Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Paragon Shawl


Hello every one! it's the first time for me to work using Lionbrand Mandala yarn, and What I liked about it is that the knitting went on smoothly. The feel of it is soft, even though it is 100% acrylic.
I decided to design a project using only one ball, and that's what happened. The only modification I had to make was the cut of the white part yarn at the beginning of the ball, and adding it when working the last rows, since the arrangement of colors in this type of yarn is crucial to the design.
I hope you like this shawl, you can add it to the list of what to wear for next fall. Happy knitting days to you all!


Level: intermediate 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Inca Inspired Shawl







I can't imagine how quickly time goes by, the first half of the year has already passed. So, it's about time to start preparing projects for cold months, and see what is needed to work them.

As a matter of fact, I didn't do many pieces that can be called summer projects, such as doilies, light shawls and baby cotton blankets, because almost all my yarn stash this year has been bulky and woolly.

This project's yarn is an old fine wool, originally designated for making socks. I purchased it more than ten years ago. It's obvious that I can't design adult socks, so I was inspired lately by the Inca old clothing to turn it into a light shawl with fringes, it's simple, yet elegant, and suitable for many outdoor occasions. I hope you have fun knitting it.


Level: easy

Monday, July 1, 2019

Parachutes Cowl




A new post and a new Cowl design; the domain that I'm fond of and excel in (in my opinion). I love experimenting with new stitch patterns, and I have many boards in pinterest dedicated to collecting them. From time to time I try incorporating some of these ideas in my designs, for example my Lady Cool Shawl in knitting, and Little Lily Nap Blanket in crochet.

This Cowl is simple to make and warm to wear. It is made out of two skeins of worsted yarn. My only reason to rate it as "Intermediate" is the use of a stitch holder, which some of you may find a little hard to handle. Apart from that, it's easy, and can be finished in less than one day of work.


Level: Intermediate