I tend to make the same things over, and over, and over..... Do you? I just get these favorites going and they're like old friends - familiar and comforting. The South Bay Shawlette by Lion Brand Yarn is exactly one of those for me. This one is in Malabrigo Yarn Sock and is a gift… Continue reading Across The Pond
Love, love, love this yarn Berroco Folio in the colorway Cushing. The softness made it hard to put down once started. The pattern was in Interweave Crochet, Winter 2008. Beginning at one side until I used 1/2 the yarn, then with the remaining yarn, joined back on the starting edge to complete the other side,… Continue reading Alpine Frost Scarf
LOVE cables and just about anything that has them. This pretty pattern was actually fun to make. About the time you're bored with the garter stitch body, the edging starts and it's kind of fun to do, so it went by faster than I expected. The yarn is acrylic Kraemer Yarns Perfection DK, so it's… Continue reading French Cancan, CABLES!
The Ishbel by Ysolda Teague is my go-to for special occasion gift shawls. Love this pattern. Before I know it, I'm at the lace sections, so it feels quick to knit up. This one is in Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk, @880 yds. LOVE this wool, soft and pleasant, but light. Added beads to the YO's… Continue reading Wedding Ishbel for Sarah
I am a big fan of designs by Kirsten Kapur, and have several patterns, but I didn't enjoy knitting this one. It looks nice, feels nice, but I had several issues and they just seemed to keep coming. I didn't pick colors for this shawl, but for another and they were far gloomier than they… Continue reading The Gloomy Ulmus
Really enjoyed finding something a little different to play with. Something with unique motifs (long and tall stitches), a new lace stitch to learn (Solomon's Knot) and a new yarn I had never tried (Paton's Lace). This pattern is called The Flower Power Shawl and it's over on Ravelry as a free download. The instructions… Continue reading Flower Power Shawl
I can't tell you how much fun I found this pattern. Between the color change yarn and the simple, but not boring pattern, I really enjoyed it. There were also 2 edgings in the pattern, but I chose to do the smaller shawl with the larger edging. Just one skein of each - Fortissimo Sock… Continue reading The Halyard Shawl