I have 3, yes 3, additional projects I will be casting on (hopefully this evening lol). One is the Mini Ballerina by Schneckenstrick Designs, Lolita by Jamie Thomas of Imaginknits, and the last project with be a granny square blanket from Lion Brand Yarn. If you aren’t familiar with Lion Brand Yarn company, they have THOUSANDS of free knit and crochet patterns and they are really nice patterns!
I stumbled upon the Mini Ballerina when I received an email from Nadja at Schneckenstrick Designs for the group she started. I absolutely accepted – I love knitting “friends” and if you check me out on Ravelry (iknitiatives), you’ll see that I’m in a million groups. So, I noticed this design and that she had test knitters for it- I think like 20 or so. So I sent her an email asking if I could test knit as well and she graciously accepted and emailed me the pattern.
I’m hoping to get gauge with my Fibernymph Dye Works Bedazzled yarn in colorway Deep Blue Ice. It is 438 yds. and is 75% SW Merino 20% Nylon and 5% Stellina. The pattern calls for Madeline Tosh Pashmina on size 5’s. my Fibernymph yarn recommends size 0-2 so not really sure how that’s gonna work out! LOL. But the pattern is just so darling.
I stumbled across the next pattern named Lolita by Imaginknits while I was in my LYS Yarns Unlimited and it was on a mannequin. It’s a cute drapey cardigan / sleeveless vest that I think will be a great layering piece for all seasons. This will be knit up in the yarn the pattern calls for- Rowan Purelife Revive.
Lastly, the crocheted granny square blanket will be comprised of these 4 colorways and this will be the pattern below. It is called the Weekend Granny Blanket. exactly what I’m in the mood for – a quick crocheted blanket 🙂 ! While I will be using acrylic worsted weight yarn as opposed to the acrylic super bulky that the pattern calls for, I may just decide to hold it double. But, that will likely be decided on the fly.
Photo credit: Lion Brand Yarn
Well, I have some knitting to get back to- especially my poor Featherweight Cardigan!
Happy Knitting to all!