Fractal Danger

Aug 21, 16 Fractal Danger

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Winter is finally here!  I have decided to knit myself a scarf/shawl named Fractal Danger by Martina Behm.  I recently purchased an Australian Merino/Silk sport weight yarn in light grey.  The yarn is really soft and yummy! The pattern is so easy that I’ve decided to knit the garter rows using Continental Method as I need more practise in that method.  I’m a self-taught English Method knitter and have been learning the Continental Method using a class on Craftsy: Knit Faster With Continental Knitting with Lorilee Beltman.  Lorilee is a wonderful teacher and I’m learning heaps! I’m hoping I can finish this before it gets too warm to use it and also get better with Continental knitting.  I can knit but still struggling with purl and everything else.  Will get there one day :)....

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Chart 2 of Ashton Shawlette

Jan 12, 15 Chart 2 of Ashton Shawlette

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I am having so much fun knitting the Ashton Shawlette.  My only problem is the summer temperatures here in Brisbane!  So looking forward to cooler weather so I can continue :). I hate frogging so I have put in a couple of lifelines: one at the end of Chart 1 and another at the end of first repeat of Chart 2.  Here is the latest photo.  I just started the second repeat of Chart 2 :).   Shawl Details: Yarn I am using is Shalimar Yarns Breathless: Sapote colourway. Pattern I am using is Ashton Shawlette....

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Starting my Ashton Shawlette

Jan 06, 15 Starting my Ashton Shawlette

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A year ago I had planned to knit the Ashton Shawlette but never found the time to start it.  This month I finally found the time to start it and I am having so much fun learning how to knit a shawl.  The pattern have extra information on how to read the lace charts which is ideal for beginners or someone knitting a shawl for the first time.  Below is a picture of my shawl at the end of Chart 1.   Shawl Details: Yarn I am using is Shalimar Yarns Breathless: Sapote colourway. Pattern I am using is Ashton Shawlette....

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Pretty In Oink Darling Little Peasant Top

Jul 11, 14 Pretty In Oink Darling Little Peasant Top

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I have been so busy that I have not knitted anything since my last post: Downton Cowl.  When Ashley asked for testers for her Darling Little Peasant Top pattern, I jumped at the chance to do some dolly knitting.  The pattern is easy to understand and quick to knit up.  I tested the 14″ size for our two 14″ Waldorf Inspired dolls.  Here are pics of our dolls modelling the peasant top. The peasant top is adorable on them both but fitted the 14″ Moonchild Dolls better.  It is a perfect fit on her and a looser fit for the Dragonfly’s Hollow.  I will have to knit some more for our other dolls :). The peasant top pattern is by Ashley Darling and can be purchased on Ravelry here.  The yarn is “Pretty In Oink” by Oint Pigment on 100% Superwash Merino Wool.   Linking up with Anything Goes Mondays at Stitch by Stitch (21st July...

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My Downton Cowl

Feb 02, 14 My Downton Cowl

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I have recently joined a small group of ladies on Facebook to do a Downton Abbey KAL (knit-along).  The aim is to knit something inspired by the TV Show Downton Abbey while watching the TV show. I have decided to knit this Downton Cowl by Shannon Cook with Madelinetosh Tosh DK Baroque Violet.  The yarn is so soft and the colourway is gorgeous!  Need to buy more Madelinetosh Tosh DK for my stash :).     This is my first serious attempt at lace knitting.  I dislike frogging/unpicking so to minimise that, I had placed a stitch marker at the end of each pattern repeat.  This has saved me a lot of time and heartache as all my mistakes were discovered really early.     My finished Downton Cowl!  Now to get some wool wash andblock it.  Not going to try it on yet as it’s Summer here at the moment but I can not wait until winter to use it.     I found the pattern very easy to follow and a joy to knit.  The cowl took me roughly 10 days to knit as I was only knitting it during long car rides.  Obviously I was not knitting and driving at the same time!  Now to find something else to keep my fingers busy :)....

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My Shalimar Yarns Breathless Yarn is here

Jan 12, 13 My Shalimar Yarns Breathless Yarn is here

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Yay!  My Shalimar Yarns Breathless yarn safely arrived from USA.  Now I can finally start my Shawl.  The Shawl I’ll be knitting this year is Ashton Shawlette. The yarn is a 3-ply superwash blend of Merino, cashmere and silk – yum!  The colourway I have chosen to use is Sapote.  For the true colour of Sapote, please see link below....

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