Saturday, January 28, 2012

New from the shop

As promised - two new items from the KnitsDeLuxe shop at Etsy.

Number one is yet another zig-zag - one of my favorite patterns this winter, this time-hand knitted from yarn with lots of shades of gray:) Warm and cozy, 170x53 cm, available here:

If you are interested in the pattern, it's a free download via Ravelry:

The other shawl is blue - it's my Valentine project for brides:) A little something blue that will keep you warm. Hand-knitted in Estonian lace stitch pattern with 70% mohair yarn it's light, soft and cozy. I added ruffled edges for fun and for more draping possibilities.

The shawl is available here:

Coming up soon: a new hat pattern and another kidsilk shawl.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Queen in Teal

Her majesty's here - finished and ready. It came out huge: 200x100 cm, but it weighs only 64 grams. Very light, soft and apparently non-scratchy (wasn't supposed to be anyway, but some people are extremely sensitive to some yarns; this was tested today by an objective tester, and proclaimed "very nice"). I'm happy with the result, though I still can't get the color right.

The yarn is a blend of kid mohair and polyamide. I used my own pattern Queen of the Forest, it's the large leaves version. (The pattern is available via Ravelry or at my other Etsy store - KnitInstructor.)

Here's the official color (sample from the yarn color card):

And the shawl itself is available for sale here: The Queen in Teal @Etsy

There are also other colors available: green (small leaves) and yellow/mustard (big leaves).

Thanks for dropping by!:) If you have any comments or suggestions I'll be happy to hear from you.

And come back soon - I'm working on something blue for Valentine's Day, so I'll be showing that (plus there'll be another version of zig-zag!)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I survived Christmas (and New Year, and the first week of 2012:))

Well, it wasn't that difficult, really:) But it was very busy, so today is really the first day when I'm starting to catch a break. First there were some gifts to knit:

This time I kept it to a minimum:)

Then I came up with a new cowl for the shop - close fitting hoody type of neckwarmer.

Blend of mohair and acrylic, available here: long cowl from KnitsDeLuxe at Etsy.

Then there was an order for one of my favorite models:

White Angel from Debbie Bliss - blend of super kid mohair and silk, great yarn to work with. I love this shawl, it's soft, delicate, big (usualy about 180-190 x 60 cm), and ultralight (less than 100 grams).
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And in the meantime, I knitted a quick "I-want-one":)

Now I'm working on a new Queen of the Forest shawl (pattern available here: Queen of the Forest at Ravelry or here Queen of the Forest at Etsy. This one will be big leaves in deep teal - great color, unfortunately one of those I can't seem to get right on camera. Anyway, here's a sneak peek:

Well, that's it for now. Time to go back to work:)