Saturday, July 5, 2014

Mill Ends Giveaway for July 2014


More bobbin ends !

We have been making lots more yarn lately & that means bobbin ends.....too good to throw away !

This lovely lot is 367 grams. Spun into 2ply lace, 3ply worsted & 4 ply sock weight

The blends are Qiviut-Cashmere-Silk-Angora rabbit-with one or 2 small skeins of 100% Magical qiviut all natural shades. 

Click on the picture to enlarge it !


Because there is so much yardage & weight i thought i would divide into 2 lots so there will be 2 winners.

To enter simply head over to Ravelry, join our ''cottage craft angora mill'' group & 2 winners from the group members will be drawn at random on the 1st of August to win a 183 gram lot.(If you are already a group member then no need to do anything...your already entered )

Rules:

Must be a member of our Ravelry group.

If you enter you declare that you are willing to share the project you knit or crochet with our ravelry group in the photo/projects section.

Open to knitters/crocheters world wide.

Runs from 5Th July TO 31st July 2014

Here is the link to our Ravelry group:www.ravelry.com/groups/cottage-craft-angora-mill

Best of Luck to you !


Please check back soon.....we have a Name that yarn event coming soon.
This is the yarn
A blend of 50% Baby Alpaca 50% Qiviut spun into a worsted weight, will be available in 3 Natural colours

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Winner of the magical qiviut yarn in Raven black

                  And the winner is... after much debate...

              Carlene & the 'bone yard Shawl' designed by Stephen West

Here is a link to the shawl pattern: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/boneyard-shawl

The yarn is perfect, the pattern will be stunning knit in this semi-worsted weight Luxurious qiviut yarn, perfect project in every way right down to the needle size & generous Yardage.

Carlene pls contact me via Ravelry with your details. I am 'The Qiviut Fairy'


Friday, March 21, 2014

Toronto Knitting Frolic & yarn giveaway for March/May 31st - 2014

TORONTO

Frolicing Sheep Poster Designed by Heather Brady 

Its Show Time

And this is the first show of the year for us !

What can i tell you about the 'Frolic'......

It could very well be the best show in Eastern Canada. The Venue hasn't changed locations in years & i think it is one of the most beautiful locations to have a fibre event from a building stand point.
 The Frolic came to its current location on Apirl 16Th 2005

I love how the Vendors are dotted about in different rooms. There is plenty to see & occupy the mind with everything you could ever want to supply your crochet/knitting Addiction.
             The first Frolic show was held in 1998 at the Bloor Street United Church about 150 people attended. The Organizing committee of 5 & the Current President Carole Adams work incredibly hard to bring this great show to life giving their time for free.

              Today's show see's over 2,000 people through the doors thanks to the Dedicated work of the Down Town Knit Collective whose Goal is to 'share the advancement of knitting through the sharing of idea's & techniques, education & Community involvement' their goal appears to be working not only in the number of people that attend but the fact that they have chosen such a beautiful place to host & will continue to do so for years to come.

                                               A quiet little spot to sit in the Japanese Garden


                                Natural Light Filled spaces can be found everywhere in this building !

This brings me onto what we will give as a 'Raffle Prize'....this year we decided to give a $100 Gift certificate spendable at our booth on Frolic day, so if you happen to be the Lucky winner just stop by the booth & present your gift card & you can carry off 100 bucks worth of products.... all our yarns, even the pure qiviut!

For those readers who can't attend i have this.....

This is 100% Magical Qiviut in 3ply a huge skein of  Raven Black 140 grams with 567 Yards

To win this you must tell us what you will knit with it, then if you are the winner you must list the project on your Ravelry projects page & share it with our group here: www.ravelry.com/groups/cottage-craft-angora-mill

This Give away Runs FROM: 21st March to May 31st 2014

Rules: if you take part you agree to knit what you said you would knit & that you agree to list the project on your Ravelry page & you agree to share your Ravelry project page with our group ! 

If you do not intend to do this then Do Not Enter !  

                           Open to knitters OR Crocheters world wide.

                                Hope to see you at the Frolic ♥

here is a link to the Down town knit collective to learn more about the guild & what they are currently upto.....website: www.downtownknitcollective.ca





Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Winners from January 2014 for the 100%qiviut texting mitts

                              The 4 Winners drawn at random are:

                                                       Linda, 

                                                North Caster, 

                                               Michele Brelia, 

                                                    Sadetha.

Please contact me so i can mail out the yarns & patterns !

Sunday, January 5, 2014

100% pure qiviut mill ends giveaway for January 2014



 2014-mill ends !

We made it through the Ice Storm but lost our connection due to the ice destroying the internet tower ! Without the internet connection I found I was less distracted. This gave me chance to catch up on more orders & get them mailed out ASAP.

                    Have not had time though to work on the special post I planned for January
The pillow knit from ''The Little Prince Batch of Yarn'' will have to wait until February after I finish all my qiviut sweater orders.

The yarns above are what I found laying around on bobbins. Skeined & washed. A gorgeous lot of 2ply & 3 ply magical qiviut shown here:www.cottagecraftangora.com/musk-ox-yarns/4521339631  These yarns will knit some lovely texting mitts.....more than 1 pair. Different shades from about 4 different batches of yarns but all PURE LUSH QIVIUT !

                   This month we will draw at random 4 winners, YES 4. This gives more people a chance to experience just how FANTASTIC Qiviut yarns & Knitwear are.

I will be updating this post & add my texting mitt pattern later in the week.

 To Enter: Simply tell us that you would love to knit the text mitts above & your entered !

Open to knitters world wide.
Only one entry per person.
Runs from: January 5th TO  31st January 2014

The Pattern:

you will need, a total of 40 grams of yarn for each pair.

1 set of 3.00mm D.P.N's

1 pair of straight needles 3.5mm

3 st marker (2 same colour) 

wool needle.

The leafy cuff is knit lengthways then the lace cuff is stitched to the cast on edge of the mitt. Mitts are circular knit with a Picot edge to finish.
Use a single strand of 3ply yarn for the leafy cuff & for the main part of mitt use 2 strands of lace qiviut held together.

Tension: 7sts = 1''inch X 9 Rows = 1''inch 

These mitts fit the average person. You will need to adjust your needle size to get the correct tension.


To Begin, with D.P.N's cast on 42 sts, divide sts thus 14-14-14, join to work in rnd, pm & knit every rnd until work measures 8 cm.

Begin Thumb Inc's:

Thumb shaping is knit on needle #2

1: k18 sts, pm, m1, k1, m1, k1, pm, k to end of rnd.

2: & all alt rnds, k without shaping.

3: k18, sm, m1, k3, m1, sm, k to end

5: k18, sm, m1, k5, m1, sm, k to end

7: k18, sm, m1, k7, m1, sm, k to end

9: k18, sm, m1, k9, m1, sm, k to end.

11: k18, sm, m1, k11, m1, sm, k to end.

Next rnd, k18, remove marker, put 12 sts onto a holder or waste yarn, remove other thumb marker. make/inc 2 sts & continue knitting across closing the gap.
Continue working in plain k rnds until work reaches just past your knuckles.

Picot Edge:

At beg of rnd, * k1, yo, k2tog, rep from * to marker.
Next, k 6 rnds then bind/cast off all 42 sts. Turn the edge to inside & sew inplace catching the purl side loops & using only light tension on the yarn so the sts are even & neat !

Make another cuff. 

Leafy cuff pattern- make 2

Cast on 8 sts on with 3.5mm straights 

1: (rs) k5, yf, k1, yf, k2.

2: p6, inc in next by knitting into front & back of it, k3.

3: k4, p1, k2, yf, k1, yf, k3.

4: p8, inc in next st, k4.

5: k4, p2, k3, yf, k1, yf, k4.

6: p10, inc in next st, k5.

7: k4, p3, k4, yf, k1, k5.

8: p12, inc in next st, k6.

9: k4, p4, yb, sl1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, k1.

10: p10, inc in next st, k7.

11: k4, p5, sl1, psso, k5, k2tog, k1.

12: p8, inc in next st, k2, p1, k5.

13: k4, p1, k1, p4, sl1, psso, k3, k2tog, k1.

14: p6, inc in next st, k3, p1, k5.

15: k4, p1, k1, p5, yb, sl1, psso, k1, k2tog, k1.

16: p4, inc in next st, k4, p1, k5.

17: k4, p1, k1, p6, yb, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1.

18: p2tog, cast off 5 sts using p2tog as first of these sts(1st is on right needle), k1, p1, k5.

Rep these 18 rows another 2 times then bind/cast off all 8 sts.

with 2 right sides facing sew lace cuff to edge of mitt cuff. 



Knit Thumb: Pick up the 12 sts from waste yarn, join to work in rnd & knit 8 rnds.

Cast/bind off the 12 sts. 


This is the 4 lots. I tried to match them up as best as i could with a shade difference between the cuff
& mitt part. To work with this odd yarn you will need to Divide all your 2ply lace weight yarn into 2 lots knitting in a sequence & repeat for the other text mitt......if i have time i will divide them for you & bag the yarns for left & right mitt in 2 small bags & most likely ball them for you too so you can start knitting the moment you open the little package !


This a pair I'm working on knit from Qiviut-Queen yarn in Raven Black. (70% Merino-10% qiviut-10%cashmere-10%silk) Even with only 10% qiviut in the yarn blend you can feel the difference in the warmth & softness, the blend has just the right amount of Elasticity too to make great socks that are quite Durable ! 

   

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Winner of the Raw musk ox fibre & Yarns from November 2013

The 1 st name drawn was Asteride, you wine the raw qiviut

Congatulations please contact me !


2nd winner drawn at random was Samsara, please contact me !



Check back later today for the next blog giveaway, its for a sweet little pillow knit from 100% qiviut, very special qiviut !

 

                                            Knit From This very Batch.

 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Raw Musk ox fibre & Mill ends- give away for November 2013

From this....

                                    60 grams of raw dawn

 To This........

200 grams of mill ends

This month's give away i thought i would include some raw musk ox down for the hand spinners out there !

                     Its quite easy to de-hair on a small scale. You simply break off a small piece, hold the down firmly & with the other hand try to remove as many dark black guard hairs as possible until your left with just soft fluffy down.
For best results you need plenty of light & work over a white surface such as a sheet of paper...the black hairs show up quite clearly !  

                      The yarns are a selection of 100% qiviut, qiviut & cashmere, qiviut & silk, qiviut-queen-yarn. The Inuit blue skein is qiviut & silk, a 60 odd gram skein i found in my stash.....will never get around to knitting with it so some other knitter may as well have the use of it to make something beautiful & spectacular! 


Runs from 12 th November TO 30 th November 2013
open to everyone world wide.
Two winners drawn at random, one winner will receive the yarn & the other will receive the raw musk ox fibre.

I'm getting in the mood for Christmas. I just finished my Christmas shopping on line-i never buy from physical stores anymore, its beautiful to avoid the crowds & shop while enjoying a Huge glass of Red wine !

snow has come to the Adstock Hills. This is what i woke upto this morning


Simply tell us what Crafty gifts you hope to receive this year from Santa ?

Best of Luck !

The Shetland wool blog monthly giveaway is posted, this month its for a fair isle Throw already knit & ready to gift.....here: www.shetlandwool.blogspot.ca

Monday, November 4, 2013

Winner of Mill ends-October 2013

And the winner is: Mel.

Just as a matter of interest to readers i use the free random number generator !

Next blog enrty will be posted in a couple of days......pls check back. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Mill end giveaway for October 2013

330 grams of Mill Ends

Not the post i intended to write for October but i am totally bogged down with mill work & knitwear orders so this will have to be short & sweet !

All natural bobbin ends in 100% qiviut(small amount) with some 2 - 3- 4 ply blends in there too for a total of 330 grams in scrumptious cashmere, qiviut, merino, silk.

Tell Us What would you knit ?


1 winner drawn at random.

Open to knitters world wide.

Please only 1 entry per person.

From: 12 th October to 31 st October 2013....best of Luck !

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

And the winner is.....

The super Duper shrug winner is ''Erin Dorn''

congratulations to you !

I will begin making your shrug on Friday the 4th October with the Tundra Gypsy colourway and some lovely natural qiviut yarn to trim ! Will post a photo for all to see on this blog page before the shrug mails !


This is the Tundra Gypsy knitted up.

I added a few rows of 100% qiviut to sleeve cuffs.

Check back for the October entry.......this month it will be for a Very special knitted item knit from 100% qiviut....you'll have to check back to see what it is !

Monday, September 2, 2013

Qiviut-Queen-Shrug giveaway September 2013

The-Qiviut-Queen-Shrug giveaway.

Its nearly fall, time to haul out the sweaters full of yarny soft goodness and because its that time of year i Love to have a Shrug handy just incase i'm feeling chilled !

What could be more simple. A Provisional cast on, knit a rectangle(side to side construction), make some increases for body, then some decreases, then pickup and knit all the inside edge rows to form a lovely soft rib, finish sleeve edges with a cute stitch design, sew up seam and your done

Have decided to add some 100% Magical qiviut in our Natural 3ply to the edge of sleeves just to make it a bit more special !

  As you can see this one is nearly finished. Just need to pick up inside sts for rib.

For mine i'm using 'Arctic Lights' colourway but you got options go here:www.cottagecraftangora.com/qiviut-queen-merino/4557554607
to see my updated page of qiviut-queen-colours and choose what colour you would like your shrug to be knit from. At the end of the month 1 winner will be drawn at random and i will send you a shrug in your colour choice and size.....ready to gift or keep for yourself !

 Sewing up seams,
 I used to work for a knitwear designer back in the 80's and my job was to sew up all the garment seams. I developed my own method that i follow so that every time i work by hand the seams are so perfect.
My Method:
*I always use a sharp wool needle so the stitch goes exactly where i want it to go.
*I always use the same tension throughout.
*I always place the both sides of knitted fabric between my thumb and index finger to make a straight line that has the edge protruding a 1/4'' inch.
*I work only 1'' inch at a time and Always put in the same equal amount of sts per inch.... Voila perfect seams !

RUNS FROM: 2nd September TO 30th September 2013
To Enter This months giveaway simply tell us in the comment section what your colour choice would be and what size you require. 1 winner will be drawn at random. Please only 1 entry per person. Open to everyone world wide.

SIZES:
S/M, L/XL. This is a close fitting garment.
17 colours to choose from.

Best of Luck♥


August winner

The mill ends winner is ''the yarn Addict'' congratulations, please contact via Ravelry so i can mail you your yarns The-Qiviut-Fairy on Ravelry.


Check back for the next blog entry to win a ready knit colourful shrug ! 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

August giveaway, more mill ends & another Smokering pattern

The Chevron Smokering

Last months post was about smokerings and again this month. The smokerings i knit last month are now in Germany....my daughter Kyanna went to visit friends for 2 weeks and needed a few gifts to take along....the friends father got qiviut socks, the mother received my best smokering and johanna a lovely Bordeaux lace smokering which is why i'm knitting more smokerings again this month. 
They are the perfect gift.
August is the month that i start my Christmas knitting.
When do you start ?

I love how the wavy edge looks in this Tundra Green I want to do this one a little different from the 2 smokerings i knit last month. As you can see its almost finished. Imagine the cast on edge(wavy end) as the part that frames your face and the end on the needles is going to have eyelets to thread an I-cord through and attached to the ends of the I-cord  lovely fuzzy Pom-pon's ....all from 1 skein of qiviut-queen-merino yarn
This pattern will look stunning knit from mill ends. Mill ends in similar natural shades.

Here is the little basket of mill ends for this month. 212 grams total.. I hope the Lucky winner will get 2 smokerings out of it, one for you and one for a friend.
The two lighter coloured yarns could go to make the pom-pons, the darker shade of pure qiviut could be the cast on edge(the edge that frames the face)-very soft against the skin, with the medium tones as the garter ridges.....or maybe you have other ideas !
 I will wash the yarns so they are all soft and relaxed and ready to knit when you take them out of the bag.

Pattern notes:

This stitch style pulls in the work and combined with my naturally loose knitting gauge you may need to knit with a larger size needle to get the drape required. I used a 5mm-US size 8, you may need a 6mm- Us size 9.

You will need:
5 or 6mm circular needle.
2 D.P.N's needles.
Wool needle
pompom maker.

Cast on 110 sts follow the directions below.
RNDS 1-3-5 purl.
RNDS 2-4 knit.
RND 6: *k2tog,  k2, kmit into front and back of each of next 2 sts, k3, sl1, k1, psso, rep from * to end.
RND 7: Purl.
Rep last 2 rnds twice more. Work 6th rnd again. Then begin at rnd 1 again, rep all until 9 full patterns are complete.
Next knit 2 rnds then make eyelets to thread I-cord through.
Eyelet rnd: *k5, yo, k2tog, rep from * to beg.
Knit another 2 rnds then cast off all sts.


I-Cord.  with 4mm-us size 6 DPN's, cast on 3sts leaving a 8'' inch tail.
 knit 3sts (do not turn work) simply slide the 3 sts to the opposite end of the needle bringing the yarn from behind, putting extra tension on the yarn and knitting the 3sts again. soon the cord will be 24'' inches long. Break yarn leaving a long enough tail to sew pompom to the end and gather up the 3 sts to finish I-cord.

Pompoms. I used a 2'' inch pompom maker and leftover sock yarn in natural color.
Thread the I-cord in-n-out the eyelets then attach pompoms and your done.
Gently wash and block.

To enter August Giveaway tell us in the comments section  

When do you start your Christmas knitting ?

Winner will be drawn at Random,

Open to knitters worldwide.....best of Luck !


From: August 4th To August 31st


Qiviut-Queen yarn contains- 10% qiviut-10%silk-10%cashmere-70% merino.

With only 10% qiviut in the yarn you can really feel the difference in softness. This is a lovely everyday yarn that makes wonderful socks, hats mittens, gloves, sweaters and shawls. 

Qiviut-Queen-yarn has a new price. NOW $26.00 PER SKEIN.

SOLD HERE:www.cottagecraftangora.com/qiviut-queen-merino/4557554607


Thursday, August 1, 2013

July Yarn winners

And the winners drawn at Random are:


Fleurje Eliza  - sky & Bijoux

and  Vanessa - Natural

please contact me so i can mail off your yarn.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Smoke rings July 2013 Giveaway

The Falling Leaves Smoke Ring

just now it does not look much like leaves, after blocking it will magically transform.

The smoke ring is a wonderful versatile garment. Not only does it keep your head warm but also your neck too and if you make it large enough can provide
 soothing warmth to shoulders. It is one of my favourite fall and winter garments that i keep close at hand.

The Smoke ring originated in Europe during the Medieval times. They were known as a Wimple and most were made from heavy quality cloth fabric. 

I do not know when people started to make them from yarn.
Do you know ?
Smoke rings are just so stylish and look equally lovely draped around the neck.
They can be knit in a variety of yarns depending on the warmth and softness required.
Me, i prefer anything with qiviut. The softness and warmth is unsurpassed. Even yarn blends with only 10% qiviut provide a softness that you will not find in any other fibre or yarn so much so that the garment can be worn next to skin without irritation.
The yarn blend above is our qiviut-queen. 10% qiviut-10% cashmere-10% silk and 70% merino.

This months give away 2 winners drawn at random to win the yarn to knit the falling leaves smoke ring. Colour shown above is natural, all you have to do is tell us what colour you would choose from these colours here: www.cottagecraftangora.com/qiviut-queen-merino/4557554607
Open to knitters world wide, 
please only 1 entry per person,
RUNS FROM: 3rd July 2013 TO 31st July 2013.

TENSION: After blocking test piece Shown below 6'' wide X 3'' inches long.
I consider my self quite a loose knitter so you may need to test knit on a larger needle. 
To test your tension cast on 23 sts on 5 mm-US #8 and work 1 full pattern repeat then wash gently, block, dry,  measure and adjust needle size if required.  The smoke ring should have drape and be of a loose comfortable fit.

THE PATTERN- Falling Leaves:
*** at this stage i'm not sure how many yards are required probably 3 to 400yds***
with the correct size circular needle cast on 93 sts.
Join to work in the rnd, place st marker amd knit 1 rnd then begin pattern below.
1: (RS) k1, k2tog, k3, * yf, k1, yf, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3; rep from * to last 7 sts, yf, k1, yf, k3, sl 1, psso, k1.
2: and all alternate rnds knit all sts.
3: k1, k2tog, k2, * yf, k3, yf, k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2; rep from * to last 8 sts, yf, k3, yf, k2, sl 1, psso, k1.
5: k1, k2tog, k1, * yf, k5, yf, k1, sl 1 k2tog, psso, k1; rep from * to last 9sts, yf, k5, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k1.
7: k1, k2tog, yf, k7, * yf, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yf, k7; rep from * to last 3sts, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k1.
9: k2, yf, k3, * sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yf, k1, yf, k3; rep from * to last 8 sts, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yf, k2.
11: k3, yf, k2, * sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yf, k3, yf, k2; rep from * to last 8sts, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yf, k3.
13: k4, yf, k1, * sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yf, k5, yf, k1; rep from * to last 8sts, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yf, k4.
15: k5, * yf, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yf, k7; rep from * to last 8sts, yf, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yf, k5.
16: knit.
rep these 16 rnds until work measures 20'' inches long.





My daughter Kyanna


''Flower Bud Smoke ring''


This is the flower bud smoke ring...folded in half and to the left you can see the cable.

Here's the Flower bud pattern:

With 5mm - US Size 8 Circular needles cast on 109 sts, join to work in the rnd, place marker.
(Note on rnd 11 of every pattern row the last 2 sts and first 2 sts make a cable) To do this, k to last 2 sts, slip these 2 sts onto a cable needle, hold at back of work, remove st marker, knit next 2 sts, replace marker then knit the 2 sts from cable needle, continue the rnd incorporating the 2 sts just worked.

Rnd 1: k3, * yf, k2, p3tog, k2, yf, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts,k2.
Rnd 2: knit.
Rnds 3-6: rep 2 rnds above.
Rnd 7: k2, p2tog, * k2, yf, k1, yf, k2, p3tog, rep from * to last 9 sts; k2, yf, k1, yf, k2, p2tog, k2.
Rnd 8: knit.
Rnds 9-12 rep rends 7 and 8.....on rnd 11 insert cable as outlined above.
Rep the rnds above until work measures 20'' inches long.
Next, knit 2 rnds and then cast off all sts sewing in any loose ends.

I'm thinking of knitting another smoke ring pattern using the same yarn but i have this lovely Tundra green that i would like to try !


Best of Luck with your entry !








Winner from June 2013

The winner is Jody......please contact me so i can mail out your yarns !


Next blog entry will be posted soon all about yummie smoke rings and the new Falling leaves smoke ring pattern

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Texting mitts and Qiviut Yarn Giveaway for June 2013


This Months gorgeous little selection 226 grams of yarns spun into 2, 3, 4 ply some pure qiviut, some blended and some white pure cashmere.


We have been very busy lately working on qiviut knitwear building stock for the coming Fall season and with lots of my own projects too...... there's just not enough hours in the day !

When out and about on my travels quite a few customers have asked for the Texting mitt pattern with the picot edge and leafy cuff. The mitts take about 45 grams of yarn so this little lot above could make 5 pairs.

Who would you knit them for ?

Leave your entry in the comments section, 1 winner drawn at random.
RUNS FROM 18- JUNE 2013 TO 30 th JUNE 2013.
open to knitters world wide.

The pair shown above is knit from 100% magical qiviut in Raspberry and natural.
I used 2 strands of 2ply held together and our 3ply for the natural leafy border cuff.
Total 44 grams- 260 yards.

To Knit The Texting Mitts You will need:

 any of the 2ply lace yarns shown above,(knit 2 strands tog)
1pair of 3.5mm-US SIZE 4 straight needles,
1 set of 3.5mm- US SIZE 4 D.P.N's
3 st markers.
Wool needle.

TENSION: 7sts = 1'' inch
X
8 rows = 1'' inch
I knit very loose so you may have to go to a 4mm if you consider yourself a tight/firm knitter !

With 3.5mm begin to knit the mitt. 
Cast on 44 sts, join to work in the rnd, pm, and knit 24 rnds.

NEXT MAKE THUMB GUSSET:

1: k19, pm, m1, k1, m1, k1, pm, k to end.
2: and every alt rnds knit without inc. 
3: k19, sm, m1, k3, sm, k to end.
5: k19, sm, m1, k5, m1, sm, k to end.
7: k19, sm, m1, k7, m1, sm, k to end.
cont inc every 2nd rnd until you have 12 st bet markers.
On next rnd, k19, remove marker, slip 12 sts onto waste yarn or st holder, remove 2nd marker, turn work INC 2 sts, turn work back to (RS) and continue to knit around back to 1st marker.
continue knitting in rnds until work measures 6'' inches long from cast on edge.

PICOT EGDE:

k1, *k2tog, yo, k1; rep from *back to beg.
Next rnd knit all sts including yo's and work a further 8 rnds for the turn back of the Picot.
sew picot edge down inside of mitt.

Thumb: with D.P.N's pick up the 12 sts from the waste yarn and 2 edge sts, so you have 14 sts for the thumb. join to work in the rnd and k 12 rnds, bind/cast off all 14sts.
Sew in any loose ends, make a 2nd mitt.

The Leafy Cuff:

 with 3.5mm needles and a 3ply yarn or 2 strands of 4ply held tog k3 pattern repeats as shown below then sew onto the cast on edge of mitt. 
CAST ON 8 STS.
1:(RS) k5, yf, k1, yf, k2.
2: p6, inc in next st, k3.
3: k4, p1, k2, yf, k1, yf, k3.
4: p8, inc in next st, k4.
5: k4, p2, k3, yf, k1, yf, k4.
6: p10, inc in next st, k5.
7: k4, p3, k4, yf, k1, yf, k5.
8: p12, inc in next st, k6.
9: k4, p4, yb, sl1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, k1.
10: p10, inc in next st, k7.
11: k4, p5, yb, sl1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, k1.
12: p8, inc in next st, k2, p1, k5.
13: k4, p1, k1, p4, yb, sl1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, k1.
14: p6, inc in next st, k3, p1, k5.
15: k4, p1, k1, p5, yb, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, k1.
16: p4, inc in next st, k4, p1, k5.
17: k4, p1, k1, p6, yb, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1.
18: p2tog, cast of next 5sts using the p2tog as 1st stitch, k1, p1, k5.
rep these 18 rows another 2 times, then cast off the 8 sts, sew onto cuff with right sides facing together, then make another leafy cuff and you got a pair of lovely open style mitts perfect to gift.....who would you make them for ?



ABBREVIATIONS:

k=knit, sm= slip marker, pm= place marker,
yo= lay yarn over working needle to make a loop st.
 inc= increase by making a stitch, knit into the front and back of the next st to make a new st.
alt= alternate rnds.
(RS) = right side.
k2tog= knit next 2 sts together to form a single st dec.
dec= decrease.
 psso= slip next st from left needle to right needle without working it, then knit next st on left needle, then slip the slipped st over st jus worked.
yb= yarn back to knitting position. 

please let me know of any typo's......Thank you !


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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Mille ends winner for May 2013

And The winner of the qiviut-queen sock yarn and mill ends is Dragonxser

Please contact me so i can mail out your yarns.......Have fun !
 
Check back for the June giveaway.

100% qiviut socks with Heel and Toe knit with angora/qiviut blend yarn !

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Qiviut-Queen yarn & Mill ends Giveaway for May 2013

All Natural Qiviut-Queen Yarn & mill ends lot

This months giveaway is for the lot above 275 grams in 2 & 4 ply's sweetly soft. The mill ends are blends of qiviut/merino and qiviut/angora rabbit, some little skeins of pure qiviut all from the bobbin ends that we spin almost daily. Been knitting a lot lately with the qiviut-queen. It has a delicate soft handle and makes for wonderful socks, mitts, scarves, hats, shawls and even sweaters. The yarn has plenty of twist so the socks stay perfect and intact !
Here's a Tundra Fern scarf i knit from the qiviut-queen in Raspberry colorway. To buy the Tundra fern knitting pattern go here:
www.cottagecraftangora.com/knitting-patterns/4557008232
And more socks....
To see more of the qiviut-queen colors here:www.cottagecraftangora.com/qiviut-queen-merino/4557554607
Been working on a new Top down sweater too from the qiviut-queen but its not ready to show yet because i'm busy test knitting my Brae shawl design....knit from shetland and qiviut yarn. Got to make sure my pattern is perfect ! Sold out of the pattern and all our 100% qiviut at the Toronto knitters Frolic....was a fun day....but an exhausting day met some wonderful fibre-holic-friends !  

The next show for us is Twist....right here in quebec ! a wonderful weekend at a lovely hotel with great food, great wine and great company !
To visit their site go here: www.festivaltwist.org

What would you knit or crochet with the 275 grams of yarn ?

Open to everyone world wide.
Runs from : 04- May 2013 TO 31st May 2013