....the harder i try to keep the promise to post more regularly the less time i have to do so...
nevertheless,....here is the second part of the (latest) testknits i didn't show here
dessine-moi-un-mouton is a lovely light weight jumper, seamlesss, worked from the top down with raglan increases to shape the yoke. an easy-peasy textured pattern makes it special and keeps you interested while knitting
love the stripes (and the texture) of this one!
but i think i need to redo the bottom and add a little length to this beauty, because i still feel uncomfortable wearing this cropped sweater
she published the pattern for this one on her birthday...as always i completely forgot to send her a gift for this day...and so i did a little embroidery to the back of my worsted boxy (...guess she loved it ;)
i did mine without the double garter part on the shoulders, also picked up my stitches for the sleeves and the neckband from the WS to highlight the "seams"....aaaand i did a 2-color version, just for the fun of combining colors ;)
a wonderfully written, easy peasy bottom-up raglan sweater with an adorable and flattering shape, just love it and will do anotherone in wool for autumn (..if i ever find the time to knit all the things i'd love to ;)
...finally the pattern for KC [Kynance Cove] is published!!!! i had so much fun with the testing ladies (...and it's way easier to launch a test in my ravelry group, than thought ...;) Thank you, Ann for pushing this through ;) please, please check out all these wonderful, fantastic, uber beautiful, amazing,.....projects i cannot say how much i loooove every single one of them!!!! Cathrin from WalkCollection will have a shop update today 9 pm, with adorable yarn kits (with pattern) for pre-order the yarn kits are up, go and grab your yarn here in the shop maybe you'd like to have a very first look ????
...aaaaand there will be a KAL (what???? a KAL!)in the group starting 04/01, ending 05/31 and as this is the first KAL i host, everyone (YES! everyone) who finishes by the date will win a free pattern (all of my patterns are eligible) so come on ladies (and gents, of course ;) join the fun here in the group have a great day isa m.
don't know how to explain my love affair with stripes i think i am addicted!!!! last december Cathrin from WalkCollection offered me to use her yarns for a new design - i sent her some sketches and we decided to go with a casual, striped (....how extraordinary ;) henley that matches her wonderful BFL dk then the hardest part of the work took part - deciding on colors!!!! i had several combinations in mind, like:
hey grey - pebbles - chartreuse
sand - straw - pink candy
secret - powder - masala
but finally we went with
cement - tobacco - moana
and i absolutely loooove how this turned out.
the yarn itself is a pure pleasure to work with. soft and sturdy
with excellent stitch definition...and though i had so much other
things to do, this sweater went off my needles in no time...
my lovely testknitting ladies are currently testing this beauty
- you can see some very, very promising sneak peeks in the
lately i got to test some little gems - lucky me! i recieved a bag full of luscious skeins from lamana yarns and in addition their new pattern booklet
the yarn shown above is called cusco , 100 % pure alpaca and comes in a beautiful range of 28 (!!!) colors
again .... the little girl in me wanted .... pink!
this hat is just too lovely (pattern is in this booklet)- soft and cozy (touching this yarn is like touching a cloud...though i need to confess, that i never touched a cloud so far...hahaha!)
...there are some other yarns to try out in the bag...
first pic: perla a wonderful cotton/alpaca/silk blend second pic: piura lace weight pure alpaca (soooo soft!) third pic: nuro a worsted weight cotton/merino blend (...maybe a little too heavy for my taste)
and last: nazca a bulky weight merino/alpaca/polyamid blend (there is already a sweater in my mind...we'll see...) i need more time! that's the one and only thing that's true ...don't know how to get all those ideas out of my head there are way too many for one knitters life!!!!
oh, and i would love to invite you all to join my new group. a new group? yes, a new group! - finally there is a group for my designs at ravelry!!!!
i will announce test calls there, we could do KALs or just hang around and chat....