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 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.
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.
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.
art deco wall papers
art deco color
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.
I went out around 8 pm yesterday. I wasn’t a rainy day, but humidity was quite annoying.
There were twin rainbows on the southern sky. I didn’t have any expectancy to see the rainbow. Took pictures used my phone. I wanted to use my camera and take a nice panorama shot. But It was getting dark.
Here are some pictures I took last evening.
어제 저녁 8시쯤 밖에 나갔습니다. 비오는 날도 아니었는데 종일 습기가 높아서 끈적거리는 느낌이 영 불편했어요. 그런데 남쪽 하늘에 쌍무지개가 떠 있었습니다. 핸드폰으로 사진을 직었어요. 좋은 카메라로 파노라마 사진을 찍고 싶었지만 금새 어두워 질거라 서둘러야 했습니다. 어제 저녁에 찍은 선명하고 예쁜 무지개 사진을 같이 봐요.
We spent a couple hours to cut little weeds and trees in the garden this afternoon. D’Arcy did most of hard part of work. He planted sugar maple tree in the back yard near by fence. I would love to get whipping willow for a long. We did pre-order last year. Answer was ‘no stock’. It’s really hard to get one, Maybe next year? We still have a lots of space.
오늘 오후 두어시간 정도 정원에서 잡초를 뽑고 나무를 베는 일을 했습니다. 물론 다아시가 대부분 어려운 일을 하지 했지만요. 울타리 옆에 단풍나무를 심었어요. 버드나무를 무척이나 좋아해서 심으려고 오랫동안 벼뤄 왔는데 작년에 선주문까지 했건만 재고가 없다는 답만 돌아 왓습니다. 버드나무 한그루 가지기가 이렇게나 힘들다니요, 내년쯤 한그루 가지게 될까요? 뒷마당은 아직도 휑하니 넓기만 합니다.
I was quite lazy to take care of my garden since I was sick. My condition is really good now. But, one of my vegetable bed looks awful because I did nothing on early spring. But, one of them turns really beautiful this year.
Strawberries. Lot of strawberries.
Smell is so fantastic and it’s so sweet and juicy. Even it’s beautiful.
It was first day to harvest strawberries this season. Maybe I can share some with Liz and neighbors.
작년에 이어 건강이 안좋아 지면서 정원을 가꾸는데 정성을 들이지 못했어요. 지금은 컨디션이 매우 좋습니다. 하지만 시간이 걸리는 베지베드의 경우엔 이른봄에 아무것도 하질 안아서 엉망이예요. 다행스럽게도 그 중 하나는 올해 꽤 아름답습니다. 딸기! 바로 딸기 때문이죠! 🙂 냄새도 좋고, 달콤한 과즙이 가득. 빨간 색이 아름답기 까지 합니다. 오늘은 이번 시즌 첫 딸기 수확일이었어요. 이정도면 아마도 리즈랑 이웃들이랑도 나눠 먹을수 있을거예요.
Can’t stop eat it. yam!! 어찌나 달고 맛난지…먹는걸 멈출수가 없네요. 냠냠냠!!!
PS. There are beautiful twin rainbows outside. I took some pictures of them. Oh! it’s so amazing and beautiful. I will post tomorrow.
추신. 지금 밖에 쌍무지개가 떴어요. 급히 사진을 찍었습니다. 너무너무 환상적이고 아름다워요. 내일 사진 정리해서 포스팅 해야겠어요.
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 here‘s a blog of my wonderful yarn dyer friend. 아래의 세가지 패킷을 사용했어요. 염색을 멋지게 하는 친구 꼬마토끼님의 블로그는 여기 입니다.