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
Just published! Betwixt Mine Eye and Heart, a cowl for someone special ~ whenever they see or wear it, they’ll be reminded of your love and friendship. Inspired by William Shakespeare's Sonnet 47: Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took, And each doth good turns now unto the other: When that mine eye is … Continue reading Announcing Betwixt Mine Eye & Heart and giveaway!
Do you have one 400 yard skein of speckled yarn that you want to highlight in a pattern that'll bring out its amazing qualities? The Sweet Anemone shawlette pattern may be your answer! Here's Sweet Anemone in Phydeaux Soie, in speckled colorway, Ghost. Speckled colorways look great in Sweet Anemone! Because Phydeaux's Soie is 50% Merino … Continue reading Sweet Anemone in Phydeaux Soie
I love how Ann Alger's Sweet Anemone turned out! She used Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Single (75% Merino, 15% Cashmere goat, 10% Silk) in colorway Mermaid. Beautiful! Give this purl-free, stress-free, one-skein Sweet Anemone Shawlette pattern your special touch! Photos courtesy of Ann Alger
The lovely and talented, Ann, who visited from Florida for Knitting in the Heartland, just published The Slipped Stitch Shawl and I was able to test knit this beauty for her. The Slipped Stitch Shawl can be purchased at Ravelry here. The main yarn is Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Silk Single in Charcoal and the … Continue reading Slipped Stitch Shawl Test
I responded to a call for testers for a Meridith Shepherd Designs design called Faeth Shawl. And opted for the DK weight version. (The pattern can be knit from lace weight to bulky.) For my test version, I used Anzula Oasis in colorway Prudence. Anzula Oasis is comprised of 70% silk and 30% camel. Very soft and very warm! … Continue reading Faethe Shawl Test Knit
One of my favorite, go-to patterns, is Polar Opposites by Plucky Knitter Design. It's a free pattern and uses two very different weights of yarn, hence the name. Although the pattern calls for a bulky weight and a lace weight yarn, I used Aran weight and lace weight for my version of this easy, yet … Continue reading Polar Opposites Cowl