It feels like thisÂ is going to end up more like a weekly round up than a blog post! It’s been a very busy week, there has been a lot of activity in knitting land :-)
To start things off let me introduce you to my newest self-published pattern – Nishibi.
This was my first time knitting with Plucky Knitter yarn – I used Primo Sport and found it just beautiful to work with! It looks like they are low on this base at the moment but for a substitute yarn I’d suggest looking for a yarn that is primarily wool with a high twist and really good stitch definition. This really helps when you’re working with ribbing as they just jump out!
So how is the design constructed? This is a top down sweater with set-in sleeve caps worked also from the top down with short rows. The biasing is created using a series of increases and decreases worked along the central panels, in fact the biasing effect creates such a strong line it does all the neck and hem shaping for you! There’s also some waist shaping, again I love waist shaping with ribbing as I like to watch ribbing increase and decrease down a line. I just love those lines!
Among Stones KAL ending!
Did you know that the Among Stones KAL is almost over? If you’ve got a photo of a finished piece make sure to add it to the FO thread so you’ll be in for a chance to win!
Autumn Whispers KAL Starting….
As with most things in life when one thing ends another begins :-) So too with KAL, due to popular demand there will be a KAL for Autumn Whispers starting here tomorrow, October 1st.
I have a few more new patterns from magazines to share with you but I think they can wait for another day…