I am a knitter with a passion for colour and freeform intarsia. I design, knit and create written patterns as well. These are available on etsy (Unique Boutique Knits) and ravelry (Connielene) as ...
I am a knitter with a passion for colour and freeform intarsia. I design, knit and create written patterns as well. These are available on etsy (Unique Boutique Knits) and ravelry (Connielene) as well as here on Craftsy.
My mother and aunts taught me to knit, embroider, sew and to cook. I have attended classes in fabric and paper marbling and basket weaving. I taught myself to crochet, tie dye fabrics, and other crafts including origami.
I have been knitting since about age 7.
I have taught a freeform intarsia class in the Netherlands and one on one teaching whilst working in a haberdashery in Howick, NZ - where my work included building up a fantastic yarn collection and helping customers with their knitting issues.
My unique pieces have been included in exhibitions in New Zealand and Hawaii and I have participated in several art exhibitions. My solo "Colour Play" exhibition was held in 2007.
The Maori people of New Zealand created cloaks using the feathers of their birds. One of the birds is the kiwi, a flightless brown feathered bird.
This cape is the closest I could ever get to owning and wearing a Kiwi Cloak. A great cape for a night out on the town, stunning over jeans and camisole. Very very sexy.
My cape is knitted with 3 strands of yarn together 1 strand faux fur & 2 strands of Mist Mohair. It is knitted from the neck edge in one piece. BUT any combination of yarns to match the tension will create a wonderful cape. One yarn should be a faux fur to get that feather feel.
To adjust for individual sizes is easy as the cape is knitted from the neck down. Simply add more rows to fit or reduce the number of rows for a petite fit.
Tension: Not critical - approx 11 stitches and 20 rows to 10 cm in garter stitch with US 15 (10mm) needles