Thursday, December 24, 2020

Shadows Shawl

Last pattern for 2020! Just a few days before the end of the year and I have a new shawl to share! Shadows was knit earlier in the year and is now ready for it's release. As my usual this yarn was purchased quite awhile ago at Knit City Vancouver (I think circa 2018? I guess not that long) but I saw the variegated yarn first and knew that I needed to find a complementary contrast color. A few booths over I found the gold and it was a match made in heaven. 

Shadows uses stripes, garter, and a fun modern take on feather and fan. I loved combining the colors and pulling the pattern together, I definitely didn't know if I was going to have enough yarn to finish. 

The bases that I used for this sample are a wool/silk and a wool/cashmere/nylon and they are luscious, but they aren't necessary for a great knit. Any blend of yarn would be great for this shawl, I do think that an alpaca blend would be too fuzzy to show the lace nicely. If you are planning to use an acrylic base yarn for this knit I would recommend blocking the lace with steam, here is a link to that process so you can take a read. 

Happy Knitting and a Happy New Year! 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Fall Socks

Just a little post to update you on a few things that I've been knitting that aren't design knitting. I knit up these two lovely pairs of fall socks from dyers I haven't used before! 

First pair is a 'seconds' skein from Gauge Dyeworks, an amazing base and colorway! I love they feel like fall to me but aren't in your face about it. I think for the next pair (because of course I have more in stash) I'm going to knit a 60 stitch sock vs. 64. I found these just slightly on this side of too big. 

The second pair of socks screams fall, I guess I want very subtle or totally in your face:). These ones were dyed by Dyed for Ewe and the colorway is Fall Foliage. SO PRETTY! 

I loved the change in color, I loved the base, and I will definitely be purchasing from this shop again! Thanks for checking out what I've been working on!