Sunday, 8 May 2016

scarfy thing

Scarfy Thing is finished! I improvised this design using 2 full skeins of HHF Sock Yarn (Bramble and Zephyr) and 11 Sock Minis (I  have listed them on my project page here). It was a fun knit! I casted on somewhere in the middle and then added on section in different directions. I have put together a 'recipe' - it's not a row by row pattern more like a collection of knitting tips, you can find it here.

Here again (like my Penguono) I used my rule of combining colours without looking like a circus rainbow: use all the colours of the rainbow but eliminate at least one. I didn't use (almost)any green in this scarf, there's a Boombox Mini used that has some green in it, but overall - no green.)

Thursday, 5 May 2016

briochevron scarf

This was so much fun to knit! I'm now officially addicted to brioche. I love how the colours mix and mingle, the fabric is beautiful, thick, squishy and luscious. And reversible! What not to love? Brioche really has it all. Pattern by Stephen West available through Ravelry. I have made a few minor modifications, click below to read more!

Friday, 29 January 2016

mohair penguono

What a relief. It's perfect! The size is great and the mohair is as light as a feather. The pattern is Penguono by Stephen West and I've used Hedgehog Fibres Kidsilk Lace held triple on 4mm needles. Here and there I used some Twist Sock and some Singles as I didn't have enough colours of the Kidsilk.

 Who has enough colours ever? I like to just keep adding more. If a section looks weird, just add more colours, it'll all work out!

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

penguono 1&2

 Everything I knit, turns out giant.

I've made my peace with this fact. It's great for shawls. Not so great for sweaters. I have finished a Penguono (by Stephen West, available on Ravelry) and because it was a bit big for me, I had to find a suitable tall person: enter Stephen West. Perfect fit. It looks awesome on him.

Stephen rocks everything, obviously. Because he's awesome.