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Earlier in the year…

....I knitted Bella by  Lene Holme Samsøe, from her book Essentially Feminine Knits -25 Must have Chic Designs. The original pattern calls for Hjertegarn Alpaca Silk but I made a substitution for something I had in my stash. The yarn I used, is Shilasdair Luxury 4ply Highland Inspirations. A cashmere, baby camel, angora and merino blend.… Continue reading Earlier in the year…

FO's · General ramblings · Knitting · Own designs · Patterns

Legato

Smooth and connected without breaks in the tones.   We all need something to whip up quickly when we need a gift for someone (especially this time of year), but as a hand knitter I always hesitate when considering my knitting for a gift if I don't really know how it will be received. It isn't… Continue reading Legato

FO's · Knitting

Menet

Finally,  the pattern for the child's cardigan, Menet, is done. A long time coming, I know, but I did play around with this for quite a while (as usual) and it has had a couple of reincarnations -  which I suppose is only fitting for something named after an Egyptian necklace and the daughter of… Continue reading Menet