9/22/10

Favorite Lace Freebies

My knitting progress is rather slow lately. You know how it is: life always gets in way of knitting. Nothing new to show yet, but meanwhile I wanted to share my favorite FREE LACE PATTERS from Interweave  (Knitting Daily)
1. Estonian Lace Shawl by Nancy Bush


Pretty shawl with a classic construction. Good first pattern if you have never knitted Estonian Lace.
  Full pattern (charted only) if free for download here.

2. Lace Shawl by Alice Halbeisen
Simple but very pretty shawl based on one Stitch Pattern. Full pattern (Charted only) free for download here.

3. Little Something: Juliet Scarf by Louisa Harding

Very pretty little scarf.Simple and sweet. Good One-skein or "Oh my God I need a present" project.
Full Pattern (BOTH carted and written) is here.

Next week my life will be even crazier: I am off to a 5-day conference to work as an interpreter (English - Russian). It is a hard work, really. But the topic is very interesting: Forensic Science, so there are should be great presentations, but... not much time for knitting. Oh, well. There is always NEXT WEEK.

Happy Knitting Everyone!

9/12/10

Liliana Shawl - pattern release

Couple posts ago I hinted at my new design - triangular shawl based on Estonian lace type stitches.
Here it is.

The shawl is named Liliana for a friend of mine with whom I reconnected recently after several years of silence. The term LOVELY describes both of them: my friend and this shawl. Here it is in white:


Liliana is just a very lovely shawl which is knitted from the top down increasing at the center and at the end of the rows. The pattern is a run of waves. They start small and simple becoming a little more elaborate towards the bottom of the shawl only to finish in nice arches of “white caps”.

The white version was knitted from a 1-ply cob-web merino-cashmere blend (needles: US1, 2.25 mm), the blue one was made out of KnitPicks 2-ply lace weight Shadow yarn (needles: US 7, 4.5 mm).

The white one is smaller and delicate, the blue is bigger and makes quite a statement:



I like them both!


I am offering the pattern for this shawl for sale as a PDF download. 
 Your cost: $3.50 via PayPal

The pattern is both charted and written in words. 
To knit this shawl you will need about 600 yards (~550 m) of yarn. 



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After payment is made you will be re-directed to a web-page for PDF download.

Thank you for your interest and as always:
Happy Knitting!



9/2/10

Estonian Lace Pattern - Silvia

In Estonian lace knitting each shawl (or scarf) is comprised of a lace pattern and an edging pattern. Most of the lace patterns are based on items from nature. One of the prettiest was designed in 1992 to commemorate the visit of Sweden's Queen Silvia. It's the Silvia Pattern, a variation of the classic Haapsalu Lily of the Valley design.
source: The Haapsalu Shawl: Rhapsody in Knitting .Click here to see more from the book! 
Post by Kathleen Cubley, 07/09/10




Happy Knitting!