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Poncho with fluro stripes

by on Jul.01, 2015, under Blog

Sometimes you do need grandchildren to clear your mind. My grandson, aged 12, told me I was daft as I called my large black poncho with stripes – “Rainbow Stripes”. You are daft he said – they are fluro stripes.

large cowl capelet black with pinks blues

And silly me, I had even called it “poncho in black, blues, and pinks”.

Capelet Cowl Hoodie Poncho in black blues pink

Such clarity in such a boy.

Thank goodness.

And Claire love this poncho.

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Tomorrow I will be at the Onehunga Art & Crafts Market

by on Jun.26, 2015, under Blog

So will this Ocean Waves shawlette.

ocean waves shawlette

ocean waves v2

Garter stitch and feather and fan created with Regia Lace yarn from Germany.

moebius wave scarf Wave Moebius

sand dunes cowl

Sand Dunes Connie Cowl

stoney rivers moebius scarf and hood look v2

Stoney Rivers scarf / cowl / hood

and my Forest scarf/shawlette

Forest scarf shawlette

forest scarf shawlette v3

Yarn is Anny Blatt Fine kid made in France, the colour is Foret – which means forest in French, but you knew that already I am sure.

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Onehunga Winter Art & Craft Market – on this Saturday 10am 27th June

by on Jun.25, 2015, under Blog

I will be there – will you?

I will be there with many warming knits – shawls, cowls, hats, berets, scarves, capelets – each one unique and never to be repeated.

winter art and craft market 2015

Come and support local artists and craftspeople – please

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I cannot get Estonian Slanted rib out of my head.

by on Jun.13, 2015, under Blog

I simply cannot get Estonian Slanted rib out of my head.

I have now created a couple of hats, a Moebius cowl, several capelet/cowl pieces, a cowl that could be a skirt, a scarf and am trying to work out how to create a garment with this jolly stitch as a great part of it, knitted in the round of course.

I guess I could use it like a chevron design – that might work.

Any ideas please.

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I am sticking with Estonian Slanted Rib stitch when knitting a moebius

by on Jun.08, 2015, under Blog

I cannot call this stitch false entrelac when I knit with mohair as the definition which suggests entrelac isn’t quite there. I have been knitting lots on the very wet days we have been having and have created a delicious mohair moebius cowl.

I have the Cat Bordhi book “A Treasury of Magical Knitting” and used the MCO (The Moebius Cast On). Armed with a very long 7mm circular needle and a pile of mohair yarns in colours from grey to blue to purple to red I began knitting. The first row was a knit row and then I proceeded to knit the one row Estonian slanted rib pattern which is k2, YO, k2, K2tog. The only requirement was having sufficient stitches divisable by 6. I am not entirely sure how many stitches I did cast on but by the time I was around my first row of the pattern I had a magic number divisable by 6.

showing both sides of the stitcfh on one side of moebius cowl

As you can see the cowl shows both the entrelac side and the so called wrong side of Estonian slanted rib. The cast on section of the cowl is the mid rib of the cowl (the red, blue and black section) and the knitting slants away almost like an arrowhead – albeit a soft colourful mohair arrowhead.

cowl shoing both sides of slanted rib stitch

When worn the cowl will show the right and so called wrong side at the same time and I hope it will look great.

Photos of it on a model will follow when I can.

I will count the ridges and so deliver the stitch count for anyone planning on using this idea for a Moebius Cowl.

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