Monday, August 21, 2017

Swatching

I'm working on a Third Malabrigo Rios Hat Design as well as a Cowl Design.  First Swatch is the Paracol Stitch which I've been wanting to use for a long time and turns out it's find to knit .

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2 New Hat Designs

Both hats are knitted with Malabrigo Rios which is one of my favorite yarns to work with. I did an easy to knit pattern stitch for the bands and kept it simple for the rest of the hat.
Writing the patterns this week and hope to List on Ravelry next week..


Friday, August 11, 2017

Boogie Woogie Shawl Featured Malabrigo Instigram

                       I'm Featured on  Malabrigo Instigram I'm so Pleased and Honered
                                            The Pattern is for sale on Ravelry

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Comfy-Cozy Shawl

SNEAK PEEK  pattern will be ready next week and will be listed on Ravelry 
Giving a feeling of comfort, warmth and relaxation, that’s what I had in mind when I Designed this oversized shawl. I decided to keep it simple by using the Stockinette and Garter Stitch.  This is a shawl you can just leave on your couch or favorite chair ready for use.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Boogie Woogie Shawl for sale on Ravelry

 This shawl is Large and Cozy just the way I wanted it.  My idea was to create a stitch sequence pattern that would showcase the 3 colors of Rios Yarn I used yet be easy to remember so it would be a relaxing project to work on.

SIZE: 72” wingspan X 54” X 43”

YARN: Malabrigo Rios, Pure Merino Superwash, 210 yds, 100g, 2 hanks each of Color 043 Plomo (A), 2096 Sunset (B), 131 Sand Bank (C)

GAUGE: 14st & 26 rows = 4”, do swatch in stitch pattern

TOOLS: US 10 needle 32” circular needle 4.5 mm, yarn needle

Pattern for Sale on Ravelry  The Yarn and Shawl will be at The Little Knittery in Los Feliz, Ca when we re-open this September.










Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Starting Over

I ripped out the first attempt at this hat design I'm working on because it was too big even though I did a Swatch. Plus, I didn't like the reverse stockinette stitch.  The second time I did the ribbing in a US 7 and the body in a US 8.  I'm not going to kid you it was painful since it was almost finished. But, worth it to get a Design I'm happy with. Needless to say I LOVE this Malabrigo Rios yarn!  The yarn and the hat sample will be at The Little Knittery when we reopen in September.