First Frost Shawl

First Frost Shawl

Have you ever made something that is completely out of your style, only to find it’s the thing you end up wearing the most? Well this shawl is that thing.

The First Frost Shawl is a pattern I have been test knitting over the past few weeks, and even though I knew it would be pretty, I didn’t think it would be something I’d love to wear. It’s a small-ish shawl, very pretty and dainty, with a lace edging and picot bind off.

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The Verizontal Cowl

The Verizontal Cowl

I’ve been doing quite a bit of test knitting recently, making the most of the free time I have now, before our little one arrives, turning our world upside down in the best way, leaving me little time for knitting. Maybe I be one of those crafty mothers you see on Instagram, posting pictures of their baby calmly napping, while they work on their projects, but I’m not sure that’s going to be the case - at least for a few months anyway!

One pattern I have been trying out has been this colourful cowl by Verena Cohrs of Sustainablist, and it’s called the Verizontal Cowl. Although by now I’ve made a few garments and a few shawls and hats, I’ve never actually made a cowl, so this was something I had been looking forward to starting.

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Gizmo Shawl Review

Gizmo Shawl Review

If you’re a knitter, you probably don’t need me to tell you that Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co yarns are a must-have, selling out almost as soon as they arrive in the shop. Its a yarn I’ve never used before, and I was over the moon to be able to use it for a very special test knit I’ve been working away on recently.

The pattern in question is a beautiful crescent shawl by Apella Knits, called the Gizmo Shawl, featuring s a bit of geometric lace and lots of garter. It’s the perfect shawl to knit on in the evening, as it’s very straightforward and easy to get into a rhythm with, but it’s also got enough going on that you’re not just going to get bored.

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