Enduring Stripes

I made this beautiful Enduring Stripes Socks through last Monday to yesterday. It’s designed by Cat Bordhi on New directions in Sock Knitting (Interweave 2016). I have some left over sock yarn and it isn’t enough for a pair. This is a good design to use them.

I used each 30g of KnitPicks Storll tonel ‘High tea’ and ‘Pearlescent’,
This is the first time to knit Sweet tomato heel. W&t seems unique. It’s almost same as shadow w&t.

지난 월요일부터 어제까지 약 4일간 이 줄무늬 양말을 만들었습니다. Cat Bordhi가 디자인했고 인터위브에서 2016년 출간된  New directions in Sock Knitting에 수록되었어요. 자투리실중 한켤레를 만들만한 양이 안되는것을 사용했는데 이 디자인은 그런 실들을 처리하기에 좋았습니다.

사용한것은 약 30g씩 남은 닛픽스의 스트롤 토널 두가지 색상  High tea(분홍)과 Pearlescent(진주)를 사용했습니다. 경사뜨기가 특이하다는 세조각웻지가 이어진듯한 힐 다른말로 스윗 토마토힐을 이번에 처음 해봤는데 . 거의 섀도우 랩앤턴이었어요.

 

 

 

I stated Sock Knit-Along with Korean knitters through kakao-talk. Kakao is a kind of messenger app.This Enduring stripses are not a KAL socks. But I need something to warm up.

한국의 니터들과(대부분 네이버 블로거) 메신저 앱인 카카오 톡으로 양말 같이 뜨기를 시작했습니다. 이 줄무늬 양말은 함께뜨기를 위한 양말은 아니예요. 시작하기 전에 무언가 워밍업 할만한 것이 필요했습니다. 이제 일상으로 돌아가서 일은 일대로 또 함께뜨기는 함께뜨기대로 잘 균형을 유지하려 합니다.

Happy Knitting!

Yarn dye – Rainbow

I bought a bare yarn blanket cause I want to dye yarn for knitting socks. It was the first try to long space dye. Double stranded yarn blanket is so easy to make a pair of same colored yarn.
I used 6 differnt flavoured Kool aid packets. I mean 6 different colors.
It will be my socks soon.

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Knit Picks Stroll fingering bare sock blanket 100g/472yd.
It turned to two rainbow yarn cake each 50g/236yd.

Bare Stroll Fingering Sock Yarn Dye Blank

art deco fan shawl

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I made a cozy shawl very cold winter almost 4 years ago used 3 skeins of Knit Picks Chroma worsted weight yarn. I got inspired from art deco wallpaper and even yarn color was perfect with mixture different tones of purple and blue. I named it art deco fan shawl and took photos. Lovely friend Kaylee helped me as a model. I gifted my first art deco fan shawl to her and her mom.

Many knitters love this shawl last 4 years. It wasn’t mega hit item like famous designer’s one. It was slowly but steadily popular within northern European knitters.
I know there were KAL within Icelandic knitter’s group and I have been whole sale this pattern twice to them.
Strange things are happen since last weekend. It’s selling out quite often last few days. I’m seriously worried that what’s going on my ravelry store. But It’s good news for indie designer like me at the same time.
Maybe it’s a good timing to re-knit art deco fan shawl for myself. Maybe I could update my pattern better version. I just ordered new yarn for this.

I deleted my older blog. Also all my post is gone. I would love to rewrite about art deco fan shawl here in my new blog under my name.

First two pictures from SvetlanaTomin on Ravelry.  She made beautiful art deco fan shawls. I sent photo request to her and waiting her permit to add Photos on my design page. Hope she don’t mind.

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This is a shawl inspired by art deco wallpaper. Each fan (aka shell) has 9.5”/24cm width and 5.25”/13.5cm depth. Also each fan used 21yd (10.7g) of lovely worsted yarn Knitpicks Chroma. It’s easy to make larger if you wish.

Here are few answers for questions.
This is a bottom up shawl.
It has total 7 motif lines from bottom to top.
Not a seamless shawl. But, it doesn’t need to sew the seam later, too.
Make first fan than, pick up and built another fans.
Suggest cable CO and add some tutorial pic about cable CO and Purl cable CO on the pattern. But it’s okay to use any kind of CO whatever you would love to do.

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I suggest strongly woolen single ply yarn for this shawl. If you have to use light  weight yarn, please do not grade pattern. Just add fan motif  line on the top. Ravelry pattern page is here.

I’m having a plan to use Knitpicks Chroma Worsted weight Drawing room. 

Dyeing yarn

I was in silence for a long. I spent peaceful days. Didn’t write much on the blog. But, I’m knitting and designing all the time.
I have a friend, who is a wonderful yarn dyer. She shows me her yarn and I ordered a couple hanks. Didn’t get package yet. I felt I really want dye yarn by myself since I saw her yarn. I’m not a pro-dyer like her. But I have experience about fiber dyeing.
So, I did.

참으로 조용하게 긴 시간을 보냈습니다. 하지만 변함없이 늘 뜨개질 하고 디자인하고 그렇게 지내고 있어요. 제게는 멋진 친구가 있습니다. 실염색을 기가 막히게 하지요. 얼마전 친구가 보여준 실을 보고는 망설임 없이 주문을 했습니다. 아직 소포를 받지는 못했지만 그날 이후로 자꾸 염색을 해보고 싶다는 생각이 드는겁니다. 프로 다이어는 아니지만 그래도 예전에 해봤던 경험을 떠올려 염색을 했습니다.

Here’s what I made. 짜잔! 제가 염색한 실을 보세요!

I used lovely yarn Ruth and Belinda Silky from England. Liz bought this for me almost 3 years ago. It 80% Superfine Peruvian alpaca and 20% mulberry silk. It’s beautiful even if in bare(undyed). I will make fingerless mittens.

루쓰와 벨린다라는 영국 브랜드의 실을 사용했어요. 약 3년전에 리즈가 선물해준 실인데 부드러운 파인 알파카 80%와 멀베리 실크 20%로 만들어진 멋진 실입니다. 염색을 안한 상태에서도 멋졌는데 너무나 하고 싶어서 훅 저질렀어요. 손가락 없는 장갑을 만들 계획입니다.

Worsted weight 100g/166m (180yd?) 워스티드 굵기(대바늘 약 4.5 mm 사용할만한 굵기) 100그람에 약 170미터입니다.

Used three different flavor of Kool aid packets. I really want to dye like  Knit pick  tonal. Love it.   3가지 쿨에이드 패킷을 사용했고 닛픽스의 토널시리즈 흉내를 내보고 싶었어요. 맘에 듭니다. 🙂

These are three packets I used. Alao heres a blog of my wonderful yarn dyer friend.  아래의 세가지 패킷을 사용했어요. 염색을 멋지게 하는 친구 꼬마토끼님의 블로그는 여기 입니다.

    

Frist two weeks

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I’m very happy that 2016 is gone. My health was totally bad and I didn’t have enough time to create new design. If I don’t have a second job, maybe my wallet is empty. I’m writing new pattern titled Aurora. Some of my friends are push me so hard. But it’s really happy stress. I’m working so hard. I had to reknit this sample almost 4 times.

2016년이 지났다는 사실이 얼마나 행복한지 모릅니다. 건강은 지독하리잔치 나빴고 그렇다보니 무언가 새로운 디자인을 구상하는 시간을 내기도 빠듯했어요. 일주일에 세번 14시간 하는 알바가 없었다면 지갑사정이 아주 궁핍할뻔 했습니다. 요새 오로라라는 타이틀로 도안을 쓰고 있어요. 몇몇 친구들이 도안을 빨리 출간하라며 재촉하고 있는데 그 스트레스가 은근 행복감을 줍니다. 열심히 하고 있어요. 샘플도 이런저런 수정과정을 거치느라  4번이나 다시 떠야 했구요.

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I can’t focus only writing this pattern. And I finished this exciting bonnet a couple days ago. I made brioch pattern cowl few years ago. I have leftover yarn. I thought this is perfect yarn for bonnet named Neon. Love it. Actually it’s slightly big for me. But. I don’t care.

도안 쓰는데만 온종일 집중할수는 없는법. 이틀전에 아주 재미난 보넷을 완성했습니다. 몇년전에 브리오쉬카울을 뜨고 남은 실이 좀 있는데 가만보니 보넷의 이름이 네온인거예요. 요실이 딱이다 싶었지요. 살짝 큰듯도 한데 뭐 보넷이니까 상관없어요. 아주 맘에 듭니다.

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Here’s my another project. This is shawl collar cardigan. I love Amy miller’s design. I don’t have much experience about this kind of collar design. Good project to learn.

그리고 요 꽈백이가 가득한 다른 프로젝트는 숄칼라 가디건이예요. 에이미 밀러의 디자인을 좋아하는데 전 숄칼라를 떠본 경험이 별로 없습니다. 공부하는데 좋은 프로젝트예요.

D’Arcy and I, we are having a plan to take vacation in Cuba this year. I’m a Permanent resident in Canada and D’Arcy is Canadian citizen. When I visit Cuban embasy, they said I have no problem to get visa to visit Cuba. But travel agency person didn’t understand this situation. Maybe we have to get visa seperately.

남편님이랑 저는 올해 쿠바로 휴가를 갈 생각이예요. 전 영주권자고 남편님은 시민권자거든요. 쿠바 대사관에 방문을 했을때는 여행비자를 받는데 아무런 문제가 없다고 했는데 정작 여행사에서는 부부의 국적이 다른 상황을 잘 이해하지 못하는것 같았어요. 어쩌면 좀 번거로지만 비자를 따로따로 받아야 할까봐요.

It was my January two weeks news above mentioned. 이상이 1월 두주간 저의 뉴스입니다.

Happy Knitting! 모두 행복한 뜨개 하세요!

Beautiful rain cloud

I would love to add some information about my pattern rain cloud. I published this cowl middle of November and I’m so glad many knitters love this pattern. I wrote in English and translated in Korean by myself. Yarn for samples are two different weight of  Chroma of Knit Picks and Paint Box of Knit one crochet .two. It’s very popular in North America. Friend of mine, who is a founder of Knitcastle, which is online shop in South Korea, she made beautiful cowl used totally differnt yarn for Korean knitters. If you would love to knit this cowl, please visit her shop and don’t hesitate to purcharse rain cloud kit.

안녕하세요. 오늘은 저의 디자인인 rain cloud 비구름 넥워머에 대한 정보를 소개하려 합니다. 11월 중순즈음에 독립도안으로 출간을 했는데 많은 니터분들로 부터 사랑을 받고 있어서 참 행복합니다. 언제나 그러하듯 영문도안을 먼저 작성하고 또 직접 다시 한국어로 번역을 했습니다. 세가지 샘플은 각각 Knit Picks의 Chroma와 두가지 굵기와 Knit one crochet, two의 Paint Box라는 실로 만들어졌는데 모두 북미에서는 매우 대중적인 실입니다. 이중 Paint Box는 단종되기도 했어요. 니트캐슬이라는 온라인 샵을 개설하고 운영하는 뜨개마녀님께서 한국에서 유통되는 실로 한국의 니터들을 위해 너무나 멋진 비구름 넥워머를 만드셨습니다. 이 넥워머를 떠 보고 싶으시다면 니트캐슬을 방문해 KIT (패키지) 구매를 주저하지 마세요. 오리지널 도안에 친절한 뜨개마녀님의 설명이 첨부되어 있답니다.

I found some of beautiful FOs. Here are some pictures of them. Kits are only available in Korea.

완성된 멋진 비구름들을 보여드릴게요. 모두 Happy Knitting!

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ⓒ 라프티

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ⓒ 라프티

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ⓒ Knitcastle

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ⓒ Knitcastle

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ⓒ 인휴

rain cloud

This is my new design rain cloud. I just want to use them all of my left over yarn. I made fingering version earlier. This cowl trio has two different reverse funnel version and single infinite version in one pdf file. It’s been a long time since I upload indie pattern in Ravelry. I was confusing and it took over an hour to upload. Pattern page is here. This is very useful and cozy item in this late fall through winter.

오랫만에 인디 패턴을 업로드 했습니다. 어찌나 오랫만이던지 업로드 하면서 한참을 헤맸어요. 전엔 어떻게 했었지? 하면서. 소량의 실로 만들기 좋은 요즘 딱 어울릴만한 카울 삼총사 입니다. 도안하나에 세가지 버전이 들어 있으니 취향대로 골라 만들면 될거예요. 🙂 늦가을을 지나 겨울로 가는 길목에 꽤 포근하고 유용한 아이템입니다.

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Finished size
One size & 3 different variations to fit an average adult neck.
Infinite worsted
10”/ 25cm tall, 30”/76cm circumferences.
Reverse funnel fingering
10”/ 25cm tall, 22”/56cm circumferences at upper edge, & 33”/84cm circumference at lower edge.
Reverse funnel worsted
11”/ 28cm tall, 26”/64cm circumferences at upper edge, & 38”/96.5cm circumference at lower edge.

Materials
Infinite worsted
MC Knit Picks Croma Worsted (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon; 198yards/100g) Natural 1 skein.
CC Knit One, Crochet too Paint box (100% wool; 100yards/50g) Blue Spruce 1 skein.
Reverse funnel fingering
MC Knit Picks Croma Fingering (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon; 396yards/100g) Weather vane 1 skein.
CC Knit Picks Croma Fingering (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon; 396yards/100g) Sandstone 1 skein.
Reverse funnel worsted
MC Knit Picks Croma Worsted (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon; 198yards/100g) Grey 1 skein.
CC Knit Picks Croma Worsted (70% Super wash wool, 30% Nylon198yards/100g) Fossil 1 skein.

US size 7 (4.5mm); US size 8 (5.00mm) for worsted weight, US size 2 (3.00mm); Us size 4 (3.50mm) for fingering weight.
Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

Tapestry needle, Marker

Gauge
Fingering weight 22sts and 28 rows = 4”/10cm in color work pattern on larger needle.
Worsted weight 18sts and 23 rows = 4”/10cm in color work pattern on larger needle.

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