11/30/10

Frost Flowers Lace Pattern

Frost Flowers Lace pattern is in my opinion one of the most elegant and versatile patterns I came across. This how it looks like in Shadow Lace weight KnitPicks Yarn:

 I believe it was originally published in Barbara Walker's "A Treasury of Knitting Patterns" (please correct me if I am wrong) and inspired many designers. 
I used "Flowers and Snowflakes Shawl: Blue Danube" by Debbie O'Neill published in
Vogue Knitting on the Go: Shawls Two. Here it is in my interpretation:
As for versatility of the pattern:

Here it is used in summer top by lankakomero ( you can also find the pattern itself here):

Here it is used in square shawl by Eugen Beugler for A Gathering Of Lace, as knitted by Eunny 
Here it is used to adorn the jacket by Lene Holme Samsoe in  " Feminine Knits "
Hope you enjoyed the pattern as much as I do -
Happy Knitting everyone!

PS: Do you know any other items that are knitted with "FROST FLOWERS"?

11/26/10

Ribbed Lace and Cable Knots

Oh,  "A Gathering of Lace" by Meg Swansen!

Every lace-knitter's Must Have book. How many of us out there spent hours looking at the pictures of lovely shawls and pullovers? I am the latest victim! I got the book in July and since then every so often I open the pages and look at the pictures, saying : "One day I will make...". The item I will make usually changes from day to day. 
One of those items is a Ribbed Lace Pullover which has the following pattern:
I like the idea of lace and cables and I like the cabled knots. I really wanted to play with this pattern!
However, me being me (i.e. - I very rarely follow any pattern without changing it) I made the pattern even lacy-er and knitted a stole (or a big scarf - what ever you want to call it):

Here is a detailed pattern:




Question is: should I write up the pattern for all of you guys out there? Anybody interested?

Happy knitting everyone!




11/9/10

Another month - another pattern release

It has been more than a month since the last post, but life kept happening keeping me away from knitting and writing. Today is a rare slow day when I can show you something new.
It is my new knitting pattern that has been released on KnitPicks website.

 NEW PATTERN: 
I have been making this type of hats for years, but finally decided to write a pattern down. 
The hat is knitted from KnitPick's Felici Sport Self Striping Yarn. The color scheme on photo is  SEASIDE. this yarn also available in several different variations:
I love the quality of KnitPIks yarns and the price is right too! Felici goes for $4.49 for a 50 g ball: it is VERY reasonable for a self-striping yarn!

Here are the specification of the pattern:
Size: 3-4 years
Finished Head Circumference: 19-20 inches
Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows per 4 inches in stockinet
Yarn: KnitPicks Felici Sport Self Striping Sock Yarn, 1 skein: “Seaside” #24923
Tools: Size 3 (3.25 mm), stitch marker, tapestry needle

This cute little hat only looks difficult to knit. Once you make it and see how easy and quick it is to do - you will want to make one for every kid (and adult) in your life in every color of a self-striping yarn you can put your hands on.
Makes a great quick gift for any occasion!

Price for pattern download is $1.99


Thank you all for your interest
and 
Happy Knitting!