Sunday, April 27, 2008

Stork's Nest Scarf


This is the Stork's Nest Scarf by Nancy Bush, which appeared in the January/February 2008 issue of PieceWork. I used Zephyr and knit a couple of extra repeats to make the scarf longer. Even so, mine came out only 51 inches long (the one in PieceWork was 70 inches long, but it was knit with cashmere).

The pattern opens up beautifully after blocking. Here is a before blocking shot:

When you block a piece like this, you realize once again why you knit lace!

Labels: ,

Monday, April 14, 2008

Wing of The Moth Scarf

I needed a to take a quick break from my Wing of the moth shawl so i casted on teh scarf version with some noro I had and I think it came out swimingly dont you...

I have 1.5 balls left I think i might make another one!

Needles are flying...

It seems like I`m not the only one getting some lace done theese days. I cast on for this one thursday and came sunday I was done. I think I will continue knitting lace trying to get to blocking sunday eve `cause monday morning was a piece of cake when I knew I could un pin a brand new shawl. Everything really Do look better in lace.
The shawl is a Swallowtail and is knitted in dark brown Navia uno on 4,5 mm bamboo needles.
I made a couple of more repeats of buds to make the shawl a bit larger.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Heartland Lace Shawl

I started on the Evelyn Clark Heartland Lace Shawl created for Wild Fibers Magazine. I was able to get a free copy of the pattern, but I think the pattern is now being sold as a kit. This is being knit out of 2.1 oz of Tussah Silk that I handspun on my Babe spinning wheel. I am knitting this on US 4 Lace Addis, which is the first time using this needle. So far so good.

Heartland Lace Shawl

My goal is to finish this by my 34th birthday on May 1st, so I can get started on another shawl. For any further details on the yarn or the shawl, check out the blog.

Labels: ,

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Amazing Lace - Two of a Kind

This shawl came off the blocking wires today. There will be two versions of this shawl. This version has a leaf lace pattern each side with a flower lace pattern in the middle. The other version will have a leaf lace pattern in the middle and flower lace pattern each side. It's knitted from the top down starting with just a few stitches.

This one is knitted by Pixie in YarnAddict Yarns Cashmere Lace and only used 100 gr. The other version is being knitted in Luscious Lace (cashmere silk) and I'm about halfway through it. The pattern will be available soon and I'm planning to use this design as one of the patterns for my new Lace Variety Club.

More pics on my blog.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Two new shawls

Hi Everyone,

These are two new shawls I've designed. One for Noro Silk Garden Lite and the other for Hand Maiden Sea Silk. They've available in my brand new Etsy store.

I'm working of re-knitting some of my more complicated designs because when I first made them I took really bad notes. I never thought I'd ever be publishing patterns.


Monday, April 07, 2008

Vacation knitting

After a lovely week on Lanzarote celebrating my mothers 50th birthday I found myself finishing up a Luna Moth shawl for my daughter. I found the knitting rather annoying at times, being unable to really see the pattern in the shawl. But after blocking... Wow! I really love it and my daughter maybe more since this is the first time I have knitted her a shawl of her own. About time I`m sure.

I used 2 balls of Drops alpakka for the shawl, app 360 meters. When finished I had 4,5 meters left of the yarn. Close call. The shawl is rather small, only about 130 cm across the longest side, but it?s perfect for my nine year old.