Sandy /// Design by Marie Wallin /// Yarn is Rowan Truesilk replacing Rowan Cotton Glace /// From pattern book Rowan Studio 32 /// Threw out the sleeve pattern, see blog for top-down pick-up short-row sleeve recipe /// Love the yarn but it is very delicate… file your nails! /// Blog post /// Ravelry /// Pinterest
Anonymous said: Hi, can you advise best way to press the squares for the Afghan? I usually steam iron over a cloth on reverse of knitting but find that sometimes this presses out the pattern? Your squares look beautifully neat. Help please! Many thanks, Kim
I find that steaming doesn’t have as much staying power as pinning a piece out and spraying it with water. I have some details on how I like to block here: http://www.dayanaknits.com/2014/02/how-i-block-my-knits.html
Good luck and thanks for contacting me!
It’s the finishing stretch of the Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Mystery Afghan KAL, yo! // Free pattern by Martin Storey from the Rowan website // See blog for tips on Counting Cable Rows, Using Short Rows To Turn Trim Corners and Sewing This Baby Up // Blog post // Ravelry project // Pinterest
Knitted “hair cell” amigurumi by Dayana Knits // good luck charm for my husband’s research scientist job interviews // hair cells in the inner ear detect sound // hair cells are very cool // blog post
Have you ever wanted to try out Planned Pooling? I’ve re-blogged a popular post on how to do it with space-dyed skeins and am giving away 2 GRAND PRIZES of 2 skeins each and 1 SECOND PRIZE of 1 skein of Rowan Fine Art Aran to followers of my blog.