I love creating stranded colourwork patterns, getting an idea from my head into a workable knitting pattern is challenging but so much fun.
This is Ravens Path my latest pattern, this cowl features a big and bold gothic style all-over motif, the pattern comes with two length and two height options.
I used Wollmeise Pure 4ply, I chose the neutral shade Natur and teamed it with a multi red/blue shade called Drachenblut. Stranded colourwork patterns are a great use for multi-coloured yarns especially if you combine them with a solid shade.
Crisp, cold mornings, piles of golden leaves and conkers to collect, who else loves autumn? As it gets cooler a cosy shawl to keep you warm is a must too.
Introducing Earthward my latest shawl pattern. Earthward is a triangular shawl knit sideways from one corner. This shawl features a cascade of leaves which form a wonderful edging. I chose a gorgeous superwash merino DK from Black Elephant yarns, they have some wonderful shades, a great alternative would be Malabrigo Caprino, or a more budget friendly Drops Merino extra fine.
This shawl is also completely customisable with regards to size, I used 465yds (425m) of yarn and my finished shawl measured 50″ along the top edge and 30″ at the deepest point (127 x 76cm) but you could make this shawl much larger (or smaller) and the pattern includes instructions on how to do so.
I love mosaic knitting, creating patterns out of simple knit and slipped stitches is something I seriously enjoy and here is my latest mosaic design.
Erstwhile is a large triangular shawl knit from the top down using three colours.
Knit in 4ply / fingering weight yarn, I chose two neutral shades for the main sections and a super bright orange for the third colour. I’d love to know what colours you would chose, do send me a photo if you decide to knit your own Erstwhile.
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Here in the UK we are in the middle of a heatwave, it has been HOT, and us Brits really are not used to weather like this! I’ve always been of the opinion that it’s never too hot to knit, but I’m not sure that the big bulky jumper that I’m currently working on is the best choice of project for this weather.
Laceweight projects definitely have to be a better choice, right?
This is my latest new pattern the Cymopoleia Shawl which is available exclusively from Knit Picks, its a large circular shawl knit in Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud, which is a wonderfully soft laceweight yarn. This is an intermediate level project, worked in the round from the centre out with a knitted on border (which you can see below).
You can click here to see more information or to buy this pattern. If you knit this pattern I would love to see a picture.
After writing about blanket squares layouts in this post I completely forgot to write about my new blanket pattern!
This is the Jewel Thief blanket, the pattern includes instructions for eight different squares and guess what… there isn’t a single purl stitch to be found. All you need to know is K1 and Sl1 so it is wonderfully easy too.
If you are already a fan of mosaic knitting then you’ll love this blanket and if you’ve never tried out this technique then I’m sure you will soon be a fan too.
My sample blanket was knit in Eden Cottage Pendle and Milburn, two wonderful 4ply wool yarns, some of my test knitters tried out the squares in heavier weight and different fibre yarns and showed that the squares look great whatever yarn you choose.
If you’d like to purchase this pattern and to see more pictures just click here to be taken to the Ravelry page.