October 06, 2017
Irish Shawl by local designer Kay Hopkins was inspired by a visit to Ireland: the stitches are reminiscent of the rugged and rocky moors criss-crossed with rock walls, the Cliffs of Moher (aka the “Cliffs of Insanity” from the movie Princess Bride) with its fortress castle at the very top, and the most incredible Tree of Life jewelry designs at an outdoor market in Howth.
This shawl is knit end-to-end in a completely seamless manner and will look great in fingering weights from local dyers Bumblebirch and Canon Hand Dyes. The pattern is easily adjusted to any size by simply adding or reducing repeat sections. The diagonal bias of the main shawl body really shows off hand-dyed yarns but is equally stunning in a solid color.
She even wrote a travel blog about it on Ravelry.
Join us on Fridays from 4-6pm or Sundays 3-5pm and choose any of the three designs from the Celtic Shawl Collection.
July 14, 2017
We loved the look of this Boomerang Broomstick Lace Shawl and chose to make it in a mini bundle from Three Irish Girls for a really pretty gradient effect (pictures next week, I promise.) The broomstick row is done using a US 19 needle to create the open elongated stitches. If you've never worked the broomstick stitch, it's fun to watch as it take shape.
February 03, 2017
It's that time again! The KAL for February is Wildheart by Janina Kallio.
Wildheart is a stunning shawl with a modern lace motif that is knit out of one skein of fingering weight. It is knit diagonally with a mix of garter stitch and simple lace featuring dropped stitches, eyelets and fishnet. The result is airy, light and gorgeous!