I recently finished designer Jennifer Shiels Toland's KAL (knit-along) for her Bubbly Brioche shawl. This was a 5-week knit-along where each Thursday she released a section of her pattern to her participants with pattern prizes at the end of that week. At the end, one the finished shawls received the grand prize, $75 to spend … Continue reading Bubbly Brioche
Veronica of Dream in Color contacted me a few months ago asking if I'd knit up a sample of Carroll Park by Lynn Di Cristina with her really, really smooshy Classy with Cashmere! This beauty is knit in colorway Fable. My project notes are here. Such a pretty spring green! The pattern was easy to … Continue reading Carroll Park for Dream in Color
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
It's been a while since I posted—I've been working on top secret sample knits and other projects. One of my sample knits was for Dream in Color's new base, 2-ply BFL Cash/Silk! The base is made of 80% Blue-Faced Leicester, 10% Silk and 10% Cashmere goat. The shawl is Rainbow Warrior by Casapinka. The colorways were … Continue reading Rainbow Warrior in Dream in Color 2-Ply BFL Cash/Silk
Twyst Shawlette is your go-to pattern for one skein (200 yards or more per 100g skein) of worsted, DK, sport or fingering weight yarn. Perfect for handspun, variegated, “why-did-I-buy-only-one-skein-of-this?” and is easily adjustable ~ knit until you run out of yarn! Bonus photo tutorial shows you how to read your knitting so you can knit … Continue reading Introducing Twyst Shawlette and Giveaway!
This weekend, I had some free time to visit one of my favorite yarn shops in Overland Park, Kansas, Yarn Shop and More. Lots of knitted samples and nice displays. Cozy, yet roomy enough for events with lots of yarns to choose from. Upon entering the shop, a table of Malabrigo Rios and Mora welcome … Continue reading Yarn Shop and More
Just finished another test knit for Casapinka, Zomboni. Casapinka's pattern, Zomboni, is a one-skein shawl, favoring variegated yarns. I wanted this one to be pretty awesome, so I pulled a lovely skein of Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere from my stash: Isn't it just lovely? It is 400 yds of fingering weight yarn. Colorway: … Continue reading Zomboni Test Knit
I finished a shawl that I started knitting in early August. I put it down because I discovered weaving and needed a break to let my elbow recover from the intense knitting that I've been doing lately. All Jilly's Eve This is another nice shawl pattern by Casapinka, called Mrs. Blandings. The name, Mrs. Blandings, … Continue reading All Jilly’s Eve