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Unnur by Edda Lilja

Edda has recently released this lovely pattern, which I tech edited for her. Unnur uses 3 different yarns in different weights and combines knitting and crochet. The finished cardigan is really pretty! This is the second pattern released as part of ‘The Harbour Project’ – you can read more about Edda and Arndis’ project on their website

I think I’m going to have to make one – I don’t have any suitable yarn in my stash at the moment but I’m thinking about dyeing something or maybe even spinning the yarn for it.

The pattern is available to purchase on Ravelry, here.

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Lazy Stripes Shawl by Edda lilja

Edda and her friend Arndis are working together on a really interesting (and I think quite challenging!) project this year. Every month a picture will be posted to their website and they will both use this as inspiration to design something (for knitting, crochet or even a combination of both). They will work on their designs throughout the month, posting updates on their progress. At the end of the month they will share their finished designs and the patterns will be available on Ravelry.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Edda on her first pattern for this project, the Lazy Stripes Shawl. Designed for fingering weight yarn, the shawl is worked end to end and the pretty lace border is added afterwards.

I’m looking forward to seeing what they come up with this month!

You can find Edda’s pattern on Ravelry.

For more information about Edda and Arndis’s project, visit their website

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Wimbledon Top by Sarah McFall

Sarah has just released her Wimbledon Top pattern. With minimal shaping and a simple stitch pattern, as long as you have some basic crochet skills, you should have no problems making this cute, t-shirt style top! Made using DK weight yarn, it should work up nice and quickly 🙂

The pattern has been tech edited (by me!) and Sarah has also had it test crocheted. You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry, Love Crochet or Etsy.

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Quintessential: Farmers’ Market by Jen Day

I seem to mostly be tech editing shawls! This is another recent one I have worked on, designed by Jen of Pharmhouse Wool Preserves.

Jen designed this shawl to make use of The Plucky Knitter’s “Fall Quintessential Plucky Palette“.  A straightforward knit with interest coming from the use of the beautiful colours (there are 12 colours in the Fall kit!). It’s a really nice size (approx. wingspan 95.5 inches / 243 cm; depth 59 inches / 150 cm) but should be a fairly quick knit as the yarn is a DK weight so you will soon have a beautifully warm shawl to keep you cozy!

You can find Jen’s pattern for sale on Ravelry here.

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Raspberry Cheesecake shawl by Jess LaBlache

Jess has recently released her ‘Raspberry Cheesecake Shawl’ which I tech edited for her. This triangular top-down shawl can be knit in any weight of yarn you like! The sample shown here was knit in a fingering weight yarn and used a little under 400m.

The shawl is made up of 5 different sections with some nice textured patterning. You can buy Jess’s pattern on Ravelry here.

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Sisterlove Shawl by Avril Liljekvist

Avril has recently released this lovely shawl pattern which I had the pleasure of tech editing for her.  This half-circular shawl is designed to be knit using a lace weight yarn (it uses between 600 – 800 metres). Instructions for the lace section are provided in both written and charted format. You can also add beads if desired.

You can purchase Avril’s pattern here.

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Eureka Shawl by Katalin Beth…

I recently tech edited Katalin’s ‘Eureka Shawl’ pattern. Knitted top-down and almost entirely in garter stitch, the lovely shale border worked in different colours adds interest and texture. The shawl is finished with a knitted-on edge – I love this technique – don’t be afraid to try it if you haven’t come across it before! It’s so much more fun than simply casting off lots of stitches 😉

The shawl can be knit in DK or fingering weight yarn. You can purchase Katalin’s pattern here.