Bronnie sent me a skein of my first Primrose Yarn to knit a sample of Aquiline by Casapinka. So pretty! Primrose Yarn Co. Adelaide in colorway Double Bubble. This shawl pattern shows off the beauty of this yarn! And a quick knit, too! My project notes are here. For more info on Aquiline, check out … Continue reading Primrose Aquiline sample for Casapinka
I finally took the plunge and linked up with Create2Thrive to add my patterns to the KCDesigns shop! What this means is they conform my PDF patterns to be used in the knitCompanion app (Apple, Android and Kindle Fire) where written or charted patterns can easily be followed with their line-by-line tracking. A huge benefit … Continue reading My patterns are available on knitCompanion!
I love it when Deb sends me pink yarn! Another sample knit for Spruce Lane Designs, Sunrise Over Bryce. She sent me two skeins of Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply in Wild Iris colorway, A Light. This shawl is great for binge watching or social knitting. I basically memorized the lace section because it was so … Continue reading Sunrise Over Bryce sample for Spruce Lane Designs
I love swapping yarn and stuffs on Ravelry and wound up with some Ella Rae Lace Merino Chunky in the descriptive colorway, 505. It turned out very nice as a cabled hat, Gather At The Pyramid, by Jiayi Kong. The pattern is free! My project notes include a couple of small errata as does the … Continue reading Gather at the Pyramid
Deb of Spruce Lane Designs is re-releasing her Ephemeris mosaic shawl pattern from Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 23: Winter 2017. I was the lucky sample knitter of the original shawl, so when she needed a new sample, I jumped on it. Here's Ephemeris worked up in Malabrigo Yarn Sock in Zarzamora and Pearl. Such a … Continue reading Ephemeris sample for Spruce Lane Designs
I love brioche and these scarves show how lovely brioche looks in both 100% wool and 100% acrylic. The pattern is Advancing Lines by Lavanya Patricella. The wool version was knit up in Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in colorways Begonia Leaf and Rocky Mountain High, Colorado. My project notes for this scarf are here. The acrylic … Continue reading Advancing Lines brioche scarves
I had some super bulky leftovers from another project so I worked them up with my self-published pattern, Caracol Cowl. I used Madelinetosh A.S.A.P. in colors Venus in Blue Jeans and French Toast, alternating every other row to blend them. My project notes are here. I really liked how it turned out. My Caracol Cowl … Continue reading Super Bulky Scrap Cowl
I love Lesley Anne Robinson's brioche patterns and this one was no exception. It's 7th Avenue by KnitGraffiti. This scarf worked up very quickly and, like all of Lesley's patterns, was well-written. I used super bulky Madelinetosh A.S.A.P. in Holi Festival, French Toast and Venus in Blue Jeans and Lana Grossa Silkhair in 052 Cream. … Continue reading 7th Avenue test knit for KnitGraffiti
Catching up on my project posts here with the beginning of 2019 with a sample knit I did for Casapinka. It's Aquiline, a lovely one-skein shawlette worked up in Miss Babs' Yummy 2-Ply in colorway Has to Be. My project page on Ravelry is here. This shawlette really shows off the pretty speckles in this … Continue reading Aquiline Sample for Casapinka
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!