Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Name Badge in 2ply

As I am now helping to run The Kings Arms Knitters which entails teaching/helping new people with their knitting, we thought it might be a good idea to have name badges.  Normal name badges would not do, so I made a pattern for a knitted one!

I used some 2ply/cobweb yarn that was a gift brought back from Peru.  It was knit on old size 17 needles which is 1.5mm.  There is an intarsia knitting needle at the top and bottom with my name in the middle.  The badge is a bit long, but it had to be to fit 7 letters on it. The badge is 5cm x 15cm.  I used a piece of funky foam to stiffen it then backed it in bright blue felt and sew a large safety pin to the back. 

Ginkgo Shawl

This is a triangular shawl pattern called Ginkgo from Ravelry. Its a free pattern knit in 4ply on 4mm needles.  I used Jawoll Magic sock wool hence the stripes.  The main body of the shawl is in stocking stitch with a lace border.  This makes it quite a quick knit up to the lace so you really feel like you are progressing with it.  I am already considering knitting this again but in a solid colour, because even though I love the wool I have done it in, it would be nice to show the lace pattern off a bit more.