Wednesday, October 31, 2012

FO: Laura

I made this pattern was because I wanted to try sideways construction. The advantage of sideways construction is that you can use up your yarn and the chance running out of yarn is almost zero. The process of designing this pattern was very fast and everything fell to place nicely. The process to write the pattern was not so smooth. Surprisingly, for such a simple and repetitive pattern, it took so much time and efforts to write and draw. Sometimes I was wondering whether it is worth the efforts.

I have these 2 skeins of yarns in Aged Wine colorway for ages. I was planning them for something else, but halfway through, I didn't like the result. So, I frogged it and planned for something else. Laura seems a perfect pattern for this yarn and colorway. Plus I have a perfect beads for it.

I planned to make the medium size, because I originally thought that 2 skeins should be enough. However, after I did part A and did some quick calculation, I found out that 2 skeins were not enough to make the medium size. So, in the end I made the small size with additional repeats of part D (total 4 times) to maximize the yarn usage.

During the making of this shawl, I was not sure whether it would look nice, and whether I should continue making it. After blocking however, the ugly ducking became a gorgeous swan. I love it. The beads adding the glamour and sparkle and now this shawl is my favorite one to use.

Pattern: Laura 
Materials: Rendezvous Classic Light 100% Merino Superwash (Aged Wine color) 
Qty: 2 x 100 gram (920 yards) 
Beads: Toho Seed Beads TR-06-32 Silver Lined Mauve 1 oz. 
Hook: 3.5 mm 
Start-Finish Date: 28 August - 26 September 2012 
Finished size: 177 cm (69.7")wide by 52 cm (20.5") deep.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Dandelion on A Meadow Knitting Pattern and Kit for Sale

Dandelion on A Meadow is a crescent shaped shawl worked from the bottom up, with the narrow curved shape of lace is created by short rows. The pattern is worked on the both wrong and right sides, but it is easy enough to memorize and knit.
Pattern includes charts and written directions. If you like to add beads to your shawl, I includes instructions on where to place the beads.

Technical Editor: Chaitanya Muralidhara

Suggested yarn and yardage needed
Any sock yarn (see table for yardage needed). 
I used Rendezvous Forever sock 75% Merino Superwash 25% Nylon (pixie dust colorway) 1 skein (100g, 460 yards) for 16 repeats

Needle: At least 24" long circular needles size 3.5 mm (US 4), 4 mm (US 6), 6 mm (US 10)

Finished Size (16 repeats) on Blocking Board: 160 cm (63") across top edge, 45 cm (17.7") depth.

Notions: stitch markers, removable stitch marker or 4 cm of contrasting color yarn, crochet hook for beading (optional), beads size 6 (optional).

Level: Advanced

Other posts about this projecthere

How to Buy:
1. The Pattern only: Pattern is 10 pages in PDF includes charts and written directions. Payment by Paypal and delivery by Ravelry, no accounts required. Credit cards accepted.
2. The Kit: You get the PDF pattern and the yarn. The pattern will be sent to you via Ravelry (please let me know your Ravelry username and your color combination choice during check out) and the yarn will be sent to your address (please make sure to update your shipping address in Paypal). Shipping cost is FREE! Please allow 10 - 20 days to reach your hand.

Dandelion on A Meadow Pattern only:
USD 5.00,-

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Dandelion on A Meadow Kit:

Info about the yarn: 
Weight: Fingering Fibers: 75% Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon 
Yardage/Weight: approx. 463 yds / 100g 
Machine washable/lay flat to dry using bleach-free detergent. 
Hand wash always recommended.
May bleed slightly upon first wash.

Monday, October 01, 2012

FO: Dandelion on A Meadow

Since it's been well over a month, it is time to reveal how "Dandelion on A Meadow" shawl looks like.

I am very happy with the result of this shawl although I wish that I put beads on it.

Pattern: Dandelion on A Meadow
Source: here
Materials: Rendezvous Forever Sock 75% Merino Superwash/25% Nylon (Pixie Dust color)
Quantity: 1 skein (100g, 460 yards)
Needles: 3.5 mm (US 4), 4 mm (US 6), 6 mm (US 10) circular needle
Start Date: 29 May 2012
Finish Date: 9 June 2011
Finished Size (16 repeats) on Blocking Board: 160 cm
(63") across top edge, 45 cm (17.7") depth