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.

I think I can… I think I can…

I’m limping along, step by step, to the end of these gloves.  There’s nothing particularly difficult about them.  Once I’d worked out how to do fingers, the second glove should have been a cinch.  Maybe I’ve got second glove syndrome.  Or it could have been the school holidays.  I can’t think of a really good excuse, so what the hell, I’ll get there in the end.

The gloves are currently blocking, and hopefully will be dry enough to weave in the ends in the next couple of days.

I can hear True Grit (the old one) in the background which is slightly distracting.  It’s hard to ignore John Wayne.

While I’m waiting, I’ll be preparing a test swatch for another magazine submission.  My previous success has emboldened me to have another go.  This time I thought I’d try some fingerless mitts.  Might as well push my luck on the whole mitts/gloves thing.

Fingerless Mitts – Pattern Now Available

Testing is complete, and the pattern for my Leafy Squares Fingerless Mitts is now available.
These mitts are knitted in the round and have a thumb gussett for a comfortable fit.  There is a panel of the Leafy Squares pattern along the back of the arm and hand.  These are knit in a 10 ply yarn.  I’ve used Heirloom Shetland 10 ply, which has resulted in beautiful and toasty warm mitts.

Leafy Squares Fingerless Mitts
Knitting Pattern
Yarn Suggested: Heirloom Shetland 10 ply or any Aran/10 ply yarn
Gauge: 18 stitches = 4 inches in Stocking/Stockinette Stitch
Needle Size: 5mm double pointed needles
Meterage: 160 mtrs / 175 yards

This pattern is available to buy from Ravelry for $US 3.00