New Pattern: "Athelia" Shawl

I can’t believe I did it! I started this project back in March and became quickly frustrated with how difficult it is to design a shawl (with little to no practice). I’ve only ever made a virus shawl, so my experience with shawls was very limited. However, I really wanted to learn how to do this, so I picked up more yarn and started over.

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Initially I began with just one color, but I found that it did too good of a job of hiding stitches, so I started over again and chose two colors instead. That wouldn’t be the last time I started over, however. I frogged this project so many times that my yarn was pleading with me in the end to stop.

The biggest challenge for me was determining when to increase on the ends. It sounds easy, but when your stitches are so varied, the increases can be weird. I found that if I opted to “always increase, no matter what” it would work out much better. Eye-balling the piece just wasn’t doing it. I had to increase no matter what.

I’m over the moon with how this turned out. I got to use my blocking wires, which I rarely do. The density of the fabric is so thick and warm and perfect for this upcoming season.

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New Pattern: "Edith"

This pattern came together a lot nicer than I had originally imagined. I didn’t have much of a plan, which is normal, but I honestly didn’t expect it to be so striking. And again, I used white. I’ve been trying to get back to color, but the feel of this thread is far superior to many of the other threads that I own. However, if you want to play with color, this pattern would work quite well.

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This pattern has 42 rounds but works up very well. It doesn’t have a single cluster in it, but it has many popcorns and front post stitches, though that’s to be expected if you’re familiar with my work.

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The texture on this one is spectacular. I love the flowery look, especially if viewed at an angle. There are several special stitches in this design, so I would label it as one of my more challenging ones.

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New Pattern: "Ahmanet"

The pattern I released before this one, “Luna,” inspired me to try and make a big pattern this time. Because when I was working on that one, I ran out of thread before I wanted to be finished, and since it was a foreign thread, I could not get my hands on more, so I had to end the design early. That motivated me to grab my large skein of natural and see how large I could design a pattern. The result is “Ahmanet.”

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This pattern is 70 rounds! I used exactly 143g of Aunt Lydia’s jumbo ball in natural. In order to work this pattern yourself, you will need about 3-4 skeins of a thread that has about 300y/ball. However, how much you will need will rely heavily on your own tension. You may use more or less what I did.

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This finished piece blocked out to 22-inches in diameter. I generally use a 2.25mm hook, but I suggest that you use the hook that best complements your tension. You don’t want your work to look too loose or be too tight.

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I am surprised by how large this piece ended up being. Even as I approached the end, I was inspired to keep going, but I thought 70 was a good number of rounds. This will definitely inspire me to work toward larger patterns in the future.

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New Pattern: "Luna"

I love this thread. I’m not sure exactly what it is, since it was gifted to me. But I think it might be Ritorto Toscano, which is my favorite thread. I happen to NOT be able to get it here in the states. I’ve seen maybe one or two websites that offer it, but the shipping is astronomical. I wish my entire stash was made of this stuff. The gloss is beautiful and it holds up very well to constant frogging.

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However, when I was working this new design, I didn’t have much of it, so this pattern ended prematurely. I wish I could have made it much bigger, but it still turned out to be gorgeous. This one is “Luna.”

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It’s strange that when I first started making doilies and through the past few years, white has never appealed to me. But now I find it so stunning. However, it might just be because I have a beautiful black backdrop that makes the white really POP. But this pattern is one of those that really shines no matter what color or colorway you choose. There’s no repeating motif, so you can even use a long color-changing thread like Alize Miss. And it uses just under an entire skein, if you have any on hand.

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This pattern is not very challenging. It has a lot of simple stitches and there are no splits at all. So if you’re not a fan of splits, this one is definitely for you. I am really in love with the simple elegance of this one.

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New Pattern: "Fiona"

This pattern underwent quite a bit of frogging during it's design, but finally came together in such a splendid design. And I can never get over how exceptionally lovely this color always turns out. This is "Tyrion Purple" in Scheepjes Maxi Sugar Rush. Such a royal color. I used exactly 64g. 

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I set this one down quite a few times, frogged entire sections more times than I can count. I feel as if I'm doing that a lot more lately. I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing, but I hope it doesn't mean I'm slowly losing my motivation. I'm still in love with the outcome.

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With my tight tension, this piece came out to about 16-inches. Even though I do use a larger hook (2.25mm), my pieces tend to come out smaller than when other people work the same designs. I chalk that up to my tension. So always assume yours won't come out to exactly the same size as mine. 

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The pineapples on this one look a little more pointed. There are two differences here that I did: ch2 spaces instead of ch3, and I added ch1 spaces to the edges. I'm not exactly sure how that would make the outcome more pointed, but there you go. I do like how they look. The smaller spaces make them look a bit finer, in my opinion.

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I have to say that if you're up for a challenge, the center of this pattern will provide one for you. I just love how the dense center turned out. It's a combination of strips and popcorns that can really put you at your limit. If you know anything about you, you know I do love the challenge.

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