Pattern Release — Thingamajig

A new knitting pattern is now available — the shawlette Thingamajig!

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I love small shawls and designing this shawlette was a lot of fun. There is a bit of this and that: stockinette, garter stitch, short rows, eyelets and a wavy edge! The Eyelet pattern is worked a little different than what you would expect. A little change leads to boldly defined holes. I used Ferner Sommernachtsreigen (hand dyed in Austria) for my sample — as you can see, this shawlette looks great in hand dyed yarns! A solid yarn would look great, too. I hope you like this pattern, happy knitting!


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Pattern Release — Lace Delight

New knitting pattern available — Lace Delight!

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This shawl features garter stitch and eyelets and is simply a delight to knit! And it looks stunning and deceptively difficult. There are only knit stitches and an easy to memorize 4 rows repeat. Lace Delight forms a shallow triangle and looks best in solid yarns. For this golden version I used Scrumptious 4ply (Fyberspates), it is a merino and silk blend and has this gorgeous sheen. I love how this shawl turned out and I know that this will be my favourite spring accessory!

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Pattern Release — Neon Bubbles Shawl

Introducing the Neon Bubbles Shawl — a fun garter stitch shawl featuring short row bubbles!

CIMG2720-700.JPGA shawl knit entirely in garter stitch. That doesn’t sound very exciting, right? Throw in some short rows and you get a really fun knit! Choose neon colors and add a pop of color. Show off bold color combinations or make a shawl in black and white. The bubbles are formed with the easiest of short rows that you can imagine – you knit to a certain point and turn your work. Because this shawl is worked sideways, it wraps nicely around the neck and you can adjust it to any size.

I have been thinking about combining garter stitch and short rows for a while. What I wanted to do was something different, and I came up with the idea of little bubbles growing in size. On the other hand, I wanted to design a shawl that can be adjusted to any size. And to be honest, designing the bubbles involved a lot of math and I really longed for a point where I could just knit and not worry about the stitch count. The i-cord bind-off adds a colorful finish and a neat edge. If you have lots of scraps, you could change color for every bubble and make a rainbow shawl!

I hope you enjoy my new shawl and have fun picking colors and knitting it!

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Pattern Release — Supervillain Shawl

Let’s put a smile on your face — introducing the Supervillain Shawl!

The Joker is my all-time favourite Supervillain! When I saw this green and purple skein at my yarn shop, the idea for a Joker-themed shawl formed in my mind. Unfortunately, there was only one skein left so I could only make a small shawl. You can continue the pattern until you run out of yarn and make your shawl as large as you want!

What would suit this Supervillain better than the twisted rib stitch? Of course, the edge also has a twist! The edge is literally twisted because it is a little cable that sneaks along the side of the shawl. Then, instead of a normal bind-off, something strange happens! The cable edge just continues along the top like a sideways bind-off.

For a small shawl (90cm x 40cm at widest point) you’ll need about 100g = 420m / 460 yards of fingering weight yarn and a 3.75 mm knitting needle, for a large shawl about 920 yards.

And if you don’t like green and purple? Make yourself a shawl in the colors of your favourite supervillain! I know you have one, give yourself a little push and come over to the Dark Side!

Pattern Release — Simply Sideways Shawl

My 16th pattern — now available!

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Sometimes I need a relaxing, simple knittng project that I can work on while watching my favourite shows on Netflix. This shawls fits the bill perfectly. The six row repeat (only one purl row!) with one decrease is easy to memorize. And works for whatever yarn you have in your stash (or always wanted to have)! The skein I used was one of my “troublemakers”. Some skeins (most often hand dyed ones) have this colorway that doesn’t look good in any pattern except plain stockinette or garter stitch. So I put those two together and added some unusual decreases. I think it’s fascinating how differently shawls can be shaped by changing the ratio of decreases and/or increases. The picot bind-off uses a crochet hook, something playful to finish your shawl. But of course you can use any bind-off you like!

Happy knitting!

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