Deb of Spruce Lane Designs asked me to test/sample knit Bye Bye Birdies, a gradient shawl knitted up in Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin in Zimtapfel colorway and Wollemeisen Birdies in The African Queen, Charlie & Rosi colorways. My project info is here. This mosaic shawl is richly colored for the fall/winter season. Gorgeous! … Continue reading Bye Bye Birdies
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 was fortunate to be asked to sample/test knit/tech edit Casapinka’s No Harm, No Cowl with Miss Babs' new Yowza Mini Trio in colorways Chirp, Slate and Blarney Stone. You can catch Miss Babs and Casapinka at Rhinebeck this weekend! It's amazing how squooshy and warm this cowl is! And it knits up quickly—it would make … Continue reading No Harm, No Cowl
I am a sucker for Lesley Anne Robinson's brioche shawls. Dandelion Fields was no exception. Yarns used were Wren House Yarns in colorway Birdtracks 31 for the main color and Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in colorway Roisin for the contrast color. I was surprised that this between-other-projects project was completed rather quickly. The pattern … Continue reading Dandelion Fields
Helen at Miss Babs contacted me to knit up a sample kid's sweater for an upcoming trade show. Of course, I jumped on it! Whippersnapper is a cute pattern by Triona Murphy that I knit up with Miss Babs Gradient in Yummy 2-Ply Toes. The colorway was Aquarius. This turned out adorable. My project notes … Continue reading Whippersnapper
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
Back in July, I made my friend a shawl for her birthday. I used Trendsetter Yarns Smoothies in colorway Gulliver's Travels that I purchased at The Studio Knitting & Needlepoint. They are colors she wears often and the yarn is a mix of holding four strands of laceweight together. I liked the built-in yarn holder … Continue reading Stroma
Look at me go! Because I'm an Eat Sleep Knit Yarnathon participant, I wanted to submit a project for the Q3 knit-a-long, Exclusively Exclusive, that required use of one of ESK's exclusive colorways. I happened to have some DK in Squoosh Fiberarts Ultra DK in Candyland Castle (the exclusive colorway), and Miami Vice. Again, I … Continue reading 2nd Pair of DK Brioche Socks!
I love Lesley Anne Robinson's brioche shawls! This one is Sizzle Pop. I knitted it up with Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in colorways Salty Tales and Dragonfly. I decided to do an experiment and knit the Salty Tales (the silver color) on the wrong side and the Dragonfly (purple) on the right side. Typically, the … Continue reading Sizzle Pop
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