Triangle Crescent shaped Shawl

How to create 3 different Shawls from one Triangle Crescent Shawl Pattern

I love triangle crescents, but not everyone does. Therefore I will show you today how you can use this triangle crescent pattern with charts and make it into a triangle shawl or crescent shawl, whichever you prefer, at no extra pattern costs. Interested? Let’s dig into the details. Continue reading How to create 3 different Shawls from one Triangle Crescent Shawl Pattern

7 Tools, 9 Techniques, Fun with Lace

7 Tools and 9 Techniques for Success and Fun in Lace Knitting 2017

UseOver the years I have used different techniques while knitting lace. Recently I had a discussion about useful tools and techniques and useless. During the discussion I found out, that some of my techniques were  unknown to others and vice versa. Always trying to make lace knitting more fun to you I searched around for more tips, listed below what I used and what others found helpful. Enjoy.

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Garter Tab Cast On

Tutorial: Garter Tab Cast On

Garter Tab Cast On - Pick UpI love to use the garter tab cast on in my shawls. This cast on leads to a lovely and even border at the cast on edge for a triangular top-down shawl if the border is worked as a two-stitch-garter throughout the pattern.

This article will show you two options to do the garter tab cast on and explains when and where to use it.

Additionally at the end of the post: How to modify the border tab cast on to use it for a top-down crescent shaped shawl too.

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List with all 83 Interviews held during the GAL 2016

During the GAL I asked fellow designers about their designing life, their ideas and their GAL 2016 plans.  Now the GAL is almost over and I’ve enjoyed those interviews a lot. Moreover, I’ve enjoyed the interviews made by fellow designers too. I am sure you would love them, too.

Here we go. Below is a list of all interviews published during the last six weeks,  including some statistics. Enjoy.

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GAL 2016 – Pattern Review – Ascending Leaves Pullover by Ashwini Jambhekar

Today’s post reviews the Ascending Leaves Pullover by Ashwini Jambhekar interviewed a few days ago. You can find links to all interviews and reviews in my announcement post.

First I will talk about my subjective opinion looking at the pattern. Then I quote the facts and figures from the pattern page. Those are followed by my opinions on how the pattern is layed out. The review is closed by some facts about where you can buy the pattern and where you can find the designer.

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GAL 2016 – Pattern Review – Makalio by Talitha Kuomi

Today’s post reviews the versatile Makalio pattern by Talitha Kuomi interviewed a few days ago. You can find links to all interviews and reviews in my announcement post.

First I will talk about my subjective opinion looking at the pattern. Then I quote the facts and figures from the pattern page. Those are followed by my opinions on how the pattern is layed out. The review is closed by some facts about where you can buy the pattern and where you can find the designer.

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