December 07 2012 – thisisknit
Last week we promised you a look at some lovely accessories designed by Carol Feller that are currently on display in the shop. Well, it turned a bit colder in the meantime, so what could be better for keeping warm than two of her beautiful designs? So it came about that in the picture above Jacqui's wearing both the Mayu hat and the Maenad shawl. Although they weren't designed to be worn together, they suit each other very well. The hat is a beautiful piece of colourwork, which works up fast in DK weight yarn. If you've been waiting for a first colourwork project, then this would make an excellent one. Maenad is an elegant and cosy crescent-shaped shawl, made in sock-weight yarn on satisfyingly large 4.00 and 4.5mm needles. You knit the central panel in garter stitch, and then the lovely lacy border is knitted on parpendicularly. It's just enough lace to be special and just enough garter to be TV knitting - the perfect combination for this time of year. And if you're in the mood for a touch of easy lace, then may we recommend Carol's Centrique? This beautiful example is made from a single skein of Malabrigo Sock (this is the Persia colourway). It starts with a very easy stocking stitch panel before easing you into those lovely lace leaves, and the instructions are both charted and written. All of these lovely things are in the shop right now, so if you're passing, drop in and have a closer look. We're very proud to be able to showcase the work of such a very talented Irish designer.