Friday, August 31, 2012

Simple Sprinkle

Oh, look - some more stripes! I'm pretty sure I could start almost every post like this, but I guess it's alright. One could never talk too much about stripes.

Especially when the stripes are as much fun as in this lovely little design.

Simple Sprinkle
Simple sprinkle cowl makes dreams come true: those small leftover skeins worked in stripes and spiced up with a fun shape. Choose your favourite colours or go with those you happen to have - and cast-on!

Yarn: 560 yards [512 m] or 6 partial skeins of different coloured heavy worsted to aran weight yarn.
Needles: US 9 [5.5 mm]
Gauge: 16 stitches = 4" [10 cm] in garter stitch
Finished measurements: 48” [124 cm] in circumference and 11” [28 cm] in depth.

€ 2.90

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Another shawl with stripes! This time it's called Play, a collaboration with The Uncommon Thread. Though I love the low-contrast colours on my sample, be sure to check out all the wonderful test knits. I'm pretty sure must make a high-contrast one too!

The pattern will be available exclusively as part of a kit sold in The Uncommon Thread’s website starting today, Thursday 30th of August, from 4pm BST onwards.

Friday, August 17, 2012


Stripes, stripes and some more stripes.


Never mind a cold breeze from the sea, building sand castles and picking seashells is great fun in this sailor-inspired pullover. It features a yellow button on both shoulders and horizontal stripes from half-way down. The seam detail on the sides adds structure to the piece and allows the stripes to proceed smoothly from one side of the pullover to the other. The pullover is worked top down in one piece.

Finished chest circumference: 23 (25¼, 27, 29, 30½, 32)” [58 (63, 68, 72, 76, 80) cm]
Yarn: 560 - 880 yards [512 - 805 m] of worsted weight yarn (both colours included)
Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows in Stockinette stitch = 4" [10 cm]


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

end of summer hiatus

It's August. Mid-August. Clearly I've been in some sort of Summer hiatus here. But underneath this silence a great deal of things have been brewing slowly. Now that I'm getting back on track, there should be more life here too.

Like this super-fun cowl-to-be: