I feel like I’ve been getting nothing done lately, but wait! Behold! The thing on the left is done. It’s off the needles. It’s even been finished, completely—in this case, felted/fulled.* I’m pretty excited about the result. As I come back to this post in drafts, not only is the first sample finished—but there’s alsoContinue reading “Planispiral Shawl & the Summer Kitchen Project.”
Two new hat patterns for April: both have an unusual design/architecture, though their shaping ends up being pretty significantly different. Felsic Mafic.
This is probably the last shawl I’ll post in 2020. The yarn is very nice: Beach Bunny World Traveler.
Alfa Cowl. I’m a bit late with this update: Alfa Cowl is my take on a simple diagonally-knit kerchief-style neckwarmer concept. It’s not very diagonally knit. It’s a little bit diagonally knit, though.
Coming soon! This shawl is an expansion of the Dog Days 8 pattern—essentially, I was working up a second sample, but I had ~500 yards of worsted-ish yarn, and wanted to keep going. This is a cotton blend (it’s Caron Cotton Cakes or something else big-box; it’s surprisingly enjoyable to knit with), and seems likeContinue reading
I still need to add this one to the overall Dog Days portfolio (done), but there is a new mini-project in the series. It’s kerchief-sized, and I really like the textured lace in this one.
North Platte Cowl.
North Fork Variation is a knit-at-any-gauge, knit-to-any-size-within-reason (or not) shawl. The .PDF should go live tomorrow, barring any disasters with the editing.
Liner Notes 1 is a hat—reversible, with a double knit fabric that isn’t double knit (technically). Knit it in a plain MC and a single CC (my contrast skein was a self-striping sock yarn), or use soft sock-weight scraps for something more unique. The sample shown is knit watchcap-style—it’s just the right length to coverContinue reading “Liner Notes 1 & 2.”
The Crevasse Cowl is a smallish neckwarmer design, available as an instant .PDF download. This design features weird buttons, which function as a style/shaping element, rather than legitimately connecting or closing the fabric.