Test Knitters Wanted – Riverrun Shawl

While the late summer sun was still warming my patio a few days ago, I took the first snapshots of my latest shawl design “Riverrun”. The name is – as you probably guessed – taken from the Game of Thrones series. I think the mosaic edge looks a bit like swirling water and I deliberately chose the wonderful blue-green Malabrigo Mechita yarn in my favorite Malabrigo colorway Teal Feather for an even more water-y appearance. Mechita is a Fingerring weight yarn, but I wanted a soft, voluminous fabric so I used relatively large needles. I am very happy with the…

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Test Knitters Wanted – Serenity

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Admittedly, I have been on a shawl knitting spree in the last few months and more designs are coming up very soon. But of course vintage sweaters are still my one true love. Over the summer I have been working on two lovely designs and I am very excited to put the first one up for test knitting today. I proudly present you Serenity, a multisize reproduction of an original 1930ies design. Knitted in simple stripes in plain stockinette stitch the sweater knits up rather quickly. The stunning plaid effect is achieved by embroidery on the finished pieces. The embroidery…

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And so it begins!

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I finally took the plunge to become a knitting designer and my first design has gone live on Ravelry. Meet the nautical-inspired Submarine shawl: A casual little shawl made from soft cool cotton to set off your summer outfits. The classic combination of navy blue and white is always popular in the summertime. It will look cool and fresh with any bright contrast colour – try green or pink for a surprising combination or go for the classical sailor style in blue white and red. Submarine is an assymetrical triangle shawl, knitted sideways starting with a section in a structured…

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