One of the new yarns is called Karma
60m on a 100gram skein
knit on 8mm needles
The Shetland Trader-Book One is a collection of 10 patterns inspired by the Shetland Islands from designer Gudrun Johnston with photography by Jared Flood. This collection includes a range of projects all featuring some aspect of traditional Shetland LaceThen some leaflets
The Flukra Shawl from The Shetland Trader
This shawl begins with a Shetland construction method to create the center triangle. Stitches are then easily picked up from the yarn over loops that are formed down two sides and the border is worked outwards from the triangle. The shawl is finished with an edging that is knitted sideways and attached to the live sts of the border as it is being worked. Lace is worked on both sides of the knitting, however there is no right or wrong side to the knitting.
Three petals bloom from the centre top edge, their points organically growing into the three spines of yarn over increases. This unusual increase pattern creates the perfect shape for staying in place around your shoulders. The petals along the edge are grouped into threes, echoing the centre and forming deep scallops. Orchid Thief was originally published in Brave New Knits by Julie Turjoman.Later in the day Mr. UPS stopped by with a huge box from Dream in Color. The Tulip Baby kits are here.
More colours of Everlasting Socks were in the box as well.
And a few more Rowan pictures for you. These won't be here before January 15 but you can start dreaming.
I didn't get any knitting done today so it's time to sign off. I'm almost done the centre section of Fifty One Shades of Truth. There are about 30 rows to go. College football is on and if that starts to bore me then I will watch more of The Mentalist. I'm hooked!!