Saturday, 19 March 2016

Nothing to Show

Well, I've been busily knitting away but have nothing to show because I have to wait until the patterns are released - very frustrating.  My biggest project has been a cable jumper for Marie Wallin's next book.  Knitted in Rowan Felted Tweed DK with a lot of cables and twist stitches as well as a flare to the main body, it took me 8 days of solid knitting to complete.  I'll be sure to post photos as soon as I am allowed.
My other projects included a aran weight, cable and texture pattern slipover for a King Cole pattern and a garter stitch and lace cardigan for designer Jo Allport, knitted in West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran Fusions.  One of the things I really love about this work is getting to use some lovely yarns such as this one.
My current project is a 4ply cable and lace cardigan for designer Sarah Hatton that will be featured in The Knitter magazine.  This one is knitted in Rowan wool cotton and is a pleasant yarn to knit with.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Spotty Jumper

It's been a busy week but I'm not yet able to show most of the garments I have knitted because they are awaiting photography and publication.  However, I have just this afternoon finished this spotty jumper.
Spotty Jumper

It's to go to be sold on the Where's That Bear website and I will soon be knitting some more.  This one was knitted from a sample - the first time I have attempted it.  I have to say that I am very pleased with how it has come out.  I laid it on top of the sample and it was difficult to tell which was which. 
Now it's back to an oversized cardigan, knitted in aran weight yarn and designed by Jo Allport.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Poncho

I spent most of the weekend knitting this poncho:

It's for a customer so I won't get to keep it but it is one that I would like to knit for myself some day.
I also knitted another bonnet from my own pattern.  It has a slight alteration to the back shaping to suit my customer.

Now I am knitting a lovely jumper for Jo Allport but won't be able to show it until it has been published.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Fair Isle Throw

I finished the Fair Isle Throw last Tuesday and took some photos.  I won't get to see the finished blocked item since Marie did that part, but the effect can still be seen.



I am now knitting an aran weight poncho with cables for another customer but in the meantime also knitted this beanie for someone else.

The brief was for a snug fit to very specific measurements so you can imagine my delight when I got good feedback - it fits perfectly.  Now I have an order to use the rest of the yarn to knit one in the opposite colourway.  Meanwhile, work continues on the poncho.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Genevieve and Sage Throw

I've not posted here in a while but have today decided that it is time I picked this up again.  I have been so busy knitting that it would be impossible to catch up so I shall just continue on from where I am now.

My big project at the moment is my Sage Throw.  Designed by Marie Wallin, I am knitting it for one of her customers.  Due to ill health, it has taken me longer to knit that it would have normally but at last the end is in sight and I only have the side borders left to knit.  I have even picked up the stitches for one of those borders and worked the first two rows in rib.  I now have to continue in 2 colour rib, the same as on the bottom border.  Here is the last photo I took when I was still working on the main fair isle section.

It is getting very difficult to photograph it now that it is so big, so the next photo will be of the completed throw.  I am having to put it to one side today since I need to knit a child's poncho to get in the post on Monday, although I would really like to sit down and get the throw finished.

My other recent piece of news is that Genevieve, a sweater I knitted for designer Jo Allport, has been published in Knitting magazine.
I love the yarn used (WYS Aire Valley Fusions) so am especially pleased that I am soon going to be knitting some more garments for Jo using the same yarn.