Add another layer

Here’s my new design, the Diamond Alchemy Poncho! I’ve just published the pattern on Ravelry and LoveCrafts. The all over cables create such a lovely texture. The elbow length sleeves are knitted as part of the front and back pieces, so there’s only two pieces to work. It’s worked in the gorgeous Juniper Moon Farm Patagonia Organic Merino which is a beautiful, light and lofty Sport / 5 ply yarn. I still have a little winter time left to wear it, but maybe summer’s ending where you are and you have plenty of time to knit yourself one for the coming winter!

Diamond Alchemy Poncho

I’ve used the Rust colourway, however, there are nearly 30 different colours to choose from in this yarn, or you can use any other Sport / 5 ply yarn which you have access to.

I feel like I’ve really added a touch of elegance to my above outfit, and I can see myself using it as an extra layer at my desk in a not-quite-warm-enough office.

This is a roomy design with the front and back each measuring: 61 (69, 81, 89, 101) cm 24 (27, 32, 35, 40) in width and needing 4 (5, 6, 7, 7) skeins of this yarn.

Visit the pattern page on Ravelry for more details.

It’s available to buy for $5.95 USD.

elegant style

My latest design, the Stars Through the Mist Scarf, has just been published on Ravelry and LoveCrafts. Knit 2 Below is the only stitch used in this scarf other than Knit. It’s very simple and easy to remember the pattern as you go. I’ve used the lovely De Rerum Natura Albertine, a gorgeous merino silk blend, in two complementary shades. It’s beautifully soft to knit with and to wear next to the skin and drapes so nicely!

In these shades the patterns reminds me of stars seen through mist. You can use complementary shades like I have, or go for a bigger contrast to make more of a splash, with more than 20 colours to choose from in this yarn.

This scarf is great for casual and dressy occasions.

Available in one size, the scarf measures 21cm (8 in) x 212cm (83 in).

440 yards of each colour is needed for this design.

Visit my pattern page on Ravelry to find out more!

It’s available to buy for $4.95 USD.