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Lace Shawl

This was made as a part of my Ravelry C/KAL. And I dont think I’d ever have completed it so fast, if it wasnt for the deadline! πŸ˜€

There a few things about knitting that I also learnt with this shawl:

  • Lace knitting: The very basics, but definitely a start.
  • Needle Size: Looking beyond needle sizes US 2 & 3. Used size 8. A bit unwieldy initially, but got used to it soon enough!
  • Blocking: Never did this before, and didnt have the “blocking boards” everyone uses. But managed to come up with some decent in-house substitues! πŸ™‚

The design itself is a very simple one. It is called Old Shale and is and old Shetland lace design. It is a 4-row pattern, with only 1 row of actual work. Simple, with such gorgeous results!

So here are the pics of my first every lace shawl:

Peach Yarn from Vardhman
The finished product
The design
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Bugs Bunny Pencil-Case

I was just surfing the web for new craft projects, when I found this really cute pencil-case project. It was not only doable, it was a very quick project. And since my nephew has just joined school (albeit playschool) this makes a perfect gist for him!! πŸ˜€

So here goes The Bug’s Bunny Pencil Case:

Bugs Bunny Pencil Case
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Daily Use Mobile Pouches

After my last attempt to make a pouch in wool, I wondered if I could make the same with thread.. this time with knitting cotton. I did buy some knitting cotton, but more for the reason to try and make some tops to wear with jeans (for myself) or to try n make some doilies … again inspiration from the crochet work sis-in-law makes. πŸ™‚

So this is the result from my attempts.

Red Beauties! πŸ˜€

Pouch 1 was done in a single color… I took a guess with the size. It came out a lil squat, but actually fit a Blackberry like a glove. The design is something I came up with myself. Am not sure if it already exists, but I definitely didn’t see it anywhere! πŸ˜€

BlackBerry Pouch

Pouch 2 was my first ever attempt to use 2 colors while knitting. Nice job, even if i say so myself! πŸ˜‰ The design is called Bird’s Eye.

Bird's Eye Pouch
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My First Coasters

Am in process of taking baby steps in making something. This was a bit intimidating to me initially, because in the website I first saw this (http://thattessgirl.blogspot.in/2010/10/coaster-woasters.html), it was just so beautiful! I wasn’t sure I would be able to understand the instructions and do it as well.

Well, I did get the instructions wrong the first time (looking back, I can’t understand why!). But I prevailed. And this is the result:

I mixed 2 yarns to make the stitches tighter. But when I changed the yarn (mauve replaced blue), the size seemed to have shrunk. The yarns are not different… so am not sure exactly why this happened.

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Woollen Sweater

This is my first attempt to make a sweater in about 18 yrs. The shaping wasn’t great, and that’s why its featured folded. But the design was great. And it sure feels comfortable!

Wool Sweater
Length-wise
One more!

Wool: 4/8 NM Winter King wool (Oswal) – 100% wool

Gauge: 10sts per 1″ on Size 12/ 2.27mm needles

Needles: Size 12/2.75mm and 10/3.25mm needles, DPN Size 12

Design: Enlarged Basket Stitch (Multiple of 18sts + 10)

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Knit Scarf – Reversible

This is probably the only knitting item that I have completed within 1 week. πŸ™‚

Size
About 7 inches x 66 inches

Gauge
About 4 sts=1″ in pattern stitch

Materials Size 6 Imperial (5 mm) needles
3 skeins of sport weight yarn
60% wool / 40% acrylic

Instructions: CO 36 sts.
Row 1: *K1, YO, k2tog; rep from *
Rep Row 1 until you are almost out of yarn.
BO and weave in the ends with tapestry needle.
Cut tassels measuring 3″ and tie at the ends of the scarf using crochet needle.

You can also Find it on Ravelry: