A new lovely timeless knitting pattern

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The West-Northwest Pullover can now been seen on the Pullovers and Cardigans page.

It was one of those designs where I was wondering, “Am I crazy to be doing this?”.  For some reason, these always end up to be my favourites.  It’s worked in a 4ply/Fingering yarn and covered in small rib, cables and twist stitches, hence my doubts about my own state of mind.  And of course a collar, which is so simple but transforms it to another level.  The outcome is so worth it.  I love the vintage look that I ended up with!

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Kinematics Scarf pattern now available

The free pattern for my Kinematics Scarf is now available. The Kinematics Scarf is a warm, woollen scarf in a very simple, but awesome Cable stitch.

The yarn used is Cleckheaton Country Aran in Copper. It’s a 100% wool yarn in Aran/10 ply weight.  It’s a lovely soft, warm yarn, even more so in this Cable stitch.

Kinematics Scarf free knitting pattern
Kinematics Scarf free knitting pattern

Kinematics Scarf

Knitting Pattern

Yarn Suggested: Cleckheaton Country Aranor any other 10 ply / Aran yarn. 50gm balls, 87 meters (95 yards)
Gauge:36 sts = 10cm(4 in) in Simple Cable Stitch
Needle Size: 5.5mm
Meterage: 340 m (372 yards)
Sizes Available: 11.5cm (4½ in) x 171cm (67¼ in)

This pattern is available to download free from Ravelry

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Remember, this pattern is so easy, you could design something similar yourself.  See my previous post for instructions on how to do so. Have fun!!!

In The Sky With Diamonds Pullover pattern now available

The pattern for my new In The Sky With Diamonds Pullover is now available.
It’s a fitted, textured pullover with cabled and bobble sleeves and a Cowl collar, in alpaca and merino.
The length is to around the hip bone. The pullover is shaped from the waist to the bust.
The yarn used is Misti Alpaca Tonos Worsted.  The colour I’ve used here is Impossiblue – TW12.  It’s a gorgeous soft warm yarn.  I’m so looking forward to wearing this pullover.  My aim of designing a pullover with a cowl collar has been acheived.  I love collars.

In The Sky With Diamonds
In The Sky With Diamonds

In The Sky With Diamonds Pullover

Knitting Pattern

Yarn Suggested: Misti Alpaca Tonos Worsted or any other 10ply/Worsted yarn. 100gm balls, 199m (218 yds)
Gauge:22.5 stitches and 30.5 rows = 4 inches in Raspberry Stitch
Needle Size: 4.5mm
Meterage: 1367 – 3565 yards (1250 – 3260 m)
Sizes Available: 74 (84, 94, 104, 114)cm  29¼  (33, 37, 41, 45) in
This pattern is available to buy from Ravelry for $US 6.25

A new project

I have a new project underway.  The next step in trying different collars is the cowl collar.  The vehicle for this collar will be a pullover in Misti Alpaca Tonos Worsted using a relief stitch for the body and a cable for the sleeves.  My intention for the collar is to use a k2, p2 rib.  I’ll worry about that when I get to it.  Here are the swatches for this project.  The first swatch uses Raspberry stitch.

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I’ve finished the back of the pullover now.  All the skeins are in the same dye lot, but a strange thing happened with the second skein.  It was the light and dark blue as shown above, then I came to a join in the yarn and it’s been predominantly dark blue since then.  This happened at the top of the back.  I’m continuing in this darker blue for the beginning of the front. Hopefully it will all look like it belongs together by the end.