It’s hard to stop work when the yarn is this beautiful!
I need a vacation! I’m having some down-time until the kids are back at school in early September. Obviously that means I need vacation knitting, doesn’t it? Continue reading
Twizzle Silk: catch it while you still can.
Welcoming Aplayfulday to review Fyberspates Twizzle Silk.
I really enjoyed talking about Viviacious 4ply a little while ago and Louise invited me to review another of Fyberspates yarn range as I’ve worked with a fair few!
A pattern for unique yarns: in Fyberspates Silk Twizzle, a handpainted one-off.
When you can’t stop petting the skein and you can’t put it down…Knit Me!
I wanted to design something that kept the pet-ability of a special skein of yarn. I wanted to focus on tactile qualities and sensual colour.
We’ve had so much fun with the Slipstream mystery knitalongs that I’m sad they’re over. I’m thrilled that people enjoyed both mitts and cowl knitalongs so much!
Now all THREE patterns are revealed, In a Slipstream of Colour.
In a Slipstream of Colour
I want to share a complete set of photo tutorials for all the special stitches used In a Slipstream of Colour, so here is the final one…ironically for the first part of the pattern, but in time for the Ravelry pattern launch tomorrow!
I originally abbreviated this mock cable to 1/1 RC – 1/1 Right Cross, in the free version of the pattern. But the “C” in this stitch probably should have stood for Confusion, not Cross. This is NOT cabling without a cable needle.
Therefore, I’ve renamed the stitch 1/1 RX – 1/1 Right Crossover, to differentiate it in the Ravelry pattern. I expect it’s really an unvention, but I’ve yet to find it described elsewhere online.
I use this stitch because it best follows the other textures I chose for this design. It’s like a warm-up for the second part of the pattern, which itself is designed to flow nicely into the third section. Continue reading
I finished all my Slipstream projects with a little steam. From talking to other knitters, I gather that approaching precious wool with a hot iron can be daunting. I’ll try to take away some of the mystery – and fear – by sharing my methods. Continue reading
For vacation knitting? Slipstream projects in sunshine shades? (Republic of Wool, Anthologie)
The fourth clue in the FREE Slipstream Mystery Knitalongs is out today!
It’s time for the colours to build-up in a flow, before flying away off your needles. Continue reading