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Sep 16, 2014 / 3 notes

Oopsies.  Fixing a mistake on my Fretwork Pullover by Shiri Mor, from Vogue Knitting Fall 2014.  These are just woven cords, but the same kind of technique applies to cable boo-boos.  Details on my Ravelry project page.

Sep 11, 2014

Alma // designed by Carlo Volpi // from Rowan Magazine 55 // Rowan Summer Tweed/Kidsilk Haze/Cotton Glace, Berroco Linsey // decided to turn the whole stitch pattern inside out and use the smoother “wrong side” // blog post // Ravelry // Pinterest

Aug 22, 2014 / 29 notes

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

Aug 13, 2014 / 15 notes

Prudence // Designed by Marie Wallin // Yarn is Rowan Kidsilk Haze // Pattern from Rowan Magazine 55 // Originally one color but I ran out of yarn for the sleeves // Blog post // Ravelry // Pinterest

Aug 6, 2014 / 49 notes

Rowan Mystery Afghan KAL 2014 // finally freakin’ finished // Designed by Martin Storey // Yarn is Pure Wool Worsted // 3700 yards!!! // Pictures from Spruce Head, Maine // Blog post // Ravelry // Pinterest

Jul 31, 2014 / 21 notes

Jerry beret // Designed by Kim Hargreaves // From the wonderful book Honey // Knit in Home Organic Eco Cotton (Swiss grocery store yarn) // Had to modify the crown because it was ginormous (see blog) // Blog post // Ravelry // Pinterest

Jul 18, 2014 / 33 notes

Ocean Breeze Mystery KAL // Designed by Booknits // Handmaiden Sea Silk and Rowan Kidsilk Haze // Pearl and shiny mauve beads // MODS: added beads to the last row, blocked into tri-points // Photos from Spruce Head, Maine // Detailed blog post // Ravelry project // Pinterest

Jul 2, 2014 / 4 notes

Summer Fling tote // Free pattern from Espace Tricot blog // 2 skeins Quince & Co. Sparrow // Seamless and a pretty awesome pattern // Blog post with detail // Ravelry project // Pinterest

Jun 23, 2014

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!

Jun 19, 2014 / 5 notes

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

Jun 11, 2014 / 274 notes

Pattern is Palm Cove // Designed by Lisa Richardson // Yarn is Rowan Pure Linen (which I truly loved knitting with!) // Had to wear it backwards, much better // Detailed blog post // Ravelry project // Pinterest

May 22, 2014 / 8 notes

Wharf // Designed by Gemma Atkinson // From Rowan Mag 55 // Changed from Wool Cotton 4-ply to Madelinetosh Merino Light // Blog post // Ravelry // Pinterest

May 15, 2014 / 2 notes

First 4 clues of the Rowan Pure Wool Worsted Mystery Afghan KAL // Designed by Martin Storey // It’s not too late to join, goes till mid-July! // My blog post musings // Sign-up on Ravelry here // Download the free patterns here // Add yourself to a map of participants here

May 9, 2014 / 9 notes

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

May 4, 2014 / 4 notes

Kar{e}tpostal Care Tags by Etsy shop Über den Traum // 10% off these printables using code DAYANA10 // Link to tags // Blog post with more icon examples // Flowers are Siberian scilla!