Cowl, shawl and socks

Hi everyone!
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

Some Pumpkins and a Scarf

Hi everyone!
This post contains some stitching and knitting!

First my Fall stitching, a lovely primitive pillow.

Model by Stacy Nash Primitives – House on Pumpkin Hill Pinkeep.
Stitched on 36 count Haunted linen by Picture This Plus using The Gentle Arts and Weeks Dye Works threads.

Every single motif on this pillow is adorable!

I finished my scarf! The scarf have six sections with diferent stitches.

It is a beginner’s stitch sampler scarf by Kristina Tucker using a 100% portuguese wool yarn, Beiroa in colorway Pale Pink.
Since I used a light worsted yarn (needle size 4mm) I adapted the pattern, I cast-on 46 stitches and I worked 48 rows for each section, except for the garter stitch section that I worked 24 rows.

My favourite part of the scarf is the seed stitch section and the basketweave section. I did not do a good job blocking the scarf, but since it was the first time I knitted, I’m very happy!

Thank you so much for visiting!! Have a great day!



Sampler of the Season: Autumn and something new

I finish this sampler in September and since then I stitch a little in other project, but it looks I lost my stitching mojo…

First, let me show you my Autumn Sampler!

Model from With thy Needle & Thread – Sampler Of The Season: Autumn.
Stitched on 40 count Expresso linen by R&R Reproductions using The Gentle Arts and Weeks Dye Works.
I replaced Wood Trail from Gentle Art Shaker to Swamp Water from Weeks Dye Works.

More photos of the Sampler:

I love the birds and  the squirrels on the top of the tree are adorable.

The rooster and the chicken are funny, I think they want to eat apples!

I have the others three Sampler of The Seasons, during the progress of the piece I still thought about stitch the Winter Sampler on Winter time, but I think I will stitch next year the Spring Sampler.

Please note that my apple trees (under the little house) on the sampler are stitched in a different area. The linen run out when I pressed the linen, I am a hand stitcher and sometimes I press my fabric during the progress of stitching. Please be careful with steam in some hand dyed fabrics.

I mentioned that I was not stitching so much, well, I decided to learn how to knit.
I tried to learn two years ago unsuccessfully.
Some stitching friends on blogs and Instagram they are showing some beautiful projects and that give me courage to try again. So, thank you! 😉

I picked up my yarn and needles and watch some Youtube videos.
I’m using the Portuguese Knitting Style, for me this really works. I grew up watching my mother, grandmothers and aunts doing that, so it looks more natural for me.

I give you the VeryPink Knits Youtube Channel link if you want to see how it works.

I can now say that I’m able to cast-on, knit stitch and purl stitch! It is a long process, since I have to practice more, particularly on my tension.

I choose my first project, a beautiful and a beginner scarf on Ravelry, the Beginner’s Stitch Sampler Scarf by Kristina Tucker and I purchased needles and yarn.

I really hope to show you the scarf soon!

Yesterday I separated a new small project of cross stitch, I hope that the stitching mojo come back soon.

Thank you so much for your visit and your comments! Have a wonderful day!


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