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Monday, 29 December 2014

WILD KNITTING tamed

The Windmill Kimono

the body consists of 24 windmill blocks, the borders and sleeves are worked in garter stitch with some stocking stitch - and short rows.





Thursday, 16 October 2014

NOT TAMED AT ALL

This piece of Wild Knitting didn't want to be tamed at all. I can't even decide what to call it - a shaped wrap - a shawl with armholes - a pull-over - 






The construction consists of 5 panels - two for the back and three for the front.

The yarn is Lang, Mille Colori Baby, colour 845. I used 4.0mm circular needles.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

PENTICLES / "WILD KNITTING TAMED"

The first sample for the next knitting workshop:

Das erste Muster fuer den neuen Strick-Kurs:







The combination of increases and short rows results in the long 'legs' that gave the shawl its name.

Aus der Kombination von Zunahmen und verkuerzten Reihen ergeben sich die langen 'Beine', die dem Tuch den Namen geben.

Monday, 11 August 2014

READY FOR SHIPMENT

The last of my Alpaca Lace Yarns went off today. I hope the new owners like the colours!


Friday, 27 June 2014

LACE ACCENTS

The latest shawl has only a few stripes of wild lace to show off the colour changes. The turquoise border shows the same (feather&fan) pattern with the WS rows in purl instead of knit stitches. The wide wavy border is worked in short rows.




Thursday, 26 June 2014

HAND DYED LACE YARNS

Here are some pictures of my latest dyeing. The yarn is a blend of 87% Alpaca and 17% Merino which makes it wonderfully soft 500m/100g.

The camera and monitor might slightly alter the colours but I think the pictures give a good idea.








A thicker Alpaca yarn will be dyed next and a pure Merino Yarn.




Saturday, 24 May 2014

SHRUG/WRAP

Woven on the 70cm Knitter's loom in mainly cotton yarns. 





The right front of the shrug is very long and can be draped over the left shoulder. Very comfortable and light to wear in summer.


Thursday, 22 May 2014

WILD WEAVING


Scarf or a necklace? Several silk, mohair and cotton yarns woven on the 30cm Rigid Heddle Loom, embellished with beads and dyed silk cocoons. 




Friday, 25 April 2014

MAKING WAVES

The recipe for this shrug I found on 'ravelry', also the idea of mixing different colour ways of sock yarn by knitting with 2-3 balls and changing every or every other row. 

I needed 450 instead of 570 stitches because I used thicker needles (4.0mm) and wild lace patterns. 

The shrug has very nice drape and is a pleasure to wear.





Saturday, 29 March 2014

KNIT/CROCHET JACKET

Knitted and Crochet Modules form the upper fronts and back of the jacket, the sleeves are knit, the body is crochet and the bottom border consists of knit modules again. The yarn was hand spun by Lana Odendaal and I hand dyed it.




Friday, 7 March 2014

KNITTING/CROCHET COMBINATION

This wrap/bolero was started at Dana Biddle's studio in Heidelberg/SA during a WildKnitting Course with Dana's Colourspun Oddballs. It started with crochet pentagons and squares (patterns by Doris Chan)and continued with knitted zigzag over the shoulders.


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Monday, 24 February 2014

WILD KNITTING WORKSHOPS

Two new pictures of shawls started at the workshop at Dana Biddle's studio in February.










Here are some pictures of what was started in the workshops in September and beginning of February:



Tawheda's Shawl won 2nd price at the Walkerville Agricultural show. CONGRATULATIONS, Tawheda!








Di's shawl won a special mention at the Walkerville Agricultural Show! CONGRATULATIONS, Di!