Saturday, 23 June 2018

Pointless Shawl.

I sat down to write the story of the Pointless Shawl and realised, I don't remember where I got the idea! I knitted the shawl a year ago and it took just two weeks to complete. Some ideas just work out well. Asymmetrical triangular shawls has been popular for some years and still are. I wanted to try out the construction and add some own tweaks to it. So I added the lace border to start with. Main body of the shawl was meant to be black, but got boring to knit, I added white stripes to it. When the shawl was big enough I decided to add mosaic border and bring decreases to the edge. What I didn't think of, the change of  decrease placement cut off the point of the shawl! I was a bit disappointed at first, wanted to rip it back and re-knit. I posted a photo on Instagram and asked for opinions. The best advice was to call it a design feature and name the shawl pointless!
Nearly a year later I finally wrote the pattern, got it tech edited and test knitted to ensure everything works well. And here it is! If you like it, get your copy from here.

Selle salli lugu algas umbes aasta tagasi. Asümmeetrilised kolmnurksed sallid on juba mitmeid aastaid populaarsed olnud. Otsustasin ka lõpuks seda konstruktsiooni proovida kududa, ja ma ei saa ju teisiti, kui ikka pean omamoodi tegema. Otsustasin pitsilise serva kohe külge kududa, et poleks mingit silmuste üleskorjamist tarvis. Värvid valisin jaki järgi, must ja valge. Valged triibud said lisatud, kui musta põhiosa kudumine igavaks läks. Teise serva lisasin mosaiik mustri, et sall oleks huvitavam, ja see sobitub jakiga ka. Kahandused tõin mosaiigi serva. Salli tipu puudumist märkasin alles siis, kui sall valmis. Tipp kadus "tänu" kahanduste asukoha muutusele! Kui alguses olin valmis mosaiigi üles harutama ja uuesti kuduma, siis peale Instagramis nõu küsimist nimetasin selle disainielemendiks ja sall ongi Tiputa sall! Kuigi Google tõlge pakub Mõttetu sall... Nii või naa, kuidas keegi soovib :)
Läkski ainult aasta, kui ideest sai muster. Kui soovid samasugust salli, siis mustri leiab siit.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Kureparved Mitts pattern.

The Kureparved Mitts feature a distinctive small triangular lace motifs, arranged in the shape of flocks of migrating cranes in early spring or autumn. That is the perfect time for wearing fingerless mitts, having a walk in a park and spotting the birds. The title Kureparved is Estonian and means flocks of cranes. Every spring thousands of cranes migrate to Estonia for nesting. Such wonderful majestic birds!
Two slightly modified versions of the lace pattern are given with separate charts for the right and the left hand; pick the version you like most.  

Introductory offer 25% off (no coupon code required) on the Kureparved Mitts pattern until midnight, Sunday, 3 June (UK time zone). No coupon code needed. The pattern is available in my Ravelry store , in English and in Estonian. If you wish to translate it (or any other of my patterns) to some other language, please contact me!

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Friday, 4 May 2018

Call for Test Knitters! Otsin test-kudujaid!

I'm looking for some test knitters for the Pointless Shawl. When I worked on the design I didn't expect it to become pointless. My first reaction was to rip it back and re-design. I had a second look at it, asked for opinions on Instagram, and now I call it a design feature! I have very little yarn left over otherwise I would add 2 or even 3 tassels to the pointless point.
I would love to see the shawl knitted up in variegated/semi-solid yarn with solid colour lace border. I look forward to seeing all different colours and yarns. Always so exciting!
The Pointless Shawl uses narrow stocking stitch stripes, simple lace and a striking mosaic border to create a graphic two-colour asymmetrical shawl that will hold your interest throughout. It’s worked starting from the lace point, with both borders knitted as you go; so, there’s minimal finishing, no picking up stitches, and the length can be adjusted easily to suit your taste.
Test knit is open in my Ravelry group. Hope to see you there!
Otsin test-kudujaid oma uuele sallile. Ma pole päris kindel, kuidas seda nime eesti keelde tõlkida, kas Tiputa sall või Mõttetu sall, sõnademäng, onju?
Sall kootakse ühes tükis, alates pitsilisest tipust, kuni mosaiik servani. Muster on antud skeemidena, selgitused inglise keeles.
Testkudumine toimub Ravelrys .