champagne & summertime knitting

5 by --erin kate
5, a photo by –erin kate on Flickr.

I recently finished (sort of – I’m still considering backgrounds & frames) this watercolor of a champagne bottle. The foil bits are real (!) gold leaf! It doesn’t show up well on camera but in real life it shines.

& on the needles I have this super-lightweight top-down sweater. It’s slow going in the summer weather, though.

p.s. I’m currently interning at an amazing organization : Women4Women Knitting4Peace ! I’m teaching knitting lessons and attending knitting groups, trouble shooting patterns, & a ton more.
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pattern : polished pullover

IMG_1535 by --erin kate
IMG_1535, a photo by –erin kate on Flickr.

After a very long break, this pattern is finally ready to release !

Supplies:
~1200(1400,1500,1600) yards dk weight yarn
~ size 3 & 5 U.S. 29” circular needles and dpns (or size to get gauge)
~Stitch markers

Sizing:
Xs(s,m,l,xl)
To fit a size 32(36, 40, 44, 48)” bust
With 2” negative ease.
(If you wear your sweaters a little looser, go one size up.)

Polished is worked from the bottom up in the round until the armholes. The lace & cable pattern is charted & written out.

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Feel free to comment below or message me on ravelry if you have any questions !

how to: simple infinity scarf

577 by --erin kate
577, a photo by –erin kate on Flickr.

i’ve been making different versions of this super-simple infinity scarf knit in worsted weight yarn held double, great for holiday gifts. below is the pattern if you’re interested !

what you need
– two skeins of worsted weight yarn held together or a bulky yarn (I used caron simply soft here)
– size 13 24″ circular needles
– stitch marker.

– co 120 stitches, join in round being careful not to twist. place stitch marker at beginning of round.

1. * k1, p2 repeat from * to end of round
2. knit to end of round.

Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until piece measures 8″ from the beginning. Bind off using the k2tog bind off or loosely using a needle a size or two larger.

That’s it !

halloween edition !

546 by --erin kate
546, a photo by –erin kate on Flickr.

Every year I think extensively about the halloween costume I want to make. This year I was an angel & I made the wings from scratch. I’m pretty happy with how they turned out!

I started out with some thrift store knitting needles that I covered in wire & hot glue for the “frame”.

Then I cut pieces of cardboard and used pieces of wire like twist-ties to kind of sew them together. After that, I took a long sleeved tshirt & cut off the sleeves & eased them over the frames. Then I glued on feathers like crazy. . .

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To make them wearable, I sewed elastic sort of like backpack straps & added ribbon tabs to the bottom. . .

That’s all!


Happy halloween !