I saw the new Woolly Wormhead KAL last weekend and knew I had to join in! It’s to knit a hat from scrap yarn, so making something of beauty out of whatever you have to hand. I LOVED the idea and cast on almost immediately!
Yarns used from brim to crown:
Pink – Pinky on Deeply Wicked by Easy Knits
Yellow – Ziggy Stardust 4ply by I Knit or Dye London
Green & Pink – Artesano 4 ply
Pale pink/ orange – Lang yarns Mille Colori Socks & Lace Luxe
Pink & purple – Colinette sock yarn part skein
White – Louisa Harding Orielle
Pale Blue – Glacier on Tanadick 4ply 50% merino, 50% silk by Yantantethera Yarns
Dark Blue – Fiachra on Gwyn sock yarn by Triskelion Yarns
Beige – Silk sample of unknown origin!
Pink Fairisle – Skein Queen 4 ply
Dark purple pink – Ziggy Stardust 4ply by I Knit or Dye London
Mustard – Harvest Gold on Milburn 4ply from Eden Cottage Yarns.
Brown – Second silk sample of unknown origin!
I loved knitting this. I think the colours, although random, do actually work together.
And off to its new owner this weekend!
I knitted this in May during the Lace Leaf KAL.
Yarn: Easy Knits Deeply Wicked in Pinky stranded with The Knitting Goddess lace mohair in Raspberry.
Pattern: Lace Leaf Shawl by Mary Henderson.
Just cast off…
Pattern: Mustardseed by Boo Knits
Yarn: Eden Cottage Yarns Milburn 4ply in Harvest Gold.
Needles: 4.5mm Knitpro Basix bamboo circular & 4.5mm Knitpro Rosewood straight needles.
Beads: 400 size 5 Miyuki triangular beads. 1.25mm crochet hook.
Fabulous pattern, lovely yarn. Highly recommended.
Today I have done the draw for this lovely yarn for participants of the lace leaf KAL.
I wrote the Ravelry names of everyone who participated and posted a photo on our group pages on slips cut from an old envelope. I then handed them to Damon and asked him to pick one. He shuffled them and laid them all out on the arm of his armchair and picked this one!
That’s you Slipped Stitches! Send me a message on Ravelry & I’ll get your parcel off to you. 😊
The following skeins of Mirasol Peru Hacho will be winging their way to someone who took part in the lace leaf KAL. It’s not a prize for talent or colour choices but simply for taking part. A winner will be picked at random from those people who posted pictures of their work on the Ravelry group. So if you did take part and haven’t yet posted, now is the time! The draw will be done next week.
Our last week is here. With all three shawls, Blackthorn and the medium and large version of Lace Leaf Shawl, you simply need to knit the border and cast off.
Please put your photos on our Ravelry page as a random KAL participant will be getting a yarny prize soon!
Thank you very much indeed for taking part.
Blackthorn: Knit Section 4, which I estimate will take 3 hours
Here’s my finished Blackthorn:
Lace Leaf Shawl:
Medium – repeat 12 (75 minutes)
Large – the second half of repeat 15 and repeat 16 (140 minutes)
Don’t forget to post your pictures on Ravelry!
We’ve said goodbye to the folks doing the regular lace leaf shawl and those of us doing Blackthorn or a bigger shawl plough onwards!
Blackthorn: knit Section 3, third repeat – 145 mins
Medium – repeat 11 (70 minutes)
Large – repeat 14 and half of repeat 15 (130 minutes)
Loving all the photos you are posting on the Ravery page!
I knew as soon as I started knitting Blackthorn that I wouldn’t be completing the whole pattern. I want to give this to a friend who is petite and a lot of shawl would swamp her. So rather than go to the fourth size of diamond, I added the border onto the third size. I decided to do the border in a contrast colour, simply because I felt the gold colour needed lifting. I cast off this morning and blocked it straight away:
The Lace Leaf KAL is going on for another few weeks but I’ve got both my projects finished by week 5! I’m very happy!
In anticipation of finishing Blackthorn (that I’m knitting as part of the Lace Leaf KAL), I cast on a new project. Indian Feathers by Alina Appasov is a free Ravelry download and just what I was looking for – a crescent shaped shawl, with some lace but quite a lot of stocking stitch. It’s a really nice pattern and I am using the Noro Sekku my niece chose for her new shawl. I’m hoping to get it done for her 10th birthday on May 25th. You need 34 stitch markers!
Today I have been concentrating on finishing Blackthorn…
Adnd this evening I started the cream border. I had decided to add a different colour border as I felt the gold needed a bit of a lift.
Sleep? Who needs sleep, I’m knitting.