Sep 30, 2013

Flower Dance Top

The thing is - I have got an amazing yarn from Henry's Attic. It called Avalanche, 100 silk, an extremely soft and smooth yarn. And of course I wanted to start to work with it right away. The project must be something as spectacular as this yarn. And that was a problem.

I started by searching Ravelry. The closest garment for this yarn I could find was Date Night by Nikol Lohr . But I just can't follow any pattern without changing it completely. So all is left from the Date Night was seamless top-down technique.

Then I draw a few sketches of what I would like to knit in the future.

As result of all I finished recently this quite successful top I called Flower Dance. The work was exciting and pretty satisfying at the end. Find it on Ravelry.

Sep 25, 2013

Warm Mohair Gloves

It has become colder in Seattle. I like this rainy season, air is getting thinner, rain is making people calm. It's also a perfect time for meditation, because rain is helping you to look inside. My hands are often getting cold very easily. I have an old cotton gloves I knitted two years ago, but they are not warm enough. So I decided to find a window between my projects and knit some gloves for myself with fluffy mohair. It's incredibly warm!

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Sep 15, 2013

Pattern - "Forest Glade" Square Shawl

This is my newest design. The shawl consists of a square main section and the lace edging is knitted onto the centre part using circular needles. The pattern has charts, tutarials and written general instructions. The pattern has a decent amount of nupps around the edge. The shawl can be knitted with different yarn weights - lace, light fingering and fingering.
I hope you enjoy it!

Yarn used: 2 strands of Henry's Attic Moriah
Fibers: 100% Merino wool.
Yarn weight: light fingering.
Needle size: US 3 - 3.25 mm.
Yardage: 900 - 1000 yards.
Size made: 110 x 110 cm).

Sep 14, 2013

Square shawl

I have to share this recently finished shawl. I used merino wool yarn (light fingering weight) and 3.25 mm needles.
The pattern is coming soon.

Sep 10, 2013

The BT Fall 13 Collection

The BT Fall 13 Collection. I just love everything about it! Beautiful and cozy collection, amazing photos which reminding me of camping here in WA.

Sep 9, 2013

Knits Inspired by Tolkien's World

Evenstar Shawl by Susan Pandorf. Published in "Fellowship of the Ring Series", "Elven Delicacies", "Sunflower Designs". Yarns suggested: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silk Thread II The Unique Sheep Eos. Yarn weight: Lace / 2 ply. Needle size: US 3 - 3.25 mm. Yardage: 1450 - 1500 yards (1326 - 1372 m). Sizes available: 60 inch diameter.
Galadriel Hooded Dress by Nikol Lohr. Published in "Literary Knits". Yarns suggested: Araucania Ranco Solid Frog Tree Brushed Suri. Yarn weight: Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi). Needle size: US 8 - 5.0 mm: US 7 - 4.5 mm. Yardage: 2000 - 3500 yards (1829 - 3200 m). Sizes available: S, M, L, XL.
Aniron tunic by Luise O'Neill. Published in Impeccable Knits Ravelry Store and In Tune. Yarns suggested: Knit Picks Swish DK. Yarn weight: DK / 8 ply (11 wpi). Needle size: US 7 - 4.5 mm; US 6 - 4.0 mm. Yardage: 984 - 1353 yards (900 - 1237 m). Sizes available:36.75 (38.5, 40.75, 42.5, 44.75, 46.5, 48.75, 50.5, 52.75, 54.5)" / 93.5 (98, 103.5, 108, 113.5, 118, 124, 128.5, 134, 138.5)cm.
Mithril Vest by Susan Pandorf. Published in "Fellowship of the Ring Series", "Elven Delicacies", "Sunflower Designs". Yarns suggested: Filatura Di Crosa Gioiello. Yarn weight: Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi). Needle size: US 3 - 3.25 mm. Yardage: 700 yards (640 m). Sizes available: bust measurement of [42, 46, 50, 54, 58] inches - may go smaller by using size 2 needle.
Lanthir Lamath - scarf with hood by Ann Kingstone. Published in "Novel Knits", "Ann Kingstone Designs". Yarns suggested: Texere Yarns Airedale Aran. Yarn weight: Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi). Needle size: US 8 - 5.0 mm. Yardage: 459 - 612 yards (420 - 560 m).
#07 Mohair Lace Dress by Laura Zukaite. It is not actually connected to Tolkien's world, just I see that it's an elvish dress. Published in "Vogue Knitting, Early Fall 2011", "Designer Knitting, "Early Autumn 2011". Yarns suggested: Artyarns Silk Mohair, Artyarns Beaded Mohair. Yarn weight: Lace / 2 ply. Needle size: US 6 - 4.0 mm; US 7 - 4.5 mm; US 9 - 5.5 mm; US 10½ - 6.5 mm. Hook size: 3.75 mm (F). Sizes available: XX-Small, X-Small, Small, Medium, Large.
Rivendell socks by Janel Laidman. Published in "Janel Laidman" pattern store, "The Eclectic Sole: Socks for Adventurous Knitters". Yarns suggested: sock yarn. Yarn weight: Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi). Yardage: 350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m). Sizes available: small, medium, large.
Scarf "J R R Tolkien - Misty Mountains Cold (Song of the Lonely Mountain) Chart" by emilyonthewall. Free pattern published in emilyonthewall via Tumblr.
 A Tea Cozy for Bilbo by Varina Jones. Published in Varina Jones' Ravelry Store, "Tolkien Knits". Yarns suggested: Knit Picks Full Circle Worsted Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted Ístex Létt-Lopi. Yarn weight: Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi). Needle size: US 7 - 4.5 mm; US 8 - 5.0 mm. Yardage: 165 - 200 yards (151 - 183 m). Sizes available: 4-6 Cup teapot.
Idrial's Elvish Slippers by Lorna Pearman. Published in "Peargirl Knits". Yarns suggested: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool XL. Yarn weight: Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi). Needle size: US 6 - 4.0 mm. Yardage: 250 yards (229 m). Sizes available: 8,9,10" circumference, with instructions for customizing the length
Haruni triangular shawl by Emily Ross. Published in Emily Ross' Ravelry Store. Yarns suggested: Knit Picks Stroll Tonal. Yarn weight: Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi). Needle size: US 4 - 3.5 mm. Yardage: 500 - 525 yards (457 - 480 m).

Sep 7, 2013

Free Pattern: Casablanca Corset

Casablanca Corset is an attractive, feminine lace top designed by Annie Modesitt.

Suggested yarn - Karabella Yarns Zodiac.
Yarn weight - Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi).
Needle size - US 5 - 3.75 mm, US 6 - 4.0 mm, US 7 - 4.5 mm.
Yardage - 686 - 1078 yards (627 - 986 m).
Available sizes - bust: 28 (40, 52)".

Find projects of this pattern on Ravelry .

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Sep 4, 2013

Free Pattern Gradation Sweater

Free Pattern for this Gradation Sweater designed by Pierrot (Gosyo Co., Ltd) is available here as a printable PDF file.

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Suggested yarn - Pierrot Yarns Gradation; Pierrot Yarns Hotaru2.
Yarn weight - Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi).
Needle size - US 2½ - 3.0 mm; US 4 - 3.5 mm.
Hook size: 2.25 mm (B).
Yardage - 744 yards (680 m).
Available sizes - 94cm bust (37in).


Lace shawl

This shawl is my version of Echo Flowers shawl with the trim from shawl Laminaria and simple edge "herringbone". I used Valley Yarns - 2/10 Merino Tencel (Colrain Lace), 616.0 yards (563.3m), "Blue Lapis" color, lace weight / 2 ply, 50% Merino, 50% Tencel . After blocking the shawl has these dimentions: 58" x 28" (147 x 71 cm).