lovedrunk and Winter Wonderland, purchased from Yarn Social in Kansas City, Missouri. The cord-looking elements near the edge of the shawl, made with Leela's welt stitch, were … Continue reading Stratum Shawl

Hot Line

Hot Line by MonsterKnits is a triangular-shaped shawl with elements of garter stitch, stripes and fisherman’s rib. If you’re not into brioche, but like the way it looks, fisherman’s rib may be your thing! This was the perfect pattern to show off my Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere Ode to Spring Set that I … Continue reading Hot Line

Hope Raises test knit for Paola Albergamo

Paola Albergamo designed her cowl, Hope Raises, with textured stitches to offer FREE during the pandemic. Easy stitches and DK weight yarn make it a fast knit and looks lovely! I test knitted with Madelinetosh Farm Twist in colorway Elizabeth Taylor. The Farm Twist feels like silk, but is lovely to work with because it’s … Continue reading Hope Raises test knit for Paola Albergamo

Chess Shawl

I really enjoyed test knitting Raina Kruus’ Chess Shawl with the other lovely test knitters last month. The yarn is Dream in Color Jilly Cashmere in colorways Whetstone and Velvet Port. The shawl is warm and squooshy and the pattern was a delight to knit. It came out to a good size, too. My project … Continue reading Chess Shawl