Friday, April 15, 2011

Tuck In And Enjoy!

This is my first scarf designed for machine knitting on my Silver SK8-200 using my hand painted long colour repeat in Purple Red Lilac colourway.  It is a 50 year old standard gauge machine gifted to me by my dear friend Riki. The scarf was inspired by Sourpatch that I am knitting at the moment. This simple tuck stitch is so easy to knit on the machine and yet beautiful! The best thing about this scarf is there is no right side or wrong side. Both sides has it's own unique pattern and you don't have to worry about wearing it right!

Needle Set-up

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 Co 51 sts with a tappet making a chain for each out of work ndl. T6, knit 2 rows. This is a 6 stitch pattern so you will be pulling out every 6th needle for the tuck stitch with one edge needle on both sides in working position. Pull out ndls marked "X" forward and put on hold position. Knit 6 rows. Take off hold by pushing down russel buttons and knit 2 rows. Next pull centre ndls between the needles marked "X" and knit 6 rows. Push down russel buttons and knit 2 rows. Continue knitting by alternating these two groups   ending with knit 2 rows. Bind off loosely making a chain for each out of work ndl. Block lightly so that you can show off the lovely bubble that is formed by the tucked stitch! :)

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Blue Waves

I am so excited to share with my latest hand dyed with tweed sock yarns.

It is done using my favourite long colour repeat in shades of blue, purple, olive and black. I have carefully hand painted it so that the colour changes are very subtle. Just great for shawls, scarves or stoles!:)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Strawberry Chocolate Mousse

This is not a cooking recipe but the name of my latest long colour repeat done in strawberry chocolate colourway :

It is a custom order to knit the  Sweet Jazz Shawl.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fresh from my dye pot

The weather here is real hot and my yarns get dried fast too!  These are also custom orders done in purple red lilac colourway:

I would like to share with you this photo taken by my husband .....

These beautiful flowers in pink and white are blooming everywhere in town.  Every year these flowers will bloom during the hottest month of the year which is in March, but this year it is a bit late. Well, better late than never! :D

More long colour repeat yarns

Just done these long colour repeats in Mauve Taupe.

Custom dyed for a customer who intend to knit either the La Cumparsita

or Sweet Jazz

I particularly like the pink and light brown combination. It is a rare and beautiful combination.  My next custom order will be in this colourway!:)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Long colour repeats

This is a custom dyed long colour repeats done in pink, lilac and baby blue on merino/bamboo/nylon yarns.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Natural Dyeing with Bougainvillea

I started natural dyeing with these beautiful bougainvillea on 28th March. So excited that it is finally done and the colours are so beautiful and soft.

The following scene might be a little disturbing for some people...

but this is simply beautiful..

Ultra Merino is for me!

Hapii Feet

Merino/Mulberry Silk DK

and New Sock.

Silky Merino Yarns

This is my yarn collage for the Silky Merino range which is a 50% Merino 50% Silk, 4 ply yarns. Yardage is 383 yd/350 m/100 gm. I really love the beautiful sheen of this yarn.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Silky Merino

Fresh from my dye pot is a new colour way that I have specially dyed for myself!

                             50% Merino 50% Silk, 4 Ply, 350 m/100 gm