Fashionknitsta Thursday: 7/1/10

Hello and happy Thursday, everyone! It’s finally summer and gorgeous here in Portland, I hope it is wherever you are as well! Sorry for my absence last week, I forgot that I would be in California celebrating my brother’s graduation. I’m very excited to share the final photos of my sev[en] circle with you and to kick off our Month of Lace Ishbel Knit-a-long!

Before we get into all of that I do have a few patterns to share today. Starting with a gorgeous project Eva found and shared with me, the Lace and Pearls Necklace (pattern by Marta Costa) made by Dogged on Ravelry. The pattern was originally published in the May/June 2010 issue of Crochet Today:

I’ve posted a few patterns like this one before, and I still love this look. This one especially reminds me of a piece out of the Japanese book Knot. Most people used cotton crochet thread to make them, I would also do a cotton as it would hold shape better.

The next pattern I have to share you may have already seen, its made the rounds a bit on Ravelry, but I’m a big fan and I can’t help myself! Manu by Kate Davies:

This beautiful sweater is knit with a Sport or DK weight yarn, I’d really love to see it in Road to China Light or Mirasol Nuna. There is a gorgeous version done in the Joseph Galler Alpaca (colorway Silver Grey) on Ravelry by Knittimo:

Absolutely lovely. According to the project details it took 1.5 skeins of the Galler Alpaca, she went without the buttons and shortened it a little bit.  I think it turned out fabulous. I would want to wear this gorgeous, feminine cardigan all the time. The rest of her projects are equally as beautiful, if you get a chance I would recommend checking them out here.

The last thing I have to share today is unfortunately not a pattern, but a great inspiration piece. The White and Lacey Lampshade by Vilma:


She was inspired by some lace art she saw online and created this beautiful light fixture out of crocheted and starched doilies. This would be a great project and after some hunting I discovered there are a TON of free doily patterns on Ravelry. A couple I thought would be especially great in this pattern are:

The Starry Night Doily

The Mother & Daughter Doilies

and the Eight Point Star Doily

I would definitely attempt this in a cotton yarn to keep the crisp look, probably the Rowan Handknit Cotton, Cotton Glace, or the Purelife Organic Cotton 4 Ply.

Switching subjects a bit, here is the photo of my finished sev[en] circle:

and a detail shot:
Seven Circle Close up

I’m super excited to wear this and really happy with my yarn choice, the Mirasol Nuna, it looks so rich knit up!

Finally, the moment I know I’ve been waiting for, today officially marks the kick-off of our Month of Lace Fashionknitsta Ishbel Knit-a-long! I’ve started a Ravelry thread so we can discuss and follow along, and I’ll be posting updates weekly on this blog with our progress in store. Here is a photo of mine (I just cast on this morning!) and my fellow blogger Sara M.’s (she just couldn’t wait!):


Originally I was going to use Madelinetosh Pashmina, but after re-organizing and evaluating my stash I decided I would really like to use Malabrigo Sock in the colorway Turner. I’m so excited to knit with both this yarn, and colorway. Eva is still using the Madelinetosh Pashmina in colorway Terrarium and Sara is using Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the limited edition colorway Skinnamarink, from last year’s Sock Summit. I hope you’ll join us!

And so, shipping calls and I’ll have to leave you for today. I hope everyone has a great 4th of July holiday and will check back next week for another edition of Fashionknitsta. Until then, stay chic blogfans!


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July 01, 2010 by Lindsay
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