This post contains only knitting!
The first project is a cowl that took me a long time to make… it is very warm and soft!
A free pattern by Ami Madison called Stacked Eyelet Cowl.
knitted using a circular 4 mm HiyaHiya Bamboo needle and Malabrigo Yarn Sock in the colorway 611 Ravelry Red (100% merino wool).
The second project is a shawl. It was so much fun knitting this piece, it is an asymmetrical shawl and very cozy!
A free pattern design by Amélia Alves called Quimera – Utopia Project 1st Edition.
knitted using a circular 3,5 mm Knit Pro Zing needle and BC Garn Silkbloom Fino in the colorway White (55% merino wool/45% silk).
Back in October browsing pinterest I found some articles about knitting socks on a very small circular needles ( 9″ – 23 cm needles) this made my curiosity increase about this method.
It didn’t take me long to find a youtube channel called “Simply in Stitches” and her 9 tutorial videos using a free design by Meaghan Schmaltz called My Favorite Vanilla Socks.
I purchased some different sizes of needles and sock yarn and I tried knit a sock!
Well the first sock went very wrong, I made a huge mistake because I placed the stitch markers on the wrong place! Sorry I don’t have any photo of this sock but this didn’t discouraged me, I learned a lot.
The only part that I don’t use a 9” circular needle is when I arrive to the section of “Toe Decreases”, I used magic loop on a 32″ circular needles.
Using the pattern My Favorite Vanilla Socks by Meaghan Schmaltz (The Unapologetic Knitter) and Tina tutorials (Simply in Stitches) I made a pair of socks for me (medium size) using Schachenmayr Regia Premium Merino Yak (58% merino wool/28% nylon/14% Yak) in the colorway Mineral Blue with ChiaoGoo 2.75 mm 9″ (23cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Collection and ChiaoGoo 2.75 mm 32″ (80cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Lace Collection.
Then I also made a pair of socks for my husband using the same design, large size and Schachenmayr Regia Premium Merino Yak (58% merino wool/28% nylon/14% Yak) in the colorway Anthrazit with ChiaoGoo 2.75 mm 9″ (23cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Collection and ChiaoGoo 2.75 mm 32″ (80cm) circulars needles from their Knit Red Lace Collection.
I do have another pair of socks (they are very addictive ) for me, almost done, but I will post it very soon.
My next post it will be a cross stitch finished piece! Stay tuned!
Thank you so much for visiting! Have a great day!
08-03-2020: edited to add patterns links on Ravelry
You certainly got the hang of knitting socks!! They look perfect!! I love the shawl, how striking that would look with a black dress! I’m surprised the cowl took so long, I would have thought the shawl would have taken so much more time. All of your knitted stitches look so perfect!
Lili your knitting is fabulous.I love your shawl it is so pretty and your cowl is a gorgeous colour and pattern.
Your socks…wow… awesome 😍and I totally agree they addictive.
I am still trying to balance my cross stitch wip with my knitting and knitting is still winning at the moment.
Happy crafting Lili xx
and thank you for mentioning the name of your shawl pattern.I just went and found it☺️
Hi sweetie, you are a great knitter 😍…wowwww
I am a fiber nut and I al totally addicted to yarn …
Sending you big hugs and love 💕😘😘😘
wOw! You are very productive Lili! Your knitting is gorgeous! How fun that you are addicted to socks. 😉
Thank you! 💕
What a beautiful shawl! You have outdone yourself on that one. The cowl look great too. Love. love, love the socks! They look super warm and comfy!
Have a great week!
Thank you so much, Faith!
I don’t know how to knit, but always admire those of you who do. Your work is simply lovely, Lili! So warm and cozy looking 🙂
Thank you, Carol! 💕
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