#8 Cubix Shawl

#8 Cubix Shawl , Vogue Knitting Winter 2018/2019
ⓒ Vogue Knitting

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.

#8 Cubix Shawl , Vogue Knitting Winter 2018/2019
ⓒ Vogue Knitting

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.

#8 Cubix Shawl , Vogue Knitting Winter 2018/2019
ⓒ Vogue Knitting

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


© Interweave / Harper Point

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.


© Interweave / Harper Point

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.


© Interweave / Harper Point

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.


© Interweave / Harper Point

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.

Here is a link of Ravelry design page.

Here is a link of interweave store.

Left photo is a cover of the issue Wool studio Vol.5. I’m so honored and happy that I had a chance to work with my favorite and wanna be designers like
Susanna IC, Adrienne Larsen and
Jennifer Wood.


Some of my new designs will come out. I’m ready to share. Wish to meet lots of knitters who love my designs.

Happy Knitting!

Hand-spun Yarn

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.

 

 

Voila!

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. 😛

Nikki’s Etsy shop is here.

I made 176 yds of fingering weight yarn used 1.2oz/30g roving.

 

 

Wonderful FOs: Parallel module socks

I  had a Knit-Along Socks through last two months with Knitters in Kakao talk.

Here are Wonderful 27 FOs.

Korean blog is here.

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.

Parallel module sock pattern on Ravelry is here.

 

Reboot

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 KniAlong Socks  #1 / 2018년 1차 양말 함께뜨기
December 31, 2017 – February 11, 2018

2017 4차 양말 함께뜨기 Knit-Along Socks #4
November 20, 2017 ~December 30, 2017 

2017 3차 양말 함께뜨기 Knit-Along Socks #3
October 10, 2017 ~November 19, 2017  

2017 2차 양말 함께뜨기 Knit-Along Socks #2
August 28, 2017 ~ October 08, 2017 

2017 1차 양말 함께뜨기 Knit-Along Socks #1
 July 17, 2017 ~August 27, 2017

Hello 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.

So far so good till now. Ha ha…

 

 

2018

 

brickwork socks

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.