I wanted to stop in and share some of my current WIP's with you! After the holidays I received a lot of commission work so I've been knitting up a storm.
First off, I finished my bro's WSU hat and scarf set;
For the hat I used the pattern Reykr by Buckaloo View. The scarf is Fishermans Rib Muffler by Churchmouse Yarns. I knitted the set up in KnitPicks Swish in the colorways Garnet Heather and Cobblestone Heather.
After finishing this set I was immediately commissioned to make another Fishermans Rib Scarf! I'm knitting this guy up in Swish, in the colorways Squirrel Heather and Lost Lake Heather.
I've also started working on a silk/alpaca blend shawl for my partners Grandma.
The yarn I'm using is KnitPicks Diadem in the colorway Sapphire. I'm loosely basing the shawl on the pattern Autumns Weekend by Olga Rostovskaya. I started out using the pattern but it was turning out super small so I decided to improvise.
I think it'll be smooth sailing until I hit the picot bind off, then things are gonna get messy.
I'm also still working on my knee high sock commission. These guys knitted up way small so after this picture was taken I took them out and started them over (again.) I'm sure I'll finish them someday! I'm up to the heel gusset so I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I'm using KnitPicks Stroll in the colorway Forest Heather. I'm loosely basing them on the pattern Basic Knee High Toe Up Socks by Leslie (Single Stitch on Ravelry.) I've changed the toe shaping to make it more round and added a bunch of stitches to make them bigger. Hopefully the third time's a charm!
I'm also grabbing a few rows here and there on my Edgevale Tank and I'm planning to call for test knitters for my Bulky Weight sock pattern as soon as I get a chance to give them one last test knit. Speaking of patterns, I'd like to say a quick Thank You to everyone who picked up a copy of my Apple Cider Mitts pattern! The response has been wonderful and a little overwhelming! I'm so glad you're all enjoying it, I'm hoping to release quite a few more original patterns this year.
I'll be back soon with some project updates. I can't wait to get a few of these off the needles! Wish me luck!
Thanks for stopping by!
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