Friday, 7 June 2013

A new KAL

Over on the Ravelry group, we are running another KAL.  This time we're knitting a shawl.  The pattern is Holden Shawlette.  It's a fairly straightforward pattern.  I had knitted one ages ago in Sunshine Yarns.

It's time for me to knit another one in one of the Whimzy yarns.  I think I've decided to try one of the new yarn bases - Silkie (a merino/silk blend in fingering weight).  I would cast on straight away, except I can't find a single pair of 4mm needles.

Feel free to join us in this knit-along.  There's no requirement to use Whimzy yarns.  Just have fun!

Monday, 3 June 2013

New sock book by Rachel Coopey

Talented designer Rachel Coopey (coopknits on Ravelry) has a new sock book out.  The books are available here :

We had started a KAL on the Whimzy ravelry group here :

The first pattern for the KAL was Calamint which was knitted in Sokkusu (in Summer Crush) in the book.  It's a gorgeous pattern and quite straightforward, which is perfect for my no-brain knitting.

I've knitted less repeats for the leg as I don't like long socks.  Now I just need to find the motivation to finish sock number 2! The yarn is Sokkusu O in Hydrangea.