Friday 29 October 2021

Leaf shrug knitting pattern

Delighted to present you my knitting design that was just published in the first issue of The Valiant Tailoress magazine. The leaf-patterned lace shrug in green belongs of the The Enchanted Forest collection, which is the theme of this issue.

Leaf shrug
© The Valiant Tailoress

The Valiant Tailoress is not only a knitting magazine, but also includes sewing and crochet patterns for the multicrafters to create entire outfits, rather than just single garments. And with 260 pages, it's more like a beautiful and inspiring coffee table book.
The magazine can be ordered to anywhere in the world through their website The Valiant Tailoress.
The leaf shrug pattern is also available separately as a downloadable PDF on Ravelry.

The Valiant Tailoress Issue 1
© The Valiant Tailoress

It was easy to be inspired by the enchanted forest theme, since there are so many leaf stitch patterns in lace knitting. After choosing one of the most beautiful of them I added some cables to the cuffs, resembling tangled tree branches.

Green lace shrug
© The Valiant Tailoress

This sample shrug is made in Sandnesgarn Alpakka Silke (shade no. 8264) that contains 70 per cent baby alpaca and 30 per cent mulberry silk. The shrug is knitted in one piece from cuff to cuff, the sleeves in the round and the back section in between flat.

Leaf-patterned lace shrug
© The Valiant Tailoress

Monday 19 April 2021

Crinklie scarf knitting pattern

Crinklie is a narrow bias-shaped scarf for accessorising. Made in your favourite colour, it will add that little something to any outfit.
The design is based on the natural hold and texture of alternating stocking and reverse stocking stitch stripes that are given an uneven organic look.

Crinklie scarf

The Crinklie scarf is approximately 10 cm (4 inches) wide and 160 cm (63 inches) long. It requires only about 240 meters (260 yards) of lace weight yarn, which is less than a 50 g skein. Of course, it can be knitted in other sizes and yarn weights as well.
The scarf is easy to make, as it only takes basic knitting and purling and some increasing and decreasing skills, which are explained in the pattern. The pattern also contains both written instructions and charts.

The pattern is available on Ravelry.

Lace-weight scarf

This sample scarf is knitted in Malabrigo Yarn Silkpaca (shade Piedras) that contains 70 per cent alpaca and 30 per cent silk.

Textured bias scarf

Crinklie scarf is perfect as a quick little spring knit to refresh the wardrobe.

Knitted silk scarf