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.
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Celtic duke is Sanquhar gloves in duke pattern with Celtic cross. Got inspiring from the last name of Cross Family and heritage.
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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.