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19 May '15

Gallery of Shawls

Precipice Shawl by Marnie MacLean

Sample crocheted by the awesome Jeanette.  She used two Plum Lilt Gradients, if you'd like to read her notes here.

Tanglement by Karen Whooley

Again, crafted by Jeanette, who keeps excellent notes.  Using one Pebble Sock Gradient yarn kit in Spice.

Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief, a free pattern on Ravelry, which I knit for myself for fun because I wanted a quick and satisfying knit.  It took me four days, even though I added an additional repeat to make it more of a shawl than a kerchief, and I bound off with a cast on 2/bind off 4 picot edging.  I used some of my Wollmeise stash so I can feel less like a hoarder.

Delft Cladonia, which I'm gifting to my elder son's teacher, also only took me four days to knit.  It required one skein of Luminence, and 1 and a 1/4 skeins of Natural in my own Sublime DK.  I get frequent requests for this yarn to be put up on blacktrilliumfibres.com, but we're so limited by time right now that I haven't gotten it wedged into the dyeing queue yet.  There is an upcoming pattern this fall that I'm very excited about, so I'll have to get some good colors sorted before then.

DK weight shawls are making me pretty happy at the moment, because they're so fast.  I suppose now I better get back to real work, like dyeing or something. Ta!

08 Jan '15

New Gradient Colors!

Much testing of new colors was done right before the end of 2014, and four new gradients are here to stay.  Introducing:





They're all currently available in Pebble Sock Gradients, and hopefully with the next batch of Lilt Sock that is coming from the mill we can make some inroads to expanding the Lilt Gradient selection with the inclusion of the newer colors.


04 Dec '14

Gularis Cowl

Gularis is one of those fantastically quick knits that has all the best kind of satisfaction.  You get to use pretty colors, the lace pattern looks complex but turns out to be easily memorized, and the finished knit is fun and versatile to wear.  Lynn does a great job with pattern writing, IMHO, taking great pains to make sure things are as clear as possible without overburdening the knitter with a huge number of pages to print or scroll through.

For this cowl, you'll need 1 - 165 gradient kit.  Either the Lilt or Pebble Sock Gradients will work, and the pattern calls for Pebble Sock.  (psst, I used Lilt because I like the way it feels next to the skin and the way it blocks)  I chose Terra Cotta because I haven't used it yet for another sample.  I wore the finished cowl against a black shirt and a gray sweater with my cute little Koi pendant necklace and the color really pops.

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