Monday, December 27, 2010

FO's Finally

Ok, so it's been so long since my last post that it's ridiculous!! I have been knitting ... just not taking any pics. So here's what I've been working on lately....

Selbu Modern in Evening Blue and Snow colorways.
You can find the pattern here.

Rose Red in Snow colorway.
You can find this pattern here.

Evening Leaves Shawlette in Evening Blue colorway. (Blocking leaf pattern)
You can find this great Never Not Knitting pattern here.

All these knits are knit in Epiphany by Cascade Yarns, a beautiful and soft blend of Royal Alpaca, Cashmere, and Silk ... TOTAL LUXURY!!!! You can find the yarn here.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Alana's Beautiful Patterns

Alana of Never Not Knitting created Cosette, this beautiful pattern, and she took such a great picture of the one I knit for her I just had to post it!!

Take a look at here other great patterns here.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Cosette Wrap

So I got a wonderful opportunity to knit a great shawl for a friend of mine who is totally fabulous, Alana at NeverNotKnitting!! Check out her website here for a much better picture of the shawl (I'm still working on photography ... obviously not my strong suit!!) and her beautiful version of Cosette here.

The shawl was amazing to knit ... so easy to follow ... the great part about it is the short rows, you start by casting on tons of stitches on your needles and once you start the short rows you work with progressively less and less stitches to finish the pattern. I was also surprised at how easy the picot edging was, it looks so intricate and feminine!!

Overall it was a wonderful experience and I HIGHLY recommend buying her pattern and knitting up your very own Cosette Wrap today!! Check out her Pattern Store here, totally awesome knits!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Another Textured Shawl

I've finally finished this Textured Shawl!! It's seemed like forever since I cast on. I really love the stockinette and textured pattern combo. You can see the modifications I did to this particular shawl here. I used Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca & Silk in Plum, it's a light DK weight yarn that it worth trying, very soft and silky ... beautiful drape!!

This is a great shawl to get your feet wet in shawl making, give it a try!! You can't go wrong because the recipe is free ... check it out here. Also, don't forget to try my Shawl Cast-On Tutorial to get you started.