Sunday, September 25, 2011

Vogue Knitting Fashion Show

Me showing off the entire Oak Leaves Shawl

My Oak Leaves Shawl was in the Vogue Knitting Live Fashion Show sponsored by Permiere Yarns.
The pattern will be available around October 15, 2011 as a FREE Pattern through Premiere Yarns.

Back View 

Side View 1

Side View 2

Fashion Show Program 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Twisted Grapes Cardigan

I had 13 skeins of wonderful 100% Merino Superwash Sport yarn (about 17,000 yards/650 grams/22.75 oz) in a bright orange mandarin color (that I surely did not like for "my garment").

I dyed one skein with 5 packs of Grape Flavor Kool-Aid:
Original orange yarn on left/ re-dyed yarn on right
Like I mentioned above, I really like the quality of the yarn and once I was able to re-dye the yarn into a color I liked, I designed the Twisted Grapes Cardigan:

I am not completely done with the cardigan yet... I ran out of yarn (had used 10 skeins) before I finished the second sleeve... So I just dyed another skein to finish up the last 12 rows of the sleeve.

Oh yes, before I forget, the cardigan is knit from the top-down with set in sleeves = completely seamless (not sewing!).