Friday, 25 January 2013

Bouncing along with a Beach Ball

I finally wrote up Beach Ball Shawl. This is the one mentioned in the to do list post here. A rectangular shaped shawl with a knitted on border, the bold stripes of the central panel work wonders with variegated yarns.

The sample shown was made with Softee from artists palette yarns. This particular colour way moves from cream to dusty pink to brown with very short colour repeats.

It's being tested right now by the wonderful Free Pattern Tester Group over on ravelry, and should be available for sale in early March.

Following on from that will be a hat and cowl, the hat  pattern is written for two sizes and I've made one, the cowl will take another 40 minutes to write up. I need to order more wool though, to make the cowl, and to give the hat a finishing touch. The sample hat was made with  Rico Design Organic Pure Colour Chunky in a blend of sheepy colours (cream and beige) but I'm being tempted by manos del uruguay wool clasica in either Eros or Ariadne colours. It's grey and miserable looking outside so I seem to be craving brighter colours than usual.

Two patterns written, another design has all the maths/stitch placement work done, all in all not a bad week!

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