Garden City Scarf

I’ve been participating in a Knit-A-Long with the Budding Designers Downunder group on Ravelry. This month’s KAL is the Garden City Scarf by Sheryl Greenfield.

And here is my finished scarf!

It was a fun, quick and elegant knit. Now, who’s going to be the lucky recipient? I’ll keep you posted.

I was lucky enough to have a design published in the June issue of Yarn Magazine. It’s the Lace Front Cowl.

Now I’m working on some fingerless mitts for an upcoming issue. It’s so exciting to see one of my designs in a magazine! That professional photography makes me swoon. (The photo above is mine, not from the magazine, as you can probably tell).

A while ago I mentioned a mosaic stitch scarf. Well, in between all these other things, it is slowly progressing. It’s a great project to work on while chatting etc, because the pattern is so easy to memorise, and you just keep going and going until it’s the right length! When/if things quiet down a bit, I’ll show a picture of it.

Pattern Available – Bea Fair Isle Pullover

The pattern for the “Bea Fair Isle Pullover” is now available.

It’s a lovely warm stranded pullover. The colour work is very easy, as there’s only one contrast colour and one background colour for each motif. The yarn I’ve used is a Heirloom Merino Magic 8 ply, which has a fantastic range of colours, even though the one’s I’ve used are fairly subtle. It’s knitted flat, from the bottom up. A colour chart is included. This is my first foray into collars, and I love how this collar has worked out.

Bea Fair Isle Pullover

Knitting Pattern

Yarn Suggested: Heirloom Merino Magic 8ply or any other 8ply/DK yarn. 50 gram balls, 98m (107 yds)

Gauge: 24 sts = 4 inches in Stocking/Stockinette Stitch

Needle Size: 4mm

Meterage: 1470 – 1666 m (1608 – 1822 yards)

7(8,9) balls of main colour

2 balls of contrasts A, B and C

1 ball of contrasts D and E

Sizes Available: 84 (100, 117)cm, 33 (39¼, 46) in

This pattern is available to buy from Ravelry for $US 5.75

Ill Knit by Moonlight

Further to last weeks post, the pattern for these fingerless gloves, “Ill Knit by Moonlight”, is now available. When I misheard the title of the movie “Ill met by moonlight” on late night TV, then a couple of weeks later read the obituary of one of the real life players in this WWII event, I knew this had to be the name of my next design. Perfect for your next undercover assignment.

They are nice warm fingerless gloves with an all over, small textured twist stitch pattern. The yarn used is a beautiful soft and warm Merino, Alpaca, Silk blend, Heirloom Silk Touch. The gloves are knitted in the round and have a thumb gusset. A stitch chart is included.

Ill Met by Moonlight Fingerless Gloves

Knitting Pattern

Yarn Suggested: Heirloom Silk Touch 8ply or any other DK/8 ply yarn

Gauge: 24 sts = 4 inches in Twist Squares Stitch

Needle Size: 4mm

Meterage: 199 m (218 yards )

This pattern is available to buy from Ravelry for $US 5.50