I've been working on a fun commission for my friend Brittany. She saw this wonderful shawl I made for my Etsy shop and requested one in gray.
I absolutely loved working with this Capra yarn (85% Merino 15% Cashmere) so I jumped at the chance to use it again.
She also requested a slouchy beanie to go with, specifically a copy of the one I knitted for my bf Alex a few years back. Unfortunately the pattern is not available anymore! I had to use all my crafty powers to recreate it from Alex's hat.
I think it turned out pretty cute! I even have one listed on my Etsy site. Here they are together looking all squishy and delicious.
All the hats!
I whipped up this set in a matter of days, it was a nice break from the never ending mug project (which I'll be sharing with you soon!)
Isn't that yarn just magical? It feels as soft as it looks.
I'll be updating you soon with more commissions, I've been a busy bee!
Thanks for letting me share my adventures with you!
I have been crazy busy making lots of projects for friends and family. (I can't share them yet because some of them are top secret!) In the meantime I thought I'd make myself a little something.
I got this magical Alpaca yarn from KnitPicks.com last year. It's called Andean Treasure.
It's baby Alpaca, one of my most favorite fibers ever! It's buttery soft and delicious. The Olive shade is not really my color but I'm going to make it work!
I searched long and hard for the perfect pattern to use my prized yarn on, then I found this one!
It's called Greystone by Sarah Cooke, and it's just what I was looking for. No cables or fancy stuff, just a *mostly* stockinette pattern to show off the texture of the Alpaca yarn.
The pattern calls for a DK weight and my yarn is a Sport weight so I am messing around with the tension. I knitted a few test swatches and decided to settle with a size 4 needle, but so far it's looking a little smaller than I would like! I might need to start over with a size 5 or 6 needle. Bummer.
I'm not too upset about it though, I love working with this yarn and this pattern is simple enough so it's not going to be too much of a chore to start again.
I'll keep you updated!
In other news, I might have *accidentally* fallen prey to a KnitPicks Wool sale! Oops!
It's okay though! I've got it under control!
All this yarn is going to turn into 3 sweaters for next Fall and Winter. I'm thinking a cable knit green one for me, a purple one for Alex and I'm still not sure on the blue. A skein of fingering weight baby Alpaca jumped into my cart too, along with two skeins of Cashmere blend yarn and a hand painted skein of single ply Merino. Whoops!!!
I know it's not exactly Wool weather and I should be focusing on lightweight, Summer projects but I'm a rebel. Plus, I'm obviously a sucker for a yarn sale. Heh.
I'll be back soon with an update on some of the exciting commissions I'm doing for friends and fam. There's some pretty cool stuff going on!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hey there! I've been working on a fun, new project and I thought I'd quickly share it with you today!
First of all, I'm totally in love with this yarn! Immediately after finishing this pattern I (accidentally) bought some more. What was I supposed to do? It's irresistible!
The yarn is from KnitPicks.com and it's called Capra. It's 85% Merino, 15% Cashmere. It's so soft and delicious. Next time it goes on sale I'm definitely gonna snatch up enough to make myself a sweater. I'm hooked! (FYI They also have a fingering weight version called Capretta.)
The pattern I used is called The Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower Yarn. This is a super simple kerchief pattern. It would be perfect for anyone who wants to try knitting a shawl for the first time. It's a great introduction to Yarn Overs and Left and Right leaning increases.
You can basically use any size yarn for this project depending on the weight you want it to be. You can also make it as long as you like, the increases are consistent throughout the entire project so you could make a tiny bandanna or just keep knitting away until you have a huge shawl!
Overall this was a pretty dreamy project to work on. I would totally keep it for myself BUT I look absolutely terrible in this color. I love this shade (Turmeric) but it makes my pasty *ahem* fair, complexion look ashen.
It's for sale in my Etsy shop if you're interested. It would make a lovely Mothers Day gift! You should check out the Etsy shop anyway if you get a chance; I've done a little remodeling and added a few new, exciting items!
Thanks for checking out my latest crafty craft!
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