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!
The Beatles Pullover I referred to in my last post is now complete. Here it is! It turned out really well and is well liked. There’s just a line visible between the L and the E where I’ve caught the floats. I’ve obviously got some learning to do on how to avoid that happening. Suggestions? Comments?
The lace vest I’m working on is coming along nicely. I’ve just finished the back and have started on the front.
I’ve also had a design appear in Issue 30 of Yarn Magazine. Yay! It’s my Hayley Ear Flap Hat. It’s a quick and cute big needle knit. Keep your head warm this winter! 🙂
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 Pullover
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
The pattern for my Fayre Cushion Cover is now available.
A fresh, colourful cushion cover, knitted in cotton in a simple lace stitch. The cushion cover is worked in one piece, then folded over and seamed at the sides. Whether worked in bold, contrasting colours or neutral, graduating shades, this will make a beautiful addition to your decor. The yarn used here is Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK cotton.
Fayre Cushion Cover
Yarn Suggested: Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton or any other 8ply/DK yarn. 50gm balls, 110m (109 yds)
Gauge:25 stitches = 10 cm (4 in) in Alternating Eyelet Stitch
Needle Size: 3.75mm
Meterage: 400m (436 yards) – 1 ball of each colour
Notions: 9 snap fasteners required
Sizes Available: To fit cushion 36cm x 36cm (14in x 14in)
This pattern is available to buy from Ravelry for $US 5.30
The Lace Front Cowl that was first published in Yarn magazine in June 2011 is now available to purchase.
This is a softly draping, light cotton cowl, with a lace panel at the front. It is worked from the bottom up with needles progressively changed down to provide shaping. The yarn I’ve used is Heirloom Cotton 8 ply
Lace Front Cowl
Yarn Suggested: Heirloom Cotton 8 ply or any other 8ply/DK cotton yarn. 50gm balls, 119m (130 yds)
Gauge:20 stitches = 10 cm (4 in) in Stocking/Stockinette Stitch