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.
Here it is at last - plus size version of my popular Easy Weekend Shrug for our buxom beauties!
The fabric is the ever popular moss stitch to add extra warmth and texture and knits up really fast with super bulky wool-blend yarn on large needles, so you'll still have time to make it over a weekend (hence the name) and wear for the coldest winter weather to come. This will keep your shoulders and arms warm while reading, knitting or crocheting.
This version fits from bust size 44" and up and has been adapted to have shaped sleeves to fit proportionately and prevent unwanted bulkiness. This makes a very flattering fit for us buxom girls.
The photo here is of the original skinny size, I'll be posting an updated photo shortly. In the meantime, anyone who makes this, please do upload a photo of your finished project.
If you would like a larger size adding - please let me know.
9st / 13 rows = 4" / 10cm on US13 / 9mm knitting needles
500 yards of Bulky weight