Have you ever noticed how different colors take on different yarn bases? Both of these yarns from “The Unique Sheep” were dyed in their Spring Grass colorway. One of them is 100% organic cotton DK and the other is 50% organic cotton and 50% bamboo. Not just the sheen is different, but I was surprised to see a slight difference in some of the colors too.
Stitches bound off, ends woven in, out of the washed and blocked cycle, and I sat staring at my completed Offshoot contemplating what to do. I wore it, I tossed it about, I questioned the yarn and it kept saying “not done.”
The Newest Knit Eco Chic Design
Tour our Spring surprises in Nature 2020.
It started last year when a knitter loved the dropped stitch motifs in Air Bender and I challenged myself to see if I could turn the abstract butterflies into real butterflies with the same techniques. Then…
As an Admiral butterfly lights upon the trickling waterfall in a garden fountain, Milady Admiral gloves elegantly portray the scene. Soft as a butterfly’s fluttering wings, Milady Admiral graces hands with loving stitches. Admiral butterflies sparkle upon your wrist while the added sheen of glass beads is certain to brighten any day. Drop stitches invite all butterflies to take flight. This gentle touch of the butterfly’s wings warms your heart. With Admiral’s kisses, enjoy these stitches.
I love to add Japanese glass seed beads to my hand knits. A friend mentioned she wanted to try, but was concerned about what happens when it’s washed.
Formerly, True Vineyard Ministries, this organization rebranded earlier this year to have their mission match their brand. After prayerfully considering the options of which mission to support, I decided to give Handspun Hope another year. What drew me back to this organization for another year is how well suited our philosophies are in that we’re both eco-enthusiasts loving the world around us in Christ through fiber arts.
Wandering through labyrinths of rocks formations or books, “The Stacks” will mark your path in your stitches. Academic from the start, this design knows the importance of breaking from book learning to explore the great outdoors. Whether a beginner on the needles, or well-studied in yarn wrangling, this no-shaping rectangular shawl design packs a visual punch of knitting interest.
I’ve always wanted to name a design “Prolegomena” so set forth with that intent for this design. However, as I stitched the concept to life, it began to tell a different story.