#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.

 

 

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.

art deco fan shawl

ⓒ SvetlanaTomina

ⓒ SvetlanaTomina

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.

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. 

Rainbows on the Southern Sky

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.

here’s a short video I took. Enjoy!

 

Harvest Strawberries

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.