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A creative Brit living in Colorado, I've been knitting since 7 years old. My big hobbies are landscape and skyscape photography, acrylic and oil painting. My latest knitting designs are "Western ...
A creative Brit living in Colorado, I've been knitting since 7 years old. My big hobbies are landscape and skyscape photography, acrylic and oil painting. My latest knitting designs are "Western Fiberscapes" where I take my design influence from the photographs I take and other's I admire and turn them into fiberscapes. Knitting, is very therapeutic to me, it slows me down and centers me. I started creating my own patterns in 2011, just, well because and was amazed they sold on etsy. It was just a fun little hobby that earned me some holiday and yarn money that year. But, I got hooked (no pun intended!) and really love the creative process, combining stitches for textures along with combined with the math calulation.
Sometimes I find an interesting stitch technique and fabric and imagine a design in it. Sometimes it takes many weeks and trial and errors to work something out. I can't tell you how many times I start, get 1/2 way and then pull it out and start again!
As of fall 2015, I'm becoming more focused on the artistic side of knitting. I've been studying mosaic knitting, which I love and playing with blending color - as with Canyonlands. "Navaho Sunsets" has a mix of mosaic and blending colors, while "Eagle Mountain" was inspired by the bald eagles soaring on the thermals above the mountain and canyon behind my house in the foothills of Colorado and Native American art and symbols..
I'm always willing to help my customers with any questions and welcome feedback to improve or add patterns that customers suggest.
A delightful comfy shrug to snuggle up and keep those arms and shoulders warm, on those cold winter or chilly autumn days. It's easier than you may think, with wide sleeves and, textured cuffs and collar in a simple bobble pattern. The collar and border is deep, so you can hold it up around your neck or fold in half inwards (as shown) to provide a solid neck line.
This will dress up jeans with some pretty long necklaces or go perfectly with a dress, even a winter wedding dress perhaps? You could substitute the collar for faux fur.
I've tried to make this really simple to do and make up. There's no complicated pick up along the neck edgethe neck border is knit as a separate piece and you sew it on after.
4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7) Balls Lion Brand Wool-Ease "Blossom" Super Bulky weight (6) (or color of your choice)
4in / 10cm = 10 sts. x 14 rows in stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl one row) on US11 / 8mm knitting needles.
420 yards of Bulky weight