Jun 30, 2015

Drops Delight Socks

I'm so exited! My colorful socks were featured in the Craftsy's Newsletter.

Yarn: Drops Delight.
Color 14 Purple Green.
Needles: Dpn US 0 - 2.0 mm.

CO 16x16x16x16 sts. 1x1 rib 5 1/2" long. 1 1/2" long in St st. Heel gusset formed by wrap and turn short row technique. Special thanks to Carol Feller and her free Craftsy class "Short Rows".

Toe dec 4 times every 2nd round, then every round until 20 sts rem. Graft 10x10 sts.

To make both socks the same color wasn’t easy, though! I bought 2 balls of yarn in the same dye lot. Made my first sock without a clue that I’m going to suffer with the next one. The next sock was started with a new ball of yarn. Color transition was in the same order, but the length of each color was different. So, I had to cut the yarn every time when I notice that I have already enough of it in my sock, wind off some amount of yarn until necessary transition begins, cut excess yarn. Luckily the yarn ball of my second sock had longer color transitions, not vs. And of coarse, keeping my first sock and comparing constantly was essential.

See this project on Ravelry.

Jun 24, 2015

Pattern: Precious Lace Shawl

Precious Lace is a beaded lace shawl knitting pattern. It is worked from top to bottom in all-over lace. Silver lined glass beads incorporated into the hem create a richly jeweled edge. This design also features the debut of the “Precious Lace” stitch pattern. Both charted and written patterns are included along with detailed, simple to follow instructions.

Finished size
58″ (147 cm) wingspan, 28.15″ (71.5 cm) height at center spine, relaxed after blocking. Measurements may vary according to individual knitting tension.
Lace weight yarn (CYCA 0)
Shown here: Malabrigo Yarn Lace (470 yards / 430 meters, 100% merino), color “63 Natural” – 2 skeins.
US 0 / 2.00 mm

Size 8, silver lined crystal clear round Japanese beads – 1458 pieces (approx. 40 g);
Hook for placing beads US 13/14 (0.9 mm);
Blocking accessories;
Darning needle.
25.5 sts x 41 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Precious Lace stitch pattern.

This pattern can be found here:
LaceKnit website

Jun 11, 2015

"Precious Lace" Shawl

Pattern for this shawl is coming soon.
Size: 147 x 71.5 cm.
Needle: US 0 (2.00 mm).
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Lace (100 % merino wool) 2 skeins.
Hook US13/14 (0.9 mm).
See this project on Ravelry.