Cathedral Grove is here

Cathedral Grove is here

This pattern is one of my favourites. I was inspired by the magnificent Cathedral Grove Provincial Park on Vancouver Island, but as the pattern came together it became more than an homage to Douglas Firs and had become a gothic splendour. This is a great 

Rheinlust by Melanie Berg – Pattern Review

This is a lovely elegant shawl that I have wanted to make for some time. I bought beautiful European Starling yarn from SongBirdFibres. You can see this gorgeous colourway below and I wanted to make a special shawl with it. However that special pattern is 

Lace patterns – what was I thinking?

Lace patterns – what was I thinking?

Things I like: knitting intricate lace with long repeats. Things I don’t like: writing out said long repeats, charting said long repeats. Checking for errors. Why did I do a wrap with a 34 stitch repeat over 24 rows in the pattern? Because I didn’t 

Bread and Roses Shawl

Bread and Roses Shawl

In ivory, this beaded shawl is inspired by, and pays homage to the worldwide call for suffrage and equality.  You can find more out here: Bread and Roses Shawl inspiration This shawl is stunningly elegant and incredibly light while still providing warmth.  It will work 

Deconstructed

Deconstructed

I just did the math on the bread and roses shawl. So by the numbers: 815 yards or 750 metres of fingering weight yarn 55grams or approximately 1300 size 6/0 Czech seed beads 20 hours development time 30 hours knit time 1.5 hours blocking out 

Changing seasons

Changing seasons

It’s definitely fall now in Vancouver. When I was out for a walk yesterday afternoon I got a lovely photo of this plant as it changes with the season. The colour of the berries and leaf shape were the inspiration for my flowering Victorian lace 

Bread and Roses Shawl update

Bread and Roses Shawl update

My timeline is holding! The shawl is off the needles and needs to have its ends sewn in and be thoroughly blocked. I’m sharing this photo so people can see how much of a difference blocking makes with something like a lacework shawl. To me 

Bread and Roses Shawl

Bread and Roses Shawl

I have struggled with this shawl. The idea is clear as day in my head, but getting it out on paper and realized in yarn has been more challenging that I thought it would be. The good news is that the problems have been solved 

Frosty Evening Wrap

Frosty Evening Wrap

Just uploaded my first pattern to Ravelry. Thank you all for the very kind comments. I’m so happy people like it. Can’t wait to show more work off. For anyone wanting to try it – go to my patterns page or directly to Ravelry to 

Whitewater Wrap

Whitewater Wrap

So I made this in June 2020 for my mum. She was going to get it when she came to visit but we’ve now given up and it’s going in the post in a couple of days. The travel thing just isn’t safe right now.