A few days ago, while I was perusing my Ravelry queue, I noticed how I kept on clicking back to one particular shawl. This gorgeous shawl called "Gingko Shoulderette", would again and again call my name and I just couldn't keep my eyes off of it. There was something about it... something so... well balanced and serene. At first, I couldn't put my finger on it, but then I remembered how I felt the same way whenever I would lay my eyes on Tibetan Thangka paintings and Tibetan Mandala art: balanced and serene and utterly magical... Designer Maggie Magali Designer Maggie Magali from...
While browsing on Ravelry for lace shawls, I happened to stumble on several gorgeous pieces. Every time I would queue these pieces, I noticed that they were all designed by one and the same designer. I see a lot of designs. Every single day I flip through books and magazine, browse through the Internet, always on the search for pieces that make me pause and make my heart skip a beat. It is almost as if I am treasure hunting. I patiently wade through hundreds and hundreds of patterns, waiting for that talented designer to encapture me. And such a designer I have found in Kitman Figueroa....
Infinity scarves have been all the rage here in NYC. The construction is ridiculously simple, you just make a scarf and seam the ends together! This winter, I have been making all kinds of infinity scarves and the simpler the pattern, the better the look. When I posted a picture of my brother's girlfriend wearing an infinity scarf, a knitter named 'Rikkelondon' asked me if I could share the pattern. Sure I can. Have your two balls of Rowan Big Wool ready, Rikkelondon! This infinity scarf is named after my brother's girlfriend: Charly. This is a simple...
Last but not least, finally released today the Seattle WORSTED weight fingerless gloves knitted with needle size US#7. The yarn used here are Malabrigo (red) and an unidentified worsted weight in my stash (brown). Just like the Seattle ARAN, I included two sizes: medium Mens and medium Womens. For picture tutorials and DK/ARAN sizes click here and here. Frogging makes you a stronger knitter... In order to find out how much yarn was in each glove, I frogged the pieces. My husband asked me if that was hard to do and my answer is: not at all! Frogging, or ripping out, is part of knitting/...
Last week I was contacted on Ravelry by a knitter named Becky. She told me that she wanted to make a fingerless glove for her husband, preferably with my Seattle pattern using ARAN weight yarn. Since my original Seattle gloves are knitted with US#3, and Becky wants to make them with ARAN weight yarn, re-calculations and ultimately re-writing the whole pattern are in order. Instead of just re-calculate/re-write the existing pattern, I want to show you what it entails to do this. It's a lot of work! What happens if... Question: Let's say Becky would have printed out my original...
NOTE ADDED ON OCTOBER 21, 2010: YIKES I FOUND A TYPO IN ROW 3.... I am so sorry folks! I have corrected it in the pdf. If you have downloaded the pdf before or on Oct. 21, 2010, delete it and download the pattern again. If you have downloaded the pattern AFTER Oct. 21, 2010 you are fine! Special thanks to Ravelry member Ruthieless for inserting my images in the pdf file. The Vanessa headband is very cozy for those cold winter days when you need some protection for your head and ears. If you wish, you can also wear your Vanessa headband as a cowl. Very versatile little knitted piece!...
Note added 01-04-2011: **This pattern calls for 160 yards of worsted weight yarn, but if you have a skein of only 150 yards (such as 6-ply Mongolian Cashmere from Jade Sapphire) just SKIP STEP 6 in the pattern and you will be fine!** These long fingerless gloves made out of Cascade Venezia will make any girl feel feminine and a bit naughty. Knitted straight and then later seamed. These are similar to the Adrienne Gloves but have a smoother appearance. Go to the Adrienne Glove page to see a general picture tutorial on how to seam your glove and were to place thumb...
Inspired by the Felicity Hat designed by Brooklyn based crafty queen Wanett Clyde, I am presenting to you the Nettie Hat. Special thanks to Wanett Clyde for granting me permission to publish the Nettie Hat for free here on Getting Purly With It. Wannet's Ravelry name is "Nettie" and to honor her I named this hat after her! The Nettie Hat is an easy stockinette stitch based hat which I offer you in two different versions. (Scroll all the way down to get to PDF files.) Nettie Hat Version 1 is knit in the round using US5 and US7 circular 16" (yarn used in this picture Malabrigo Silk/...
A luscious Feather and Fan Shawl, knitted with two different yarns held together. You are going to knit two identical pieces which are later on joined with the three needle bind off technique. The main body consists of the Feather and Fan pattern stitch, however with a slight variation. In this post you will find: Picture tutorial How to wear your Miss Jenni Shawl Pdf file with pattern Miss Jenni Shawl (scroll all the way down) The material: two dainty yarns For my Miss Jenni Shawl, I am using two balls of Kidsilk Haze by Rowan (color 627) and two balls of Lace Merino Silk by...
A very basic long fingerless glove, entirely knit in stockinette stitch and seamed up the sides. Yarn: approx. 140 yards of sports weight (or very light dk) yarn. Needlesize: US5 or needlesize to obtain correct gauge. Yarn suggestions: Alpaca Silk by Blue Sky Alpacas, Fresco by Classic Elite Yarns, Ultra Alpaca Light by Berocco, Road to China Light by the Fibre Company, Mongolian Cashmere by Jade Sapphire and Felted Tweed by Rowan. To download the pattern click on link below: Basicsports Some more specifics This pattern is a very basic fingerless glove, entirely knit in...
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