Tuesday, 26 July 2011

More lovelies

Knitwits Yarns knitwitspenzance.co.uk

Continuing on the "things finished but not blogged" theme - I designed and knitted a very simple shawl in Adriafil's Giada yarn:

This you may, or may not, remember is a standard DK yarn but with the addition of little sequins (as you can just see in this pic). It was crying out to be a simple shawl for summer evenings or weddings so I designed one with just a very simply yarn over feature along each edge:

You can, of course, make it bigger and longer but the addition of another ball or two. The pattern is now available on the site - here - and is free with the purchase of 3 balls of Giada (for that is all it takes). At just under £20.00 I think that's a pretty good summer shawl!

In addition I have been knitting socks! I used to think that life was too short to knit socks but I'm now hooked and always have a pair "on the go" for journeys, camping, sitting in the sun etc, etc. They all go for presents and here is one pair I made for FB (modelled by T):

They are knitted in Rico's Superba Bamboo - that's sock yarn with a bit of bamboo for softness - yummy!

I then knitted G a pair for his birthday (he loves hand knitted socks, good lad). These are in Rico Poems (again modelled by T):

Finally, Tracey knitted up a top in Adriafil's Memphis. This is a gorgeous Egyptian cotton yarn and has been flying out as the weather gets warmer. The pattern is by Stylecraft and, as it's done in a yarn we don't actually stock, I can't show it on the site but we do have it in stock so please give us a ring if you'd like it. However, it shows how beautifully the Memphis knits up and the fantastic stitch definition you get with pure cotton:

Tomorrow - more finished garments - haven't we been busy?!

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