Feather and Fan Shawl, Swatching

Feather and Fan Shawl

This shawl has been a process of chart, knit, rip, repeat. I finally found the formula I needed to make a half pi shawl with the feather and fan stitch.

This is the first version of this shawl. I am using 100% non super-wash wool in DK weight. I am adding beads to this one. Beads are always optional.

I will be making a second version, holding 100% non super-wash fingering together with a suit silk blend lace yarn. This will give the piece a slight halo and be so soft!

As always there will be tutorial videos to support you along the way. Including one on how to place beads, when to place beads and tool options for placing beads.

Happy making!

Random Knits

Basic Mitts

I got an order for some mitts recently for someone who loves color but wanted them to warmer than fingering weight yarn. So I started playing with DK weight yarn and below is where I’m currently at.

I haven’t decided if I want to write up the pattern yet or not. It worked up quickly and he’s been a fun knit. I’ll share the finished pair when they are both completed.

Happy making!

behind the scenes

So it begins…

I received happy mail from Canada today.

2 skeins of DK weight non super-wash wool.

I love the yarn from Campfiber Yarns! She does some great things and you should check it out.

These 2 skeins are hopefully going to become accessories. Hats and mitts, both crochet and knit.

I have no clue what the pattern will be yet, I just knew I wanted some yarn in this fabulous color. Making a hat and mitts from one skein of DK I think will be a neat gift idea for the future.

I have them all wound up and ready to go. I won’t use them to swatch out ideas, I will use some DK I have left over from another recent project. Look for swatches probably next week.