I love Lesley Anne Robinson's brioche shawls! I just finished this one, Mauvelous, with Madelinetosh Twist Light in colorways Beautiful Liar, Heart of Glass, and Slugworth. Turned out pretty! I love how the brioche and lace play well with each other. It's funny—I couldn't wait to finish the garter and lace sections just to get … Continue reading Mauvelous!
I picked up some Madelinetosh Tosh Sock at The Knitting Nook in Owasso, Oklahoma last year and decided to finally cast on a wide brioche scarf for me to wear this winter. The colorways are Pop Rocks, Toko and Onyx. My project notes are here. The pattern is Coffee at the Grand by Lesley Anne … Continue reading Coffee at the Grand for Me
Bronnie (Casapinka) asked me to test/sample knit her Crown Wools shawl prior to the Mystery Knit-Along (MKAL) she was having in her Ravelry group discussion thread. She sent me this gorgeous set from Miss Babs, Gradient in Yummy 2-Ply Toes in colorway Almalfi Coast. Knitting this shawl was FUN! I really enjoyed the different stitch … Continue reading The Crown Wools MKAL
Hubby received a generous gift from a kind friend so he asked a favor that I knit a scarf to gift back. After many pattern tries (six), I finally decided on Susan Ashcroft's Zig zag scarf (3 ways) with 100% silk Malabrigo YarnMora in colorways Pearl Ten and Piedras. Absolutely no regrets—Stitchnerd Designs patterns never … Continue reading Silk Chevron Opera Scarf
After an extended hiatus, I'm back! Kristel from Malabrigo poked me today, asking if they could share my Rebel Two shawl on their social media feed. Yay! Just the thing to break me out of blogging hibernation! Here it is, Rebel by Lesley Anne Robinson, knitted up with Malabrigo Yarn Sock in colorways Abril and … Continue reading Rebel
I managed to lose the protective sleeve to my mini scale the other day. Bummer. But I found this cute Herringbone iPhone Cosy pattern by Brent Annable that fit my scale perfectly. I just knit it just as the pattern specified, but with some leftover yarn that I used for my slippers. This turned out … Continue reading Mini Scale Cozy
With some Madelinetosh Twist Light in Hi/Lo and Dirty Panther left over from the Provençal Shawl, I decided to start a small brioche scarf to work on between larger projects. Mrs. Zwaalie's Brioche Scarf is a free pattern by Nancy Marchant. It doesn't have any increases or decreases, so it's easier for a beginner to … Continue reading Mrs Zwaalie’s Brioche Scarf for me!
I posted previously about making slippers (for me!) and that I was going to make the men's version for hubby. The pattern is Options Slippers for Men by Kris Basta—Kriskrafter, LLC. These worked up quickly and fit well. I used Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in colorways Red Wine Heather with Charcoal and Midnight Heather with … Continue reading Hubby Slippers and a Manatee
Last week, I was asked to knit up a sample of the new Casapinka shawl, Your Slip is Showing, for Dream in Color. Veronica at Dream in Color needed it for trade shows and a kit! She sent me these beauties! They are in her Jilly base, 100% Merino single in colorways (A-D): Bedtime, True … Continue reading Your Slip is Showing Sample Knit for Dream in Color
Miss Babs requested I knit up her beautiful Yummy Two-Ply in colorway Beach Chair for a sample shawl to be displayed at Stitches West coming up in Santa Clara, CA February 22, 25. The shawl pattern is Dragonfly's Path by Jennifer Weissman. And was an ingenious design with how it incorporated the beautiful cable border. … Continue reading Dragonfly’s Path Sample Knit for Miss Babs