I like the idea of mini scarfs, portable yet can still keep you warm. The sophisticated scarf pattern is available at the book Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida. The frills at both ends are vivid, and the variegated splashes of colour help adding some fun feeling.
Art Deco always fascinates me, and I’m glad that I can apply it on knitting. I knitted the Parelli Shawl from the book Art Deco Knits: Creating a Hand-knit Wardrobe Inspired by the 1920s-1930s by Jemima Bicknell. The leafy pattern is classic and timeless. Knitting with laceweight yarn is challenging but the fineness of the completed piece worth all my time and effort.
It is always tricky to knit with variegated yarns as it is difficult to find a knitted pattern that matches well with the colour changes of the yarn. I knitted this scarf with wavy drop stitches, which I found the outcome playful yet decent. The hand-dyed Irish yarn is from Townhouse yarns bought in This Is Knit in Dublin.
I’m truly a fan of Woolly Wormhead. Her creations are amazing and this Rhinebeck Hat pattern is definitely one of my favourites. The hand-dyed double-knit Irish yarns are from Townhouse yarns bought in This Is Knit in Dublin.
I found this beautiful rib and fan pattern at Drops Design called Winter Dunes and decided to give it a go. It’s a bit slouchy yet stylish. The creamy colour is simply unbeatable. I’m also using the hand-dyed variegated Irish Townhouse yarns bought in This Is Knit in Dublin, which comprises 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere and 10% nylon.
Pom-pom Hat for Her
I find knitting more fun after moving to Dublin. There is greater satisfaction of being able to use more frequently the knitted products in Ireland than in Hong Kong, which has temperate climate. I found some beautiful pastel colour superwash wool in Søstrene Grene, and my immediate idea was a playful pom-pom hat. The hat is simply knitted in 2 x 2 rib stitch pattern; the mixed colour pom-pom is certainly a highlight.