Friday, 21 January 2011

Hand Painted Cotton Shawl Finished

Finished! I think it looks pretty good, I am pleased with it. Not quite as wide at the top as I would have liked but I did not have any more yarn so i added the little ties at the corners just to make sure it is secure round my neck.

This is my own pattern. Cast on 3, then yarn forward either side of the central stitch with 6 stitches of garter stitch at each edge to stop it from curling up. A bit of short row shaping at the top to straighten the top out a bit and then a few rows of garter stitch.

I will be sporting it tomorrow on route to the bus stop.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Hand Painted Cotton Shawl

Finally I have started to knit with the hand painted cotton I bought at WoolFest last June! It is so nice and soft. I am not usually a cotton fan but this is just so nice to work with. Not stiff like a lot of cottons can be. I am so impressed with it I have posted this image of the shawl half finished, another to follow when it is done!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Christmas Knits - Gifts

A hat for Sandra, a hat and gloves for Grandma and a cardigan for Rosie.
Hats knitted in Rowan Cocoon, Rosie's cardigan in All Seasons Cotton with a handmade button from WickedMinky on etsy.

Christmas Knits

Christmas stockings for Chris and me, guess who's is who's?!
Done in Rowan Pure Wool Aran and only 1 ball of each colour. Pattern in the Rowan Autumn Winter newsletter.