Tag Archives: garter stitch

Cretaceous Shawl

25 Apr

Cretaceous is a rather simple shawl, made interesting by an unusual construction. The different knitting directions are perfect to showcase interesting yarns. You can also knit it in one colour with great results.
It is a small shawl that feels like a nice hug due to its elasticity – obtained from the garter stitch and the knitting direction of the body.



Your choice of sock or fingering yarn
350 m / 383 yards of colour A
243 m / 266 yards of colour B
or 593 m / 649 yards of 1 colour
Shown in Regia Best of Effects, Color Effekt in colour 06807 (colour A) and Tyrannosaurus Knits, Velociraptor Socks in Autumn Ale (colour B)


Needles: 3.5mm/US4 circular needle or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: Darning needle, 1 stitch marker

Necessary Skills

Picking up sts, Ktbl, Ptbl, K2/3tog, SSK, P2/3tog, SSP, Kfbf

20 sts x 46 rows / 10 cm – 4” in garter stitch
(before blocking)

One size
about 170 cm / 67” wide x 60 cm / 24” tall

Pattern costs: $5.00

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Bright, Did You Say Bright?!

28 Mar

I am finally done with my Adult Surprise Jacket and I love it! One thing is for sure, it’ll be hard to hide when I wear it… 😉
It is made of 16 different colours!

Here are a few pictures:

2 Very Bright Projects in Progress

3 Feb

A little status update from my ASJ, I’m getting there, slowly…

And, yesterday, I started a very simple crochet shawl to use up all my leftover sock yarn:

An Adult Surprise Jacket

24 Jan

After knitting several Baby Surprise Jackets (also known as BSJ), the famous pattern by legendary knitter Elizabeth Zimmermann, I decided to knit an adult version for myself, the Adult Surprise Jacket (ASJ).

Here’s my latest BSJ, obviously for a baby girl:

I found a great deal on a box of 20 skeins of different colours of the same yarn, which I decided to use for my ASJ:

And, here’s my progress so far, bright!!!

Look At My New Scarf!

30 Nov

Isn’t it super pretty?

It is a traveling scarf, done by the lovely ladies in the Scarf Journeys group on Ravelry. Unfortunately, I had to bow out of this scarf journey because of health issues, but the members taking part were super kind and finished my scarf anyway. I’m so happy, it’s beautiful and so warm.

The Shawl Collection

22 Nov

I decided to sell 4 of my shawl patterns as a set, The Shawl Collection. It is composed of the Ederra Shawlette, the Sunkissed Shawl, Twirly Wrap and the Agate Capelet.

The set costs $10.00

Getting Started on Yuletide Knitting

3 Oct

I really like to give knitted presents so I thought I’d start early on my Yuletide knitting this year. I just finished knitting a Twirly Wrap for Logan’s school teacher.

It still needs blocking, here’s a preview:

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