I decided to try my hand at a shawl made from 8ply yarn. I usually work with 4ply, but i wanted something warmer. I found this yarn at Lincraft and got 2 balls. Then hours and hours of Ravelry later I downloaded a pattern. I’ve decided to buy patterns to support designers. This pattern is called Birds of a Feather shawl. It’s a super easy repeat pattern and works up sideways. Super cool looking! The gradient yarn came out great and this didn’t take that long to make. I used a 4.5mm hook, but should have used a bigger one to make it drape.
I’ve had the Sunday Shawl Pattern on my computer for a year now. It seems to be a project i like to start and never finish, then for it to vanish so i have to start again. So a few weekends ago I sat down and made it, start to finish. The pattern is so simple to understand, lots of photos. This was my first paid pattern so was hesitant at first, but Continue reading Finished: Sunday Shawl
The other week we went up to Brisbane for an adventure. We just happened to come across a yarn shop! Totally weird, not sure how that happened. Anyways, I was able to get some Bendigo Wollen Mills Sock Yarn in a totally lovely colour way. I got two balls of it cause i “needed” it. So when i got home I got onto my trusty ravelry and looked for some patterns. My Instagram is filled with all sorts of lovely shawls right now so I headed towards that direction. I found Continue reading Finished: Lost In Time Shawl
I found this yarn somewhere in America and loved the colours. It reminded me of underwater and the ocean, and therefore the mermaid scarf was born. I used a simple shell pattern to create the scales, and i used a 5mm hook to make it drape. This whipped up pretty quick. I used one ball of yarn which gave it a pretty decent size. It doesn’t get cold here so it’s used mainly to add colour to an outfit. The yarn is super soft and flowly and it’s the right amount of warmth.
So my cat loves blue yarn. She thinks its her baby. I had this Shawl in a Ball yarn sitting on my shelf for nearly a year before she discovered it and “played” with it. So in order to save it from being a tangled mess forever I had to quickly made something. As the yarn was called shawl in a ball i decided to make a shawl. I had this pattern sitting forever on my computer so gave it a go. So i don’t like the random fluffiness in the yarn at all. And also the white annoyed me. And then I ran out of yarn. So i didn’t get to do the whole pattern, but that was ok. It was still a decent size and was a really nice pattern. The shawl wasn’t my type of item to wear so I gave it to my mum and she loves it so it all worked out good in the end. The cat is now banned from playing with yarn though!
Erigeneia by Silke Terhorst
I had this amazing blue yarn sitting in my pile that was calling out for something unique. I found this awesome pattern on google and had to try it. It was for a large cape style shawl, but i figured i’d just keep going until i ran out of yarn. I love love love diagram patterns, my brain simply cannot read written patterns, so this was perfect.
This took a couple of days to make and was a simple pattern after the initial rows. I guess this is a caplet of something, either way it’s so unique and lovely. I added some strings to keep it on my shoulders. I cannot wait for winter, mainly because it’s 38 Celsius right now, but also so i can wear this. Sadly it doesn’t get that cold where i live that we need wraps, scarfs, and ponchos, it’s all mainly for decoration.
Finally got into my American wool! I found this awesome yarn at Knitty City in New York and loved the colours! Usually I’m not a fan of yellows or oranges but this was so nice I couldn’t leave it. I decided on a simple triangle pattern to really show off the colour changes. I’ve used this pattern before and love how quickly and simply it works up. After only a couple of days it was done! Now I only have to weave in the ends! Fhew! This shawl is sure to add a pop of colour to a drab winter (if only we were going into winter, not summer!)