Monday, April 30, 2007

Summer Tank Pattern

Summer Tank (Intermediate in difficulty) by Gudrun Johnston
This tank is worked from the top down beginning with the folded neckband. The front and back are worked separately to the underarm after which the piece is worked in the round to the end. This tank is exactly the same front and back. The yarn is machine washable and doesn’t need re-blocking after each washing.

2-4 [4-6,6-8] shown in size 6-8
As this is a loose fitting garment I’ve made the sizes to accommodate a couple of different ages

Chest: 25 [26, 28,] inches
Length: 11.5 [12.5,14.5] inches (this is from neckband to longest point at front)

Elizabeth Lavold Hempathy[34% Hemp/41% Cotton/25% Modal; 153yd/140m per 50g skein];
[MC] 016; 1 [1, 2] skeins
[CC 1] 09; 1 [1, 1] skeins
[CC 2] 07; 1 [1, 1] skeins
[CC 3] 08; 1 [1, 1] skeins

16-inch US #4/3.5mm circular needle
24-inch US #4/3.5mm circular needle
24-inch US #5/3.75mm circular needle
Crochet Hook US D3/3.25mm (or close to this)
Stitch markers
Stitch Holder

6 Stitches per inch on US #4
5.5 Stitches per inch on US#5

PRICE: $5.50

Artwork for The Shetland Trader

The artwork for The Shetland Trader was done by my aunt Maggie Riegler. At the time of doing the painting she was unaware that I had become passionate about knitwear and it wasn't until I wrote to ask her permission to use the image that I found out the girl in the picture was supposed to be me! Quite a coincidence...some things are meant to be!

The other image included here is also by my aunt and represents my parents return to the Shetland Islands and to their wee renovated croft in Sandness.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Some of my creations in Jamieson's Shetland Wool

Here are some of my own designs using Jamieson's wool from the mill down the road from where my parents live.

The bags and chair cushions are all made using Shetland Chunky from Jamieson's and have also been felted.

The sweaters and ponchos were made with double knitting weight.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Knitty Submission Accepted

Well I'm really excited to announce that, an online knitting magazine has accepted a design of mine for their summer issue. This will be available on June 1st and I'm afraid I can't give you any images until it is published. I can say the design uses my current favourite yarn, Hempathy by Elizabeth Lavold.
By the way this is a backdated post as this blog was not up and running when I got the news a couple of weeks ago!