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Nov 28

November 28, 2016

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Design: Bluff Knoll

I don’t get much of a chance to wear beanies here. It’s only cold enough for a brief spell during winter and even then, usually only in the early mornings. I still love knitting and wearing them though. Bluff Knoll is a two colour beanie knitted in two colours of Madelinetosh Tosh DK that I found in my stash and had to use them together and they had to be a beanie. It features a contrast coloured brim and stitch…

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Nov 27

November 27, 2016

Callistemon Set

Design: Callistemon

I don’t often wear beanies, but I do love wearing fingerless mittens, so when I remembered I had two skeins of The Verdant Gryphon’s Traveller in Jackdaw’s Castle (a delicious red) in my stash, I knew I had to have a matched pair. Both patterns use the same stitch pattern, a tiny bowknit. What I love about this stitch pattern is that it looks like it involves slipped stitches and holding your yarn in front, but it doesn’t. It’s all…

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Nov 26

November 26, 2016

Eldwick

Design: Eldwick

I love knitting with Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Lace-Garn. It’s called a lace weight yarn and you’ll find it in Ravelry’s database listed as a lace weight, but in my experience it’s closer to a light fingering weight yarn. This gives it an amazing versatility. I’ve knit at 27 sts/10cm (4 inches) with it and up to 20 sts/10 cm (4 inches) and it works brilliantly at both. I have amassed quite a stash of this yarn. What I love the…

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Nov 25

November 25, 2016

Cottesloe Days - convertible scarf version

Design: Cottesloe Days

I grew up near the beach. Within walking distance of it. I now live much further away, but I miss the constant smell of salt in the air. Cottesloe Days is named after one of the local Western Australian beaches, and is inspired by striped beach towels. Cottesloe Days is knit using a fingering weight yarn and is designed so you can use as many or as few colours as you wish. While the versions I made are long, it’s…

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Nov 24

November 24, 2016

Vexilology - Shawl

Design: Vexillology

I have a confession. I love knitting big ass shawls. These are not just your average shawl, or your big shawls. This are BIG shawls. And I love designing them. My friend Nikki of Dark Harbour Yarns (DHY) lives in New Zealand and dyes some amazing yarn in colours I often find myself needing. So when I had a the idea for Vexillology, she provided the yarn for the shawl version. Vexillology is a fingering weight design in an elongated…

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Nov 23

November 23, 2016

Pepperberry Cowl

Design: Pepperberry Cowl

It seems I’ve been a bit lax in showing off my self-published designs. So while the Indie GAL sale is going on, I thought I’d go back through my included designs.   The Pepperberry Cowl is the first pattern I self-published on Ravelry. It’s a fingering weight cowl that uses three colours, but you could use anything from two to as many colours as you want. I happened to have a need for using Madelinetosh 80/10/10 Fingering in Astrid Grey,…

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Nov 22

November 22, 2016

Indie Designer GAL 2016

Indie Designer GAL 2016

  The Indie designer Gift-a-long starts today and I’m finally able to participate as a designer. I really wanted to last year, but I was a design short of qualifying. What is this? This is a six week celebration of independent knitting and crochet designers. It involves a GAL 25% sale from all participating designers from tonight, 22nd November 2016 8pm US EST to 30th November 11.59pm US EST with the code ‘giftalong2016’. You need to use the code to…

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Nov 21

November 21, 2016

So, I’ve been absent…oops?

I’ve been quite a bit absent from here for quite a while. It wasn’t intended, really. I meant to post, I was just neck deep in Ph.D and then in Ph.D recovery once it was done. Which really has involved sleeping, a lot, knitting and reading. And more sleeping.   I’m finally back to writing up some of the knitting patterns I’ve been collecting. See, while I’ve been busy with my Ph.D I have still been designing, I just haven’t…

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Oct 25

October 25, 2013

Release Day! Bloodwood Cowl

Okay, so I’ve been MIA for a while and my apologies. I’ve been caught up with my Ph.D but I have fantastic news that I’ve been sitting on for a while, and now I can finally tell you. I’ve had a design published! It’s my first publication and I am ridiculously excited by this. Thank you SweetGeorgia for publishing me! World meet Bloodwood Cowl:     The Bloodwood Cowl is a two skein fingering weight reversible and unisex cowl featuring…

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