Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Seam on Seam

So happy to share this collaboration with you! I teamed up with the amazing dyer of The Uncommon Thread, hoping to create a sweater design with seam after seam - without needing to actually sew those seams later. The result ended up being one of my favorite jumpers, so comfy to wear!

The yarn is a dream to work with and to wear. The Uncommon Thread Merino DK has wonderful stitch definition and it's still oh so soft! This is not the easiest or the most straight-forward sweater, but it surely will keep your interest throughout the piece! And it is so much fun with all the twists and turns.

The pattern will be initially offered exclusively as part of a kit sold in The Uncommon Thread’s website. Look for details about shop updates in The Uncommon Thread’s Ravelry group, or sign up for their email newsletter!
The Uncommon Thread will be offering yarn and pattern kits from Monday 15 September 2014 at 4pm BST. The pattern will be exclusive until the end of January 2015.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Neon Beast

This piece throws me right back to July! Oh, all those memories: Unwind Brighton, a few wonderful days in London, the most wonderful guests we had! All in all - warm Summer and holidays! This is probably just the right time to release a piece with all these Summery and relaxed fun moments intertwined in it - my Neon Beast shawl.

Now this shawl will lighten up the gray days of the Autumn and the color choices are limitless! Easy and fun, just like any design with garter stitch, stripes and short rows (yes, my three favorite things!).

Neon Beast

This huge shawl is as close to being fluorescent as possible with soft merino or merino-blend yarn! These garter stitch ridges almost glow in the dark. The fun shape is created with short rows making the shawl super easy to wear.

Yarn: 3 skeins of Tosh Merino Light by Madelinetosh or 3 skeins of Tosh Mo Light by Madelinetosh. Approx. 900 yards [815 meters] of fingering weight yarn: 400 yards [360 meters] of main color (grey in sample), 200 yards [180 meters] of first contrasting color (pink) and 300 yards [275 meters] of second contrasting color (yellow).

Needles: US 6 [4 mm] circular needle.

Finished measurements: 96” [244 cm] long and 21” [53 cm] deep at deepest point.

€ 3.90