Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Need Tester for My New Shawl Knitting Pattern

ETA: I have enough testers. Thank you!

I need some testers to test my new pattern. It's called Metropolitan Shawl. I know the name is funny. I am not very good in choosing name. The reason I name it Metropolitan is because in certain angle, this pattern looks like 3D blocks to me. It reminds me of the buildings in the big cities.

This scarf begins with stitches cast on for the lace edge along the two lower sides, then stitches are decreased to produce a triangle shape.

You need to have about 355 sock yarn to make this. I am using Dream in Color Smooshy 100% Merino Wool.

Finished Size: 102 cm (40" across top edge, 51 cm (20") long from centre top to point. Anybody interested, email me at lprajogo@hotmail.com.

Oh, one more thing, you need to post your FO in Ravelry as well.

Thanks in advance.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Gathering Leaves Crocheted Shawl Pattern for Sale

After successfully designing “Garden Path” shawl, I am inspired to design another crocheted shawl. Gathering Leaves shawl is crocheted from the top down and starts with an easy leave motifs that repeats every 10 rows. Then from small leaves the pattern morph seamlessly into bigger leaves and ended with a beautiful tulip motifs. You may use greater or lesser yardage to produce a smaller or larger shawl by simply reduce or increase the repeat of the smaller leaves pattern. This shawl can be worked in many different weights of yarn by changing hook size. As usual, this pattern comes with row-by-row written direction in US crochet term and charts.

Yarn: I used Malabrigo Lace for the red shawl (1500 yards) and Plucky Knitter Sock Yarn for the green one (1200 yards). See here for the red shawl photo.

Hook: 3.5 mm (E) for lace weight yarn, 4.5 mm (G) for fingering weight yarn.

Lace weight: First 10 rows = 11” across top edge, 5.5” long from centre top to point (after blocking)
Fingering weight: First 10 rows = 15” across top edge, 7.5” long from centre top to point (after blocking)

Finished Size:
Lace weight: 58” across top edge, 28” long from centre top to point (work from row 1 to the last row).
Fingering weight: 72” across top edge, 37” long from centre top to point (work row 1 - 19, skip row 20 - 39, directly to row 40 to last row).
You can easily make the shawl bigger by adding the repeat.

Pattern is 14 pages in PDF. Complete with symbols and diagram (like the one you always find in Japanese pattern book) beside the written instruction.
All posts about this projects: click here.
To buy the kit: click here

USD 6.00,-
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Or you can buy the e-book: Shawl Collection to Crochet. Consist of 4 patterns: Garden Path, Gathering Leaves, Cassandra, and Remember Me.

USD 18.00,-

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

FO: Gathering Leaves Shawl in Sock Yarn

Remember this post? Well, I didn’t have to wait 3 weeks. In about 1 week after I bought the yarn from somebody detash in ravelry, the yarn arrived. Yay!! And it matched with my previous yarns. So, I could happily continue my project. I really was enjoying working with this yarn enormously, and felt sad when it’s over.

Gathering Leaves in Fingering weight yarn

After blocking, this shawl is big enough but not as big as my black Garden Path. Too bad I don’t have more skeins. Next time I want to buy 5 skeins of sock yarn to make very big shawl. I love big shawl.

Gathering Leaves on Lauri

Gathering Leaves Edging

I really like the finish result, and actually it is nicer in real person than in the photo.

Pattern: Gathering Leaves Shawl
Source: Here
Materials: Plucky Knitter. Color: Father Goose
Qty: 3 x 100 gram (860 m/940 yards total)
Needles: Clover Hook size 4.5 (G)
Cost: USD 78 (most expensive project to date)
Start Date: 12 July 2010
Finish Date: 1 August 2010
72" across top edge, 37" long from centre top to point.

Gathering Leaves

Gathering Leaves Spread

Friday, August 13, 2010

FO: Gathering Leaves Shawl in Malabrigo Lace

Garden path is my first experience to crochet with lace weight yarn. I found that JaggerSpun Zephyr was to thin to crochet, so I used double instead.
For my second crocheted lace shawl, I used Malabrigo lace. This time, I used single strand as I found that my swatch look OK with single strand. What I don’t like about this yarn is the thick and thin nature, and I found the yarn could not glide easily against my hook. Thus, I had to crochet slower.

But, the result…. Oh, the result is so soft, velvety and the color is very pretty. It is really worth all the trouble. Too bad I did have enough yarn. I did too many repeat, and in the end I didn’t have enough yarn to complete the edging properly. If the yarn not so difficult to frog, I would frog and do less repeat, but the yarn was a nightmare to frog. So, here it is….. ta ….da……

Gathering Leaves Shawl in Lace Weight Yarn 1

Gathering Leaves Shawl in lace weigh yarn (edging)

Pattern: Gathering Leaves Shawl
Source: Here
Materials: Malabrigo Lace. Color: Amoroso 157 (red) dye lot 22061
Qty: 2 x 50 gram (860 m/940 yards total)
Needles: Clover Hook size 3.5 (E)
Cost: USD 24
Start Date: 8 May 2010
Finish Date: 1 June 2010
Finishe size: 58" across top edge, 28" long from centre top to point

Gathering Leaves Shawl in lace weigh yarn

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Sage Cardigan (New Version) Knitting Pattern for Sale

As you are aware that I always writing my patterns using 2 weight yarns, fingering/4 ply/sport and DK weight. The reason is because I always enjoy knitting with lightweight yarn, but I understand that most people don’t. One exception is my Sage Cardigan Pattern. Sage Cardigan was my first pattern and the only pattern that was not written in 2 different weight yarn and not a top down pattern. Thus, I decided to redesign something similar like Sage Cardigan, but knitting using the top down method and this time I used worsted weight instead of fingering weight.

This is actually 2009 project and I posted the FO long time ago. However, I decided to publish the pattern now as this cardigan is perfect for fall.



Sizes: 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60" Bust

Needle: 3.5 mm (size 4) and 4.00 mm (size 6) 80 cm long circular needle
Crochet Hook: 3.5 mm (E). This is to crochet the lace edging of the sleeves. You can ommit this if you can not crochet.

Note: The entire pattern is working flat, only the sleeves are working in a round

Yarn: Worsted Weight (I used Ella Rae Shibu)

Yarn requirement:
32": 950 m/1055 yards,
34": 1030 m/1145 yards,
36": 1110 m/1235 yards,
38": 1190 m/1325 yards,
40": 1270 m/1410 yards,
42": 1350 m/1500 yards,
44": 1430 m/1590 yards,
46": 1510 m/1680 yards,
48": 1590 m/1770 yards,
50": 1670 m/1855 yards,
52": 1750 m/1945 yards,
54": 1830 m/2035 yards,
56": 1910 m/2125 yards,
58": 1990 m/2210 yards,
60": 2070 m/2300 yards.

Notion: Tapestry needle, 2 cm/ 1.5 inch buttons (4 pcs), marker, scrap yarn.

Worsted Weight: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch (St st) using 4.00 mm needle or adjust the needle size to get gauge.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Other Posts and photos about this project: Here

How To Buy:
Pattern has 11 pages in PDF. Consist of written instruction, crochet chart for the lace edging on the sleeves and photo tutorial to do short row on the collar.
Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.

USD 5.00,-

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