Friday, April 12, 2013

Knit Happenings

Every day this week I've told myself I need to get this blog post done to show you guys something new on the needles and tell you about a few IGK happenings.  And every night I'm just exhausted by the time I have a few minutes of quiet.  But I'm leaving tomorrow for a long girls' weekend, so although I'm tired, I know I'll be relaxing all weekend!!

I've been dying to show you the new design on my needles. I swatched last Saturday and I'm almost done!


Look familiar?  It is the edging from Knocknagree but on a worsted weight yarn instead of fingering weight. This is going to be an infinity scarf and one of the accessories that will be added to the Sullivan Family Collection by the end of the month.


I took this picture Sunday evening and it is almost done.  I blame the yarn. OMG! Anzula's yarns are lovely, but her For Better or Worsted is ahhhhhhmazing! Seriously, I'm in love. It is like knitting with buttah.


A little someone liked these colors and wanted to get in on the photoshoot :)

Once this pattern is written up and released it will be perfect for our new knitalong over in the Irish Girlie Knits Group on Ravelry.  Our knitalong is just getting started and you'll have until mid June to finish. This quarter we are all about shawls, infinity scarves, and cowls!  All of my IGK Designs that meet this criteria are 20% off with the coupon code:  HAPPYSPRING  through Monday, April 15. Just head on over to my ravelry shop if you want to take advantage of the sale and then join our KAL.

The only shawl that isn't on sale is the Blue Lakes Spring Shawlette, since that is on sale already for $4.50 until Monday, April 15. Another one skein shawl knits up in a flash! You may remember a quick end of summer getaway last August that I talked about here.  This design was born there.


A lake hidden in the mountains.  Clear blue waters amidst redwoods and pine trees.  Summers of my childhood were spent here and when I returned this year I was inspired.  The perfect blue colorway is highlighted in the simplicity of the garter stitch body, while the pine cones are captured in the lace edging.  

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You may recognize my lovely model as Jill of Knitterella fame.  Thanks to her and Alisa Deshano Divine for collaborating and bringing my pattern to life in these lovely photos.  For more info about them, Jill has a great post here.  I'm hoping to finish up another knit this weekend and get another design or two off to her!

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Blue Lake Springs Shawlette           

Note: Instructions are written for a top-down shawlette.  Both charted and written instructions are provided for the lace edging.  Notes on how to increase the size of the shawlette are at the end of the pattern; however you will need additional yardage.

Suggested Yarns: ~ 400 yards of fingering weight yarn such as Little Red Bicycle Dapper, Anzula Dreamy, Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20, Knitted Wit Cashy Wool, Sincere Sheep Cushy Fingering

·         Size US 7 (4.5mm) or size to obtain gauge, knitting needles
·         Tapestry needle
·         Blocking pins

Gauge:  22 sts and 32 rows= 4” over st st, unblocked

Finished measurements: 51” wide and 22 ½” long at center points, after blocking

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So that's a bit of the update on the knitting front. I'm hoping to get lots more done this weekend.  What do you have on your needles? I'd love to hear!

Happy Weekend!!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits 

P.S. Did you see Anne Hanson's Craftsy class has been released?!  You guys know I'm a huge fan of hers and I think I've taken 4 classes from Anne and have learned so much! I'll be signing up for this one soon :)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Looks beautiful! Have a great time! Give all the girls a hug for me!!