ConnieLene – KnitDesigner

Tag: Feather & Fan

don’t do it in the dark

by on May.11, 2016, under Blog

I have not been knitting for some months now (since November last year) and while we were away visiting family in Wellington a couple of weeks ago I started a wee neck and shoulder warmer. It does feel so good to be knitting.

Last night I began the feather and fan section whilst my Best Beloved watched Avatar.

This morning I continued my knitting after I had been out to check on the wee goats.

And this morning, you guessed it, I discovered that I had knitted one fan section with not 6 yarn overs but with 9. How stupid is that.

Don’t listen to Avatar while knitting.

Don’t knit in the semi dark.

Good idea.

Now I have to tink back 4 rows to fix the problem and then begin my feather and fan again, but it will have to wait as have jobs to complete outside.

But when I am back in again I shall tink and then knit again

Yes yes yes.

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Could this work do you think

by on Jul.20, 2015, under Blog

f and f shrug

With more stitches in the coloured band it could, couldn’t it? My gray polystyrene model is probably a size 12 – and she just doesn’t feel it sits quite right.

The feather and fan section has been knitted in one piece with the sleeves joined by a 3 needle bind off and the lovely curves of the feather and fan stitch nestle together well. This wee shrug has just given me a great feather and fan hug.

The coloured section is knitted in the round on from the pink feather and fan section. I wasn’t thinking clearly enough about the number of stitches – so will continue working on this and keep you posted.

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and then there is this shawl

by on Dec.12, 2014, under Blog

A gift for a dear friend who is 70 and tomorrow we will celebrate. We have known each other for 50 years – they have been busy years for us all.

The shawl has been created with Katia Bombay Mercerized Cotton yarn – a colourful self striping machine washable cotton. I have used this yarn to create flirty summer skirts before – but this time it is a shawl in garter stitch with a feather and fan edge. It was knitted beginning with 7 stitches and increases at each side and down the middle.

It will drape nicely around my dear friends neck and shoulders and not be too heavy.

My dear friend has beautiful skin colour and the yarn which is greys and greens should look wonderful on her.

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and this wee shawl

by on Dec.12, 2014, under Blog

Nothing to do and close to Kaiaua tonight – do come along for the auction of creations and donations by the Fascinating Aquamarines group of ladies who lunch. All monies raised are for the Kaiaua volunteer Rural Fire Force.
Place – the Bayview Hotel – 943 East Coast Rd. Kaiaua.
Dinner bookings – ph: 09 232 2717

This wee shawlette knitted with a sock yarn – garter stitch with feather and fan stitch. Nice to wear over the shoulders for a cool spring or summer evening or as a scarf wrapped around the neck for autumnal or crisp winter days.

This wee shawl will be in the auction at the Bayview for the Kaiaua volunteer Rural Fire Force.

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A lament for a model for my Faith wrap or stole

by on Jun.22, 2013, under Blog

I beat myself up:
If I was a real photographer, I’d find a way to display
If I am really passionate about my knitting, I’d find a way to show

Faith stole or wrap or shawl

If I was more disciplined, I’d find the model, I’d find a way

If, if, if !!

but I am lacking a model to show my knitting
and I will have to be smarter about locating one

But as it stands I don’t have a model here in New Zealand.

and I have created a stole, created with Moda Vera “Faith”, which is 40% acrylic, 30% mohair and 30% wool. The stole took 4 x 50g balls or about 680 metres, knitted on 5 mm needles. I started with 5 stitches and incorporated the feather and fan stitch as my Yarn Over increases allowed. My feather and fan is over 18 stitches.

I do have a grey polystyrene body without limbs or head and as the yarn is white to dark grey, I don’t think it will looks so great on her so have draped it over a chair.

When I find a model I shall take additional photos.

And I will

I will

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