Knitting For Her

Art Deco Sweater
The pattern of this Art Deco sweater is from the book Art Deco Knits: Creating a Hand-knit Wardrobe Inspired by the 1920s – 1930s by Jemima Bicknell. I pick Økologisk Sommeruld from CaMaRose to knit with, a summer yarn spun with organic wool and cotton fibres. My first time ever knitting a sweater, and indeed I’m proud of the outcome.

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. The yarn choice is Fade St 4ply from Townhouse Yarns.

Parelli Shawl
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. I’m working with Trinity 2ply from Townhouse Yarns for this shawl.

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 Drury DK from Townhouse Yarns bought in This Is Knit in Dublin.

Rhinebeck Hat
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 Drury DK from Townhouse Yarns bought in This Is Knit in Dublin.

Winter Dunes
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 Drury DK 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.

Peachy Fingerless Gloves
I found a big hole on my very old pair of gloves when I was preparing to wear them! Repair is an option, but they’re so worn that I’d better knit myself a new pair. A great excuse to self-learn how to knit gloves on YouTube. Simple pattern indeed, including 2 x 2 rib, cable stitch and knit. Left hand is almost done now. I’m knitting with the peachy Drury DK of Townhouse Yarns on 3mm needles.

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