Wisp Shawl Update

2nd Skein Done

.Shawl progressI got the 2nd skein of the cria done.  I love spinning that, it is soooo soft!!!  On the right is a picture of the size so far.  I have just started the 2nd skein (which because of a problem when I was plying is a little less yardage than the first skein).  I should have enough for a 3rd skein and I’m gonna need it, not sure how much the

yardage will be, I will just spin until the fiber is gone. 


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Here is an up close picture of the lace design.  Instead of the way the Wisp shows in it’s pictures, I am just leaving it a retangular shawl that she can put around her shoulders.  It will be very warm and soft. 😉
It has sure cooled down, but then I knew it was going to be an early winter, my ferret and bird did their molting and sheding thing in early August when it was still hot.

Little Lace Cat’s Paw Scarf – revisited

Little Lace Cat's Paw Scarfred white and blue roving and yarn 004a

I’m having to repost this because the link on Ravelry for this isn’t working and I have to put in a new link.  Hope you will enjoy revisiting this scarf  that was originally posted on July 5th 2008.

Ok, here is the little lace scarf I knit out of the red white and blue hand spun skein, shown on the right.  I used Cats Paw, a Shetland lace pattern, and as you can see I staggered the design so that it was not straight across from each other but rather looks like a cat walked on the scarf :). Since I designed where the pattern would go, I include the pattern below. It is free to use for your own use. Please do not give this pattern out to others, if someone would like this pattern, please direct them to my blog. 🙂 It was a very quick and easy pattern to knit, and makes a great long skinny scarf. Enjoy.

Little Lace Cat’s Paw Scarf

Cast on 27 using size 10 needle, fingerling or sport weight yarn. You should still have 27 stitches after completing each row.

B= border stitches (always k4)

k2togtbl = knit 2 together through the back loop

Knit 4 rows then begin pattern.

Pattern rows:

Row 1 – B, k2, k2 tog, yo, k1, yo, k2togtbl, k to end

(Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 – B, p to last 4 sts, B)

Row 3 – B, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2togtbl, k to end

Row 5 – B, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k to end

Row 7 – B, k12, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2togtbl, k2, B

Row 9 – B, k11, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2togtbl, k1, B

Row 11 – B, k12, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2togtbl, k2, B

Repeat these rows for pattern to length you desire, ending with knit 4 rows and bind off.

Scarves Re-visited

hand painted merino roving

hand painted merino roving




This was a beautiful hand painted merino roving that I bought from The Fiber Denn on Etsy.   I loved the color of the roving and the color of the yarn was just as wonderful, full of all my favorite colors.



hand spun merino

hand spun merino




I had the opportunity to wash and re-block the two scarves I knit from this yarn (one for my daughter and one for my grand daughter) and thought I would get some better pictures. 



Grand-daughter's Fan & Feather Scarf

Grand-daughter's Fan & Feather Scarf



I did this with an old Shetland lace pattern called Fan & Feather (aka Old Shale).  There are many versions of this pattern out there and all are beautiful and oh so easy to knit. 🙂  I really loved the way the color striped on the scarves, I wish I had gotten more of this hand painted color.  Maybe I can talk her into doing more of it ;P. 



Daughter's Lace Scarf - Branching Out

Daughter's Lace Scarf - Branching Out


The lace pattern I chose for my daughter is called Branching Out and it is a beautiful lace pattern.  It’s a bit more difficult than the Fan & Feather but only because you need to pay attention to the row you are on.  Most lace is really not difficult to knit, it’s just a series of yarn overs, knit two togethers along with knits and pearls all placed at strategic places. 

I think the colors of the yarn really brought out the lacey patterns.  I was pleased with the results and I felt they deserved better photo shots. 🙂