September 04, 2013
To be honest I thought that I’d finished knitting shawls for a while, surely there are only so many that one person can use? But something about the changing weather has made me want to knit them again, not that I really took much convincing to join in the Sherilyn KAL fun!
I think its easily my favourite of Ysolda’s shawl patterns, and the lovely version I knit in Old Maident Aunt BFL 4ply is sadly no more since I accidentally left it in a cafe on the other side of the world. I’ve been thinking for a while that my precious skein of Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace would be an amazing Sherilyn. Time to make that dream come true!
But knowing how addictive the pattern is, I don’t think it’ll be enough. I have a new grey coat which I plan to customise a little by replacing the boring grey buttons with some excellent vintage red-wine coloured ones I’ve been hoarding for a while. I’ve decided that this outfit is going to require a new shawl, and this beauty I spotted in The Woolly Brew at the weekend is perfect. Behold the loveliness that is Yarn Pony Mustang in Forest Fruit! It’s a fingering weight superwash merino that isn’t available online quite yet, though it can be found in a couple of our local yarn shops and at events that the dyer, Mica, attends.
On the day the KAL starts I’ll be relaxing in a little croft in Shetland with knitting buddies, I can’t wait!
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Learn brioche with the free Daniel's Hat pattern
Tombreck - a free chevron beanie pattern
Working the brioche neck detail on the Polwarth sweater
Decorative Channel Island Cast-on
3 Easy Stretchy Bind-offs (p2tog bind-off; k2togtbl, k1 bind-off; Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind-off)
Tubular Bind-off for brioche stitch
Paired increase methods compared
Brioche stitch double decreases
How to Knit in the round using Magic Loop
How to Knit in the round using DPNs
Avoiding ears when binding off
Tighter purl stitches for neater cables and ribbing
Cabling without a cable needle
Understanding "continue in pattern"
Joining the body and sleeves on a seamless bottom up sweater
How to pick a garment without a model for you (specifically addresses finding garment patterns when your gender identity isn't represented and the styles you want to knit might not be sized to fit your body)
How does ease affect inclusive size ranges?
Identifying and fixing mistakes in lace knitting
Getting started with stranded colourwork
Understanding colour dominance
Working stranded colourwork over small circumferences
Decreases in stranded colourwork
Holding the yarn for stranded colourwork
Ladderback Jacquard (a neat way to deal with long floats)
Cabling without a cable needle
Cabling without a cable needle on the wrong side
How to knit cabled decreases
Closed ring cable increases and decreases
How to work brioche stitch in the round
How to begin your first large cross stitch project
How to finish a cross stitch project with an embroidery hoop frame
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