• Beatriz

Hello!

Today, just like the last post, I also bring you a new pattern: the Miel Sweater, my first colorwork sweater pattern, and I have to say I had lots of fun designing it! It is worked in the round from the top down and the slightly loose fit makes it a super comfortable piece to go with any outfit.

FINISHED SIZES 1 (2, 3) [4, 5, 6] {7, 8, 9} with a finished circumference of: 85.5 (93.5, 98.5) [113.5, 120.5, 128.5] {141.5, 152, 162} cm 34 (37.5, 39.25) [45.5, 48.25, 51.25] {56.75, 60.75, 64.75} in around the chest.

The pattern was designed and developed to be worn with 5 to 10 cm/2 to 4 in of positive ease.


YARDAGE Approx. 840 (960, 1080) [1180, 1300, 1420] {1520, 1640, 1760} m 920 (1050, 1180) [1300, 1420, 1540] {1670, 1800, 1910} yd of DK weight yarn

MC: 720 (820, 920) [1010, 1110, 1210] {1300, 1400,1500} m 790 (900, 1010) [1110, 1220, 1320] {1430, 1540, 1640} yd

CC: 120 (140, 160) [170, 190, 210] {220, 240, 260} m 130 (150, 170) [190, 200, 220] {240, 260, 270} yd

Sample features MC Hillar Baby Alpaca 100% alpaca 300 m/100 g (328 yd/3.5 oz) in colorway Naranja and CC Lanabel Lana Pura 100% wool 300 m/100 g (328 yd/3.5 oz) in colorway Azul 62.

Shown in size 2 with 7.5 cm/3 in of positive ease.


NEEDLES 3.75 mm/US 5 circular needles with 80 cm/32 in cable length, or size needed to obtain gauge;

3.75 mm/US 5 circular needles, double pointed needles, or preferred method for knitting small circumferences in the round, or size needed to obtain gauge.


NOTIONS & TOOLS blocking tools of your preference, crochet hook (optional),scissors, stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn or stitch holder


GAUGE 19 stitches x 27 rows in 10 cm/4 in after blocking in stockinette stitch in the round.

Changes in gauge will affect your yardage requirements and your final measurements.


This pattern has been tech-edited and test-knitted.


I hope you like it!

  • Beatriz

Hello!

Today I am going to show you, not an oldie, but my newest pattern: the Jupiter Shawl.

I know we are not supposed to have favourites, but sometimes we do! And this is one of them. I started designing this shawl when I was feeling a bit overhelmed and just wanted something fast and easy to keep me company while binge watching Netflix.


So I casted this on and started knitting away... a few stops for some knit-math were required, but from the start to finish, everything went smoothly. And wow! After blocking the lace it came to life beautifully IMO.


It is a relaxing asymmetric shawl pattern, in a combination of stripes in garter stitch and lace, starting from your upper right tip and worked sideways towards the left edge.


FINISHED SIZES

~190 x 45 cm/76 x 18 in (wingspan x depth)


YARDAGE

Approximately. a total of 530 m/580 yd of fingering weight yarn.


COLOR A: 200 m/220 yd

Sample shows Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle Hand Paint 80% wool 20% nylon 326m/100g (357 yd/3.5 oz) in colorway Jupiter 27216.

COLOR B: 330 m/360 yd

Sample shows Michell & Cia Indiecita Natural Colours 100% alpaca 167 m/50 g (183 yd/1.75 oz) skein in colorway Blanco Invierno 100.


If you want to substitute your yarn, I recommend working with different fibers, maybe one with more halo than the other, or playing with different yarn weights, i.e. fingering for yarn A and lace for B.


NEEDLES

3.75 mm/US 5 or size needed to obtain gauge

Circular needles with 80 cm/32 in cable length are recommended to accommodate all stitches comfortably.


NOTIONS & TOOLS

blocking tools of your preference, scissors, tapestry needle


GAUGE

18 stitches x 32 rows in 10 x 10 cm/4 x 4 in after blocking in garter stitch.


Even though gauge is not crucial to this project, changes in it will affect your yardage requirements and your final dimensions.


This pattern has been tech-edited and test-knitted.


If you want to see more projects, check out the Jupiter Shawl on Ravelry.


I hope you like it!

  • Beatriz

Hi! Today I am going to talk about a design that was released this last April, in the beginning of the lockdown here in Santiago. It's a half-pi fingering weight shawl, called Parral. I love knitting shawls, and even thought I don't get the chance to wear them as much as I would love to, they are one of my favourite pieces to knit and design - you have so many shapes, constructions and freedom with stitch patterns that I almost always have one on the needles.

But back to this one, Parral is a spanish word for sort of like a wild vineyard that has not been pruned. It is a squishy garter stitch, with bobbles, lace and twisted rib, worked from the top-down with an i-cord tab cast-on and edges, this pattern will fly off of your needles in no time. This project is also great stash buster as you can use different colors for each section, minis, etc.


YARN

Total of 900 yds (823m) in two colors. Sample shows Color A. One skein of ChileKnitz Nube Fingering 100% Extrafine Superwash Merino Wool in colorway Purl 400m/100g (437yds/100g) Color B. One skein of Knit Picks Stroll Tonal 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, in colorway Pansy 423m/100g (462yds/100g)


NEEDLES 3.75mm (US 5) circular needle with cable long enough to accomodate all stitches comfortably, or size needed to obtain gauge.


NOTIONS & TOOLS blocking tools, scissors, stitch markers (optional), tapestry needle


GAUGE 19 sts x 34 rows in 10 cm (4”) in garter stitch after blocking


SIZE 160 cm (63 in) wingspan x 65 cm (26 in) depth


I hope you like it!

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