A few weeks ago I finished knitting a cowl of my own design. I’ve been pretty quiet about it since then because I’ve been writing up the pattern, making charts, and getting everything edited and pretty. The pattern has been fully tech edited and is now ready to be test knit. I’m looking for 6 testers: 2 each to knit the cowl in Mawata Silk Hankies, mohair, and fingering weight yarn. The pattern was written for silk hankies and includes a photo tutorial on how to work with them. The mohair and fingering weight versions should take between 200-300 yds of yarn.
If you are interested in testing please let me know here and message me your email address on Ravelry (username DramaticLyric) so I can email you the PDF (I won’t use your email for anything else, cross my heart).
The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men
Gang aft agley
Today I write about the selfsame cowl, fully completed.
I originally planned to knit the cowl with 1/3 of the length in silk hankies and the other 2/3 in mohair. As I was knitting the mohair section I was distressed to see that I was using up my yarn much more quickly than planned. So I changed my plan, ripped out the mohair, and bound off in the silk. Thus my cowl is done and I couldn’t be more pleased!
I’m writing the pattern as we speak, so if you are interested in testing, leave a comment with your Ravelry username and I will contact you.
After a false start my Pink Floyd socks are flying off the needles! Look at these gorgeously brilliant stripes!
Yarn is Rainbow in the Dark in The Fiber Seed Sprout Sock. Vanilla socks with an afterthought heel.
I’m also super excited to be designing a cowl. The patterning is starting to show up, and it is gorgeous!
I’m knitting this with mawata silk hankies dyed by Beesybee.
I went to the yarn store for needles…and came out with yarn. But that’s not surprising to anyone.
This is Blue Heron Yarns Rayon Metallic in the colourway Carnelian. I have wanted it ever since I first saw it months and months ago, and finally it is mine!
What are you working on?
I have been interested in designing since I started knitting 5 years ago. I have recently started dipping my toes into the design pool, but I would never quite finish a pattern. I got scared: What if I’m not doing it right? What if no one likes my patterns? What if I make a horrible error in the pattern and screw up some poor unsuspecting knitter for life?? Doubts and fears can be good things, but at some point you have to grab life by the horns and just do something. So that’s what I’ve done. Here is my first published knitting pattern. It is a simple lace headband – bold enough to stand on its own, but light enough to wear even on a hot summer day.
Chevron Lace Headband – available for free on Ravelry