Monday, 23 April 2012

April FO parade

April seems to be living up to its reputation for unpredictable weather, showers and generally feeling a bit gloomy. Rather than wallowing in this feeling, here is this month's FOs to inspire you. I don't think anybody could feel gloomy when they look at these amazing projects.

Dutte completed a beautiful cardigan recently and her project page is full of really cute pictures of her modelling the finished project. She looks so pleased with her work and it's not hard to see why. The pattern is called Acorns by Carol Sunday and can be found in Twist Collective's Fall 2010 issue. Dutte worked her version up in just under five skeins of Lush Twist held double in the colourway Nimbrostratus. It is absolutely gorgeous!

There is also a hint of things to come from Dani of Lioness Arts who has designed a very popular and extremely stylish shawl using a combination of her own yarn as well as Heavenly Fingering. Dani is currently experimenting with the design and assures us (her eager fans) that the pattern will be released in time for summer. In the meantime you can view one of the versions here on her project page. The colourway used for this version was Tea Smoked, a beautiful dusky shade of pink.

These socks knit up by Periwinkleblue are absolutely lovely and make great use the BFL Sock base in the colourway Nutcracker (the colourway for the February yarn neutrals club).The pattern is Polypodium Vulgare Socks by Hunter Hammerson which has lots of interesting construction features. The pattern and colourway are the perfect combination as the texture of each really suit each other.

Next up we have this beautifully intense shawl knit by Bluepetrole in 2 skeins of Silky Merino Fingering in the colourway 'Charred'. This shawl was a test knit the newly published pattern by Astrante called Campanule. The pattern includes different options for a different size shawl but this larger size looks absolutely luscious.

Finally, Pebbledashdiana has knit up this wonderful version of Veera Valimaki's 'Colour Affection' and can you believe this was only her first shawl? What a way to start! This was worked up in 2 skeins of Super Sock: 'Charred' and 'Cobble' as well as the lovely blue ('Constellations') from Lioness Arts 'King of the Jungle Socks'.

It's always such a pleasure seeing what people create with TUT yarn. Thank you for sharing ladies!