Since almost 2 years silence, I’m back to the world. Things are changed so much. I’m getting used to new normal. My blog is so strange to me after long absence. Maybe I have to renovate. But, I’m back. And I will knit and design again.
Finally, I have been upload Celtic duke pattern on my Ravelry store. Maybe It was almost 3 years ago. I made sanquhar gloves for D’Arcy’ birthday. He wanted to put Celtic cross on the back of hand because his last name is Cross. I tried to accept all his request and it turns fingerless gloves in duke pattern with Celtic cross. It was my first sanquhar project and still he loves it. But, it’s bit unsatisfied to me.
Last winter, 3 years later since I made my first sanquhar, some of the members in online KAL group start talking about sanquhar pattern. When they were mentions gloves I made, it looks unique and something different. I started to make my gloves. I changed a bit of construction from traditional sanquhar gloves pattern. I change height of little finger and tried to avoid gaps on adjoin fingers. Celtic knots around cross is clear then first one, etc…
I’ve got help from 5 amazing knitters. They knitted total 6 pairs of Celtic duke with two different weight yarn in two language English and Korean.
Upload this pattern on 22nd and It’s on sale 40% off until end of Feb in Eastern Time. Cupon code is GODUKE. Pattern page is here.
Celtic duke is Sanquhar gloves in duke pattern with Celtic cross. Got inspiring from the last name of Cross Family and heritage.
40% off until end of Feb, 2019. Promotion code is GODUKE.
The Duke pattern is from one of the traditional Sanquhar gloves. The basic Sanquhar glove pattern was created almost a century ago. The design is improved to include a Celtic Cross on the back of the hand and avoids a gap(hole) in the adjoining fingers.
Gauge is important if you want to get fitted size for your hand. please be patient to check correct gauge.
Conductive thread is for touch screens of your tablet or mobile device. It’s optional.
FINISHED SIZE: 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9)” / 17.5 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 23) cm. Shown size is 7.5”/ 19cm hand all around.
YARN: 50g/±400yds of each colour of Lace weight or 100g/±420yds of each colour of Fingering weight. Sample yarn is Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Sock Yarn (75% Fine Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon;100g/ 472yds) MC Pansy 45g/212yds, CC Bare 35g/165yds. Suggest lace weight yarn for smaller size from 7 – 8”/17.5 – 20.5cm and fingering weight yarn for larger size from 8 – 9”/ 20.5 – 23cm. It’s personal taste to choose yarn weight. But, it’s not easy to handle ticker yarn with size 0000 – 00 needles.
It’s almost 2 weeks after first day of new year. My middle finger of left hand is healing well. It’s still looked ugly but no more pain and I can knit and draw. I didn’t post much last year in this blog. But, I have bunched of stuff to show and share.
Last late summer, I got an offer to work with Vogue Knitting magazine and I worked with them happily. Deadline was quite tight, and I was afraid to knit sample used limited yardage. Time’s run fast and I found a magazine on my PO box last Friday.
I used lovely Koigu yarn Pencil Box Collection. I love math and mathematical shapes like triangle, Hexagon, and spiral. It’s always made me feel to solve puzzles. I wish to design more often inspire from those mathematical shapes.
Leigh’s shawl is worked in a single KPPPM Pencil Box from Koigu Wool Designs and shows the colors off to stunning effect. Each hexagon is built using three eyelet diamond motifs and then sewn together into four tiers. Mattress stitch is used in seaming to avoid any gaps between the motifs. COLOR CUE Koigu’s Pencil Boxes come in myriad color variations. For this geometric wrap, follow our lead, or play around with different color arrangements that you find equally pleasing.
Here‘s a link of Koigu pencil box info. Also, Vogue Knitting website is here and Ravelry design info page is here.
Belloguardo cardigan is my newest design published on Wool studio Vol.5. My blog was so quiet last few seasons because of my health issue. I did knit as usual all the time but I didn’t get a chance to publish new pattern or even finish Objects. Things are getting better slowly and luckily get chances to work with some publishers and yarn company early this year. But I can’t post or show photos before the issue is published. So, I had to wait till right time.
Return to talk about this Belloguardo cardigan, It was so fun to work. I love the concept of the issue and always had a plan to make hoodie cardigan for myself. Like monk’s cloak. Deadline was quite tight. But, I enjoyed whole process.
The Belloguardo Cardgian is an avant-garde interpretation of a traditional monk’s cloak with a dramatic oversized hood and billowing side wings. The shape of this cardigan is engineered with a sturdy broken-rib stitch that adds texture and interest to the fabric. The cardigan is worked from the bottom up, starting with each wide peplum.
DIFFICULTY Intermediate FINISHED SIZE 35¾ (39½, 42¾, 46½, 50)“ circumference at underarm, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 39½”; modeled with 5½“ of positive ease. YARN Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed (100% pure new wool; 183 yd / 3½ oz): #895 dark khaki, 11 (12, 13, 14, 14) skeins. Yarn distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles. YARNWEIGHT 4 NEEDLES Size 7 (4.5 mm): 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the cor¬rect gauge. NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holders; size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook; spare 32” cir needle in size 6 (4 mm) or smaller for tu¬bular CO and BO; twelve 1” buttons; waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle. GAUGE 18 sts and 27 rows = 4” in Broken K2, P2 Rib.
I found a bunch of mini roving on Etsy shop early this month. Shop title was quite familiar. Oh! She’s Nikki! I never have been meet her. But I had talk on the phone with her almost 9 years ago. I was in Belleville and She visited her family in Mississagua,
Anyway, she’s dying yarn and selling craft supplies on Etsy shop. I have been interested in drop spin. I found roving bag. It seems like pretty and perfect size for beginner. I got a bag and started to spin very next day. I had a mistake few times. So I did messed up maybe 40% of roving. Maybe it was a kind of practice. Restart a couple days later.
It looks like Noro Flower Garden. I’m so busy to design these days and Spinning yarn take too much time. but I will start spin again soon.
Thanks Nikki! I’m sure I will be your regular customer. 😛
I published Parallel module socks pattern a couple months ago. I had to update pattern almost 4 times within first week after I published. It wasn’t easy to write sock pattern in entrelac technique. I’m very happy and glad that many knitters love this pattern. They choose this pattern without hesitation and finished wonderful socks. It’s very thankful.
I’m in depression over 2 years. I want to escape desperately from this long tunnel.
I started to build a group for sock knitters last summer. Members are finished knit a pair of socks within 6 weeks. Now 40 members are working on 6th Knit Along Socks together. It was a kind a turning point for me. Slowly but steady my body and soul both are healing.
Before I reboot my blog, I would love to show wonderful FOs here.
Most of members are in South Korea, bur in Japan, UAE and US, even in Alaska.
2018 Knit Along Socks #1 / 2018년 1차 양말함께뜨기 December 31, 2017 – February 11, 2018
Yeah! It’s a third day of new year. My last two years like a long long tunnel.
I have some good memories and happy moments. But, most of times, I was in pain. I had to visit clinics and hospitals. Still I’m getting treatment once a week for my spinal. Nonetheless, it’s the good timing to refresh.
I started Knit-Along Socks through messanger named Kakao-Talk July 2017. All members have to knit a pair of socks within 6 weeks. Total 4 times KAL brought me a wonderful knitter friends and showed me arts.
I miss so much knitting group in Kingston. I had chances to meet them knit and talk together every Wednsday night at the Irish bar when I was live in Kingston. Since I moved this small town, even if it’s so difficult to meet friends even near my age.
In my 2018, I wish to meet local knitters as much as possible. Would love to meet my Liz more often. Kakao-Talk is such a wonderful tool for me to comunicat with knitters. But, most of them are in South Korea and we have 14 hours time gap.
Here are my new year’s resolutions:
Write and publish over a single pattern every month,
Knit over 8 pairs of socks in 2018.
Do exercise every day.
Remember friends and family’s special day.
Vacumm carpet floor every other day.
Stop buying yarn over $100 at one time.
I did upload brickwork socks file on my Ravelry store this afternoon. I designed color-work pattern chart 2010. its reminds me old PC game Brickwork. That’s the reason I named the sock I made.
When I wrote first sock pattern, I felt so difficult to find a way to express how built heel and gusset. I had get some help from old scadnavian sock pattern book. It wasn’t my own voice. So, I published first brickwork socks pattern as free until 2013.
Former sock pattern is no longer aviable as free.
I rewrote brickwork socks pattern in new view. I added unique heel and gusset idea in new brickwork socks. Also I used real sock yarn this time.
A pair of pretty socks made my feet and soul are happy.
Meet Kitty Hairington, our new fur baby and the youngest in this house.
We were waited almost a month to meet our new kitten. Jenn told me Kitten’s ready to meet new mom and dad. We visited her house to pickup yesterday evening.
Kitten looked so happy and healthy. She was a tiniest one between her siblings but full of energy with curiosity.
D’Arcy named her Kitty Hairington. We introdused her to Taare. We told him about her often. You will be a big brother and mommy and daddy love you so much always. Just like that. I know he’s just a cat. But, cat has emotions like human. They know and feel jealous and love.
It’s worked. Tarae’s very nice his new baby sister. He’s ignoring her most of times actually. When little Kitty jump to him or punch him, he just blink his eyes few times. That’s all.