Cormier Grille Shawl Kit

This shawl kit contains the Cormier Grille Shawl pattern by Natalie Servant, 2 skeins of Yvieknits Yarn Sock in the Pewter colourway, and 1 silver shawl pin from Fancy That – Creations by Francine. The Cormier Grille shawl is a reversible lace triangular shawl inspired by a metal grille that architect Ernest Cormier used in the hall of honour in the Pavilion Roger-Gaudry at the Universit√© de Montr√©al. There is enough yardage in these 2 skeins of Sock yarn to knit the large version of this shawl. Sock is a 3-ply fingering weight yarn that contains 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon. Each skein is approximately 100 g and 420 m (460 yards). The Pewter colourway is a mix of different shades of a silvery-grey. The filigreed circle shawl pin is made of Tibetan silver and is 2″ in diameter with an attached silver-plated stick pin. Natalie knit her large fingering weight sample of this shawl using 2 skeins of this sock yarn in the Pewter colourway. $28.00 Cdn  ...

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Winner of Comier Grille Shawl pattern is …

Winner of Comier Grille Shawl pattern is …

The winner of the Cormier Grille Shawl pattern is Denise who said “I love love love art deco, so the Frond mittens and Hat are my fav!”. I have sent you an email with the details on how to claim your pattern. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter my giveaway contest.

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Cormier Grille Shawl Pattern Giveaway

Cormier Grille Shawl Pattern Giveaway

My friend, Natalie Servant recently released this Cormier Grille Shawl pattern as the January pattern from her new subscription e-book Canadian Art Deco Knits. Natalie knit her large fingering weight sample of this shawl using about 1.5 skeins of my sock yarn in the pewter colourway. This was my first time providing yarn support to a designer and I’m really glad that Natalie was the first. Natalie is releasing a pattern a month in 2015 as part of this e-book subscription. Here is Natalie’s description of her e-book taken from her blog here. “All the patterns were inspired by Canadian Art Deco architecture. This e-book will include 4 lace shawls, 2 double knitting projects (a hat & a scarf), 1 textured scarf, and 5 colorwork projects (a fair isle hat, a stranded cushion, stranded mittens, roositud mittens and hat, and a stranded cowl). ” You can purchase the e-book here. My Mom kindly bought me a subscription as one of my Christmas presents. Contest Details For a chance to win a copy of the Cormier Grille Shawl pattern (pdf) provided by Natalie. (Note: This pattern can be gifted to the person of your choice if you already own it): add a comment to this blog post stating which is your favorite of Natalie’s patterns. You can find a list of Natalie’s patterns here. one entry per person please contest closes at midnight on Sunday, January 18th, 2015 EST I will use a random generator to pick a winner on January...

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Create your own shawl kit

Create your own shawl kit

This option allows you to create your custom shawl kit by allowing you to select the shawl pattern, the yarn and colourway, and a coordinating shawl pin. Your shawl kit will be packaged in one of these boxes and it counts as one item for shipping. Step 1: Choose your shawl pattern from Natalie Servant Designs. You can find a list of Natalie’s patterns here. Step 2: Choose your yarn and colourway that you would like from the yarn currently available on this website. Contact me if you would like some suggestions on which of my yarns that I would recommend for your selected shawl pattern. Step 3: Choose a shawl pin from Fancy That – Creations by Francine to go with your selected colourway. Step 4: Send your pattern, yarn + colourway, and shawl pin selections for your shawl kit to me through my contact me page. I will email you back with a quote for your custom shawl kit along with a picture of your shawl kit assembled. If you are happy with the quote and picture and you would like to buy your custom kit, I will put up a reserved shawl kit listing for you and email you with a link to the...

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Lavender Fields Shawl Kit

This shawl kit contains the Lavender Fields shawl pattern by Natalie Servant, 1 skein of Yvieknits Yarn BFL/Silk Select Lace in the Persian Violet colourway, and 1 silver shawl pin from Fancy That – Creations by Francine. The Lavender Fields shawl is a wavy-edged triangular shawl inspired by lavender fields and flowers. There is enough yardage in this skein of BFL/Silk Select Lace yarn to knit the large version of this shawl. BFL/Silk Select Lace is a 2-ply slightly thicker laceweight yarn that contains 80% superwash BFL (Blue-Faced Leicester wool) and 20% silk. Each skein is approximately 100 g and 800 m (874 yards). The Persian Violets colourway is a mix of different shades of purples ranging from a grape purple to a lighter pinky-purple. The filigreed circle shawl pin is made of Tibetan silver and is 2″ in diameter with an attached silver-plated stick pin. There is one example of Lavender Fields shawl on my gallery page near the top knit using the same yarn.   $56.00 Cdn  ...

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Mountain Path Socks

Mountain Path Socks

Kari Verge, who co-hosts the TwoTangledSkein podcast, released the Mountain Path Socks last Sunday. She designed these socks using a skein of my sock yarn in the Mountain Top At Dusk colourway (shown on pattern page) that I had donated to the podcast to review last fall. This is the first relased pattern that was designed using a skein of my yarn. I volunteered to test knit this pattern for Kari. I decided to test out both the medium and large sizes since I owed my Mom a pair of socks using a skein from her stash and a pair of socks for myself in my new yarn. My Mom has a few skeins of my sock yarn in her stash so I chose the one in the Emerald Isles colourway (green/blue socks). I knit the medium size (64 sts) using 2.25 mm needles and I have the first sock completed. This sock features cables patterns set off against a purl background, interesting detail on the heel flap, and the gusset decreases are on the bottom of the foot. I really like how the cables that start on the side of the foot move to a point on the top of the foot near the toes. I used a skein of my Merino Single Ply Fingering yarn in the Marmalade colourway for my socks as I want to test out how this yarn will wear for socks. I knit the large size (72 sts) using 2.25 mm needles and I have the first sock almost completed . Kari has kindly offered a discount coupon code for this sock pattern to the members of my Ravelry Group (Yvieknits Yarns). You can find the details about the code...

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Lavender Fields Shawl Kit

Lavender Fields Shawl Kit

My Mom bought this Lavender Fields Shawl Kit (picture on the right) from me in early June. The kit contained the Lavender Fields Shawl pattern by Natalie Servant, 1 skein of my BFL/Silk Select Lace in the Persian Violets colourway and 1 grey fresh-water pearl shawl pin made by Fancy That – Creations by Francine. She finished it and had it blocked in time for me to use as a sample at the Ottawa Knitting Guild’s vendors night on October 15th (thank you, Mom). To get a shawl of this size, she knit 5 repeats of Chart B (main chart) before moving on to Chart C (the edging chart). I think that it turned out beautiful especially since she is fairly new to lace...

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My Clover Shawl

My Clover Shawl

I recently finished knitting a V-Shaped version of the Clover Shawl by Natalie Servant using one skein of my Merino/Silk Fingering yarn in the Hostas colourway. My Mom kindly modeled the shawl for me in the pictures. This shawl comes in three versions that you can knit: V-shaped, long rectangle (stole), and a large square. You start knitting in the middle of the 4 leaf clover motif in the round. You then knit Chart A and B still knitting in the round before deciding which shape you want. As I chose the V-shaped version, I then knit the garter borders on two sides, and then continued knitting on the two remaining sides separately knitting the final chart 16 times to form the two sides of the V. I ran slightly short of the yarn so I ended up kniting only 4 of 5 rows for the final garter borders on each side. I blocked the shawl using 7 of my blocking wires. I did not severly block this shawl and I went more for width instead of length for the two sides. The final blocked measurements of this shawl are: total length is 33 inches from its tip in the back to the top of one of the sides, each side of the V is 20 inches long and 13 1/4 inches wide and the square at base of the V is 13 x 13...

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