Bevy // My last Stitches release is my first ever Shawl design and it’s knit up with @thefarmersdaughterfibers yarn. I worked up two samples featuring different yarns to show two totally different looks, a solid in Soka'pii & a speckled version in Foxy Lady. This unconventionally shaped shawl is open at the center front for breathability and less bulk for milder weather. The triangular outline is created from the bottom up with decreases along a center spine and at each edge with no stitches to pick up. Each row gets shorter and simpler as you go along, which is exactly the way I prefer to work... link ☝🏼
I decided to do something a little different with this pattern release. I was inspired by Candice's yarn for this design but also personally by how she gives back to her community and I really wanted to honor that in some tangible way. So, this weekend I will be donating 50% of all pattern sales to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, which is one of the organizations that I've heard Candice talk about supporting in the past. Be sure to purchase your pattern by the end of the day this Sunday, 2.24, to contribute to this donation! ⠀ 📷 @ericab.studiodesign Models: @isthatsonya & @naia_tappa •
We joined @digernes on a hike in Norway! 🇳🇴 Eskil started sharing his talent of capturing the beautiful and dramatic Norwegian nature back in 2012. Today he’s travelling all over the world and hiking incredible mountains with Dale of Norway on his back. Eskil wears Setesdal sweater 🇳🇴
#yarnlovechallenge Day 21: Earliest Yarn Memory
As a kid, my mom would begrudgingly take me to the local big box craft store for me to pick out (in hindsight) terribly overpriced, acrylic eyelash yarns for me to clumsily crochet clothes for my handsewn monster bears. Knitting and crochet weren't really big in Malaysia growing up, and it was only in the last handful of years that I was introduced to the yarn community.
Four years ago, I was dealing with a lot of issues with depression and a chronic health condition. My now-husband, then-boyfriend thought it might be a great idea to bundle me off with some of his work friends who were going on a "yarn trip". Now, bear in mind, I've never knitted as an adult, I've never even met these friends, and social interactions were really hard for me at that point. 😬
But it turned out to be an amazing trip! I later found out that it was an annual thing called Roving Indiana, and that there was more to yarn than eyelash yarn in Barbie pink. I learned how to knit a hat in the round in the backseat of a crowded little hatchback using some new all-wool yarn that I had purchased. The hat ended up being too small to wear and had too many holes to be warm, but this trip is definitely one of my favorite yarn memories. We'll be going on another Roving Indiana trip next weekend, which will then mark my 4-year knitting anniversary!
Photo is from my first trip, which was before I learned how to take proper photos. 🤷🏻♀️