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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Starflower and Icarus


Being very mindful of the economic situation at the moment, I'm still chipping away at my stash though I do confess that I probably won't use anywhere near all of it in my lifetime!

Off my needles this time has come my new design; Starflower Estonian Lace Baby Blanket knitted in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. (If you wish to see more detail, click on any of the pics to zoom in).


I fell in love with the Estonian lace stitch used in the main part of the blanket as soon as I clapped eyes on it. The petals are formed by use of the Estonian star stitch technique. In this case, a 3-into-9 star is afterwards split into three groups of stitches which are then gradually decreased to form petals.




As usual the pattern, in PDF format, is available from Ravelry and Etsy.

Also, hot off my needles is Miriam Felton's Icarus Shawl which I knitted in Yarn Place Graceful. This is the Penny Candy colourway and I love the way that this pattern works well in a yarn with long colour changes.




Presently, on the needles are Max from Elsebeth Lavold's "The Walk in the Park Collection" in EL's Silky Tweed for DH.


This photo is from the pattern book and DH is pleased to know that, according to the pattern writer, “an athletic build and access to a nearby Greek statue are optional”!

I'm also well on the way to completing the Heartstrings Shetland Lace Patterned Faroese Shawl in Rowan 4 ply Soft.

Knitting bookwise, as I've celebrated a birthday recently, some books and a very sought after vintage magazine have been added to my knitting library but more on those later . . .

12 Comments:

  • At 9:10 am, Blogger Arianwen said…

    Loving the baby blanket!

     
  • At 9:55 am, Blogger RooKnits said…

    Ooooh I love that estonian stitch. Beautiful blanket! (And shawl too)

     
  • At 4:57 pm, Blogger Acornbud said…

    The baby blanket is so beautiful. And your Icarus, too! Inspiring!

     
  • At 7:24 pm, Blogger KnitNana said…

    Ohh! I love both the baby blanket and the shawl! What a beautiful job you did (as usual...) *wink*

    Am working on one of Mim's shawls, myself right now and am almost done!
    (((hugs)))

     
  • At 1:46 am, Anonymous Robin said…

    Rushed right over and purchased the baby blanket pattern. Just beautiful!!!! While I was at it, purchased the table runner, too! Love your designs!

     
  • At 11:04 am, Blogger dreamcatcher said…

    Love the starflower blanket, and the shawl is great too. Happy belated birthday!!

     
  • At 10:35 am, Blogger Daisy said…

    Those are absolutely beautiful! Especially the baby blanket! I love the close-up of it. And that picture for the man's sweater pattern is hilarious!

     
  • At 10:19 pm, Blogger acrylik said…

    Wow, such a beautiful blanket. Truely inspirational!

     
  • At 1:13 pm, Blogger Tina - omme i London aka teeweewonders said…

    The starflowers are amazing. I can imagine all sorts of things knitted in that pattern. Well done you!

     
  • At 11:47 am, Blogger Ritesh said…

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  • At 2:06 am, Blogger knitcrit said…

    The baby blanket is beautiful and I'm looking for a pattern. How do you think it would do in a silk/alpaca blend?

     
  • At 12:35 pm, Anonymous Beads N Crafts said…

    Beautiful blanket - lovely work! :)

     

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