Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Light and Up

I've published a new and free pattern on Ravelry, Light and Up. I love simple designs and I love eyelets and my new shawl is a combination of both. It's very easy to knit and requires less than one skein of fingering weight yarn. The yellow shawl is knit in a linen yarn from Ullcentrum and is a perfect summer shawl. The blue shawl is knit in gorgeous Malabrigo Sock. The size is generous thanks to the bigger needles (5 mm) and the shawl is very light and airy. I love it and think it's very wearable. And I'm happy that many fellow knitters on Ravelry also like it! I'm also happy and proud that Malabrigo Yarn linked to my pattern on their website.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Fantasy Mittens

I'm very proud of my new fingerless mittens! I used the pattern Mitt Envy (Ravelry) as the basis, but made them longer and played around with different motives and colors. I had so much fun planning and making them that I forgot to eat! I love to be in that creative flow!!
I never thought that I would enjoy knitting on tiny needles, but it's very relaxing. Also, knitting mittens is a great way to use up all those small amounts of left-over precious yarn in the stash and they are finished in a couple of hours. Instant gratification! I've been bitten by the mitten bug, for sure!