March CAT Shawl “Double Down” in Hikoo Llamor

The finished Crochet Along Together (CAT) is being worn by Graywood Knits’ in-house model, Florence. She is ready for an evening strolling around town or hanging with friends at a restaurant with this lovely, and oh-so-soft shawl. This shawl (pattern name is “Double Down”) is equally attractive when worn draped over the shoulders and hanging […]

March CAT Features Llamor Shawl

Love to crochet? Want a new project? The March Crochet Along Together (CAT) that is sponsored by Skacel and designed by Mandobug might be just the thing for you. The project, “Double Down,” is a shawl that uses four colors of yarn. This CAT will begin on Thursday, March 7, 2019 Yarn:  HiKoo® Llamor, 100% Baby […]

Hitchhiker Shawl Notes

I’m finishing my second Hitchhiker Shawl, a Martina Behm design, which is much loved on Ravelry. This post contains some of my knitting notes and a photo gallery of knitting the shawl. I keep track of how many notches or teeth there are along one edge of the shawl. Writing down the number of notches […]

Keeping a Knitting Journal

My knitting journals are a constant source of inspiration and technical help. I write mostly in pencil. The notes can be cryptic (what color DID I use?) or well written (stitch by stitch). My knitting life is enriched by this pile of books. Read further to learn more about how I keep my journals and use […]

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Knitting with HiKoo Concentric — Post 2

I started knitting Sensibility Shawl, a free download pattern from the Graywood Designs website, because I wanted to try a lace pattern using HiKoo Concentric,a 100% alpaca yarn that comes in a 200 gram cake. I chose the color “Trixie” that moves from a soft raspberry to deep gray to a hint of pink to […]

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