A few months ago someone posted a stitch pattern on Tumblr that caught my eye. I instantly fell in love with it and was wondering if there was some way I could work it into a shawl. Lo and behold, just a day or two later, knitting designer, Melanie Berg, posted photos of a new shawl she was about to start pattern testing. I followed the test thread avidly and bought the pattern the same day it was released. This is a big shawl that takes over 200g of 4-ply, but I already had 400g of Oakworth 4 Ply from Eden Cottage Yarns that I’d bought last October. I’d had it in mind to make myself a cardigan, but couldn’t work up any enthusiasm for the idea. Read the rest of this entry »
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Christine, aka Winwick Mum, recently published a free pattern for Split Mittens. I thought these were a great idea and I really wanted to make myself a pair. My only problem was that I had no spare chunky wool and I have put myself on a yarn diet. I was toying with the idea of trying them with aran wool, which I do have, then I remembered I had a couple of balls of Stylecraft Alpaca Chunky, which I bought locally. While I clearly remember buying the wool, I can’t for the life of me remember what I had in mind to make with it!