Hanging out with the second #rubricationshawl on a rare and horrible hangover day. My mum loved my shawl and asked if I’d make her one in something near duck egg blue, so we settled on @skeinqueen Selkino (70% merino/30% silk) in Watership Down, which is luminous and showing off the faux cables very nicely. I didn’t plan to repeat the pattern quite so soon (the last rows are so long!) but it’s looking great and my mum is excited. #knittersofinstagram #thisthingofpaper #shawlknitting
And it's finally cool enough to pop my latest FO on for a few photos! This is #incunabula by @kariebookish knitted in glorious #cheviotmarshyarn by @whistlebare. absolutely wonderful yarn, very light and warm, and well-written and easy to follow pattern. #knittersofinstagram #thisthingofpaper #whistlebare #whistlebareyarn #britishwool
I'm chasing deadlines at the moment but the weather in Glasgow is thankfully cool enough for me to be wearing my Incunabula cardigan.
And exhale! I always feel like I’m holding my breath when picking up stitches! But I’ve just got my #incunabulacardigan collar stitches onto the needle, which calls for another cup of coffee (in my new and already beloved @emmalaceyeveryday mug from @bellwoodwright ) and a few more rows before I try to squeeze in a bit of work and cleaning. ✨ Pattern is by @kariebookish from #thisthingofpaper . Yarn is @dodgson_wood Shear Delight Castlemilk Moorit/BFL blend which I got from @northern_yarn ✨I’ve been working on this for months, so glad it’ll be ready to wear soon! ✨ Also jumping on @louisetilbrookdesigns ’s #imarealknitter hashtag — what a good idea to try to beat the bots! Hope you’re Saturday is off to a good start ! . . . #sheardelight #northernyarn #knitbritish #lovelocalwool #nevernotknitting #knittersgonnaknit #knittersoftheworld #knitknitknit #makersgonnamake #myhandsmaking #handmadewardrobe
It was a bit windy when I took these pictures of my finished #woodcuthap shawl out in the forest but I still think they’re lovely 💕 I loved knitting this beautiful lace by @kariebookish and it makes my heart happy to drape this soft, delicate cloud-like shawl over my shoulders ☁️ the yarn is @garthenor Number 1 laceweight in Ecru and is delicious organic undyed Shetland that I bought at the #edinburghyarnfestival ❤️🐑
Loving this shawl from this thing of paper. The variegated yarn is the baa baa brighouse tits out collective colourway and it works great with a purple Shetland wool. #titsoutcollective #baabaabrighouse #thisthingofpaper #kariewestermann #knitinginspiration #knittersofinstagram
I’ve just finished the first chart of my new project, a lovely pattern from @kariebookish taken from her gorgeous book, #thisthingofpaper which I’ve loved reading. It was a gift from my very thoughtful friend, @rlh0707 who knew it was just the sort of thing I’d love. How right she was. Thank you, Becca. :-) I’m using the yarn that the author chose, a lush red called #doublehappiness by the talented Larissa. @travelknitter I am so enjoying this, and it’s even distracting me from the heat and humidity of the hottest day of the year, so far.
Happy Monday! My in-progress #incunabulacardigan and I are looking after things today at @northern_yarn — if you’re in the area and fancy fawning over some local wool with me today, come on by! * And on the subject of the cardi: I’m so happy to be knitting on it again! (It had to stay home during my travels) Now that normal weather service has resumed (any one else thrilled to see rain today ?!) I better get this lovely thing done so I have something to wear with all my summer dresses. This @dodgson_wood #sheardelight Castlemilk Moorit/BFL is truly delightful! It takes cables beautifully and the blocked fabric is soft but sturdy and has almost a luminous quality — and Kate’s just had a restock of it! The pattern is from @kariebookish ‘s beautiful book #thisthingofpaper 😍 #northernyarn #localyarnshop #knitbritish #lovelocalwool
Slow stitches and soothing knitting... a woolsome balm to the soul indeed... After finishing the green shawl on Friday, I got reacquainted with this golden wheat hued hap (and managed to make such a silly daft mistake that I then had to spend another day un-knitting...I clean forgot to knit on the even rows)... I was knitting this as part of a 'let's keep each other company" kal with dear @boudoirstitches Louise, after all her initial worries, and then choosing to trust my maths to knit up a super sized one in liquorice black, she still managed to knit and block hers before I even had started the second chart of one with much smaller proportions..... The past week wasn't an easy one, 2 birthday anniversaries of family much loved and sorely missed, a hospital appointment, and finally, the funeral of my friend Don.... But I'm thankful for the company of friends, a tour of beautiful Keswick Mill and gardens (thank you again @jujuvail) and the comforting repeat of small woolly stitches, joys and happiness found for when some days just seem too hard and wretched.... And knitting with this yellow that has an almost ripe fruit glow never fails to cheer, it was dyed by @theknittinggoddess and while this exact colourway is no longer available, all her yarns are beautiful and never fail to raise a smile and lift the spirits.... In case you're wondering, the pattern is called Woodcut and it's from the excellent This Thing of Paper by my favourite shawl designer @kariebookish ...... #yarnthatfaretakeyourbreathaway #yarncoloursthatglow #theknittinggoddess #loveakariebookishhap #woodcuthap #thisthingofpaper #kariewestermann #knittersofinstagram
Three years ago today I began making concept drawings in a sketchbook for what would become This Thing of Paper. Happy birthday to my little book. Today I'm back to drawing concept drawings, and writing keywords and scrappy sentences in another sketchbook. I do not know where they'll end up or when you'll see them or in which context. So, I have some questions for you, dear reader: a) would you like to go on an adventure with me yet again? b) would you like to read more words from me? c) would you like a book, a pamphlet, or something else? d) how can we do this together? So many questions and all because of some words that wont leave me, and colours that I see in my mind's eye when I'm awake at night. The ideas are somewhat leftfield (ha!) so unsure about format, context etc. Talk to me. Let's figure this one out. I might end up somewhere unexpected or not doing this at all, but the coincidence of today's date ..
Discovering the joy of blocking with a borrowed #sweaterboard discovered in the Jurassic layer of @probablyjane’s under-stairs cupboard. Beats pins on the mattress hands-down. Cardie is the #incunabula from @kariebookish #thisthingofpaper worked in @rauwerk_wool. What a match those two are (like they were made for each other 😊). Knitted mostly in #mehetabelroad on some of the sunniest days we’ve ever seen (who says it’s too hot to knit?), with the fronts done in the #prenzlauerbergberlin and a little bit down the left sleeve over eine entzückende cafe with @liebwedd um die ecke von @wollenberlin. Thanks to all of you in this post for helping me make it! #euroknitting #summerknitting #glaswegianhackneyberlinknitting
I am already taking bookings for workshops in 2019 and 2020. Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you run a festival, a retreat, or a yarn shop etc ❤ We'd love to hear from you and we only have a limited number of slots ❤ This photo was taken at @innerpeffray and I'm wearing the Marginalia jumper from This Thing of Paper knitted in @blackeryarns Lyonesse DK.
What a gorgous Woodcut shawl. @boudoirstitches has such a way about her - elegance and thoughtfulness - and her projects always take my breath away. . . Regrann from @boudoirstitches - Bat’s wings to protect me is how I feel when wrapped in this now blocked #Woodcut . Inspired and helped by the lovely @erickaeckles I made an extra large Woodcut as hers . It is 95cmx 2,35 cm wide. #woodcutshawl is a beautiful pattern by the very talented @kariebookish and is from her book #thisthingofpaper . The yarn is @daughterofashepherd 4 ply and everybody knows how much I love this yarn and it’s lovely sheepy fragrance . I really can’t hope to wear it soon as the above 30 degrees are meant to last but hopefully autumn will have me wrapped in it . #knitting #knittersofinstagram #shawlknitting #hapknitting #britishyarn #knitbritish #ethical #slowfashion #slowlife #naturalshades #zwarbles #black #handmadewardrobe #laceknitting
Bat’s wings to protect me is how I feel when wrapped in this now blocked #Woodcut . Inspired and helped by the lovely @erickaeckles I made an extra large Woodcut as hers . It is 95cmx 2,35 cm wide. #woodcutshawl is a beautiful pattern by the very talented @kariebookish and is from her book #thisthingofpaper . The yarn is @daughterofashepherd 4 ply and everybody knows how much I love this yarn and it’s lovely sheepy fragrance . I really can’t hope to wear it soon as the above 30 degrees are meant to last but hopefully autumn will have me wrapped in it . #knitting #knittersofinstagram #shawlknitting #hapknitting #britishyarn #knitbritish #ethical #slowfashion #slowlife #naturalshades #zwarbles #black #handmadewardrobe #laceknitting #stashdepreciatingshawlalong
On my way to another workshop - this time a private event on the East Coast of Scotland. The weather report says 18C/64F so I'm chancing it with my Incunabula in @blackeryarns Classic DK. Fingers crossed I won't die.
It's half way through the #makenine2018 challenge! 1. #ddaubepine is cut out and ready to go! 2. I've made a couple of #ddbleuet frocks, but used the old version of the pattern. 3. Not even thought about starting this @jojilocat jumper 🤷🏻 4. I made the @paulinealice_patterns wrap dress, but I'm not keen 😕 5. I think I'm the only sewist to dislike Tilly patterns... Made but binned 😩 6. Eyeball shawl fun yet to occur. 7. Vellum cardigan from #thisthingofpaper - hoping to buy yarn at Perth. 8 & 9 I love my #incunabulacardigan and #minisculemitts 💞 Decent progress! Learning to make things I know will work in my wardrobe, in shapes and colours I enjoy 💕 Definitely not sticking to plan 😂, I've made quite a few things which aren't on this list 🤔 #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram #girlswhoknit #sewcialists #sewingisselfcare #makersgonnamake #imadethis #makersgonnamake #memadeeveryday
RAFFLE STAR PRIZE We are really spoiling you with this bumper library of pattern goodness that is our Yarningham raffle star prize. One lucky winner will win a copy of: Marlisle by Anna Maltz This Thing of Paper by Karie Westermann Recollection by Renée Callahan Issue 5 of Laine Magazine You can buy a raffle ticket (£1 each or strip of 5 for £4) at Yarningham Marketplace. All profits go to @trjfpbrum who feed bellies not bins. . . . . . . #yarningham #yarningham2018 #fibrefestivals #birmingham #woolshow #knittersofinstagram #crochetersofinstagram #knitting #knit #crocheting #crochet #fibre #yarn #wool #events #raffle #giveaway #lainemagazine #kariewestermann #annamaltz #reneecallahan #thisthingofpaper #marlisle #recollection #eastlondonknit #marketplace #starprize
This picture was taken a few days ago . I just have finished #woodcutshawl and it has to be blocked before I can share a proper picture . All my thanks to @erickaeckles for her patience and her help . As we are beginning another heatwave that will bring temperatures up to 36 degrees I will have to knit something less warm ... #woodcutpattern is by the very talented #kariewestermann and is part of the book #thisthingofpaper . Yarn is the beautiful 4 ply from #daughterofashepherd . #knitting #knittersofinstagram #shawlknitting #hapknitting #britishyarns #handmadewardrobe #slowlife #slowfashion
If it's seemed a little quiet, it's in part that the world's been spinning a tad fast, in part that I caught a miserable summer bug (now recovered, pretty much), and in part that I've been reminded that I'l like to complete the reading challenge my sister shared with me for this year. Having allowed my lists to lapse, I've now pulled together the books I can remember that I've read this year in their categories, worked out the gaps, and put together my 'to read by the end of the year' pile. Which happens to include the lovely @kariebookish 's #thisthingofpaper as a self-published book, so now she can watch over my reading of a book that is more than 100 years old #senseandsensibility
Look at that! I met @lisacarbide at @woollinndublin where she showed me thus shawl in progress. Look at ut! Lisa is the queen of pushing her skills and making awesome colour choices ❤❤❤ Regrann from @lisacarbide - It’s too warm to even wear this for a photo but I have finally finished my #rubricationshawl from #thisthingofpaper ! It was a real stretch for my knitting skills - a much more complex chart than I’ve followed before, and a need for proper blocking materials - and I am so delighted to have learned a ton as well as to have made a thing I love so much. The yarn is @travelknitter Tanami silk/baby camel in the Uluru colourway (I want all the colours now!), and the pattern is by @kariebookish, who met the WIP during Woollinn in May. #knittersofinstagram #shawlknitting
It’s too warm to even wear this for a photo but I have finally finished my #rubricationshawl from #thisthingofpaper ! It was a real stretch for my knitting skills - a much more complex chart than I’ve followed before, and a need for proper blocking materials - and I am so delighted to have learned a ton as well as to have made a thing I love so much. The yarn is @travelknitter Tanami silk/baby camel in the Uluru colourway (I want all the colours now!), and the pattern is by @kariebookish, who met the WIP during Woollinn in May. #knittersofinstagram #shawlknitting
Another great thing that happened today was the arrival of 5 copies of the fabulous This Thing of Paper by @kariebookish 😀 I bought this book for @words.and.wool for Christmas and she knitted me a gorgeous burnt orange and dark brown version of the Woodcut Shawl and a beautiful green and ecru one (pictured - not blocked yet, my job!) She also knitted herself the most lovely Incunabula cardigan in a raspberry pink DK from @ionacraftshop and is going to knit me a yellow one this summer!! One copy is already spoken for so there are just 4 available at £18.99 each. They are not on the website yet - that will be one of tomorrow’s jobs - so leave a comment below if you find you NEED one!!! #thisthingofpaper #kariewestermann #incunabulacardigan #woodcutshawl #lucylocketland #locketslibrary
Finished a few weeks ago and then safely tucked away from winged things who think wool is tasty. The is the #letterpresscowl by the extraordinarily talented @kariebookish , and probably not the best choice of wool to show off the beautiful pattern. I was, however, so smitten with the squishy softness of #westyorkshirespinners Croft yarn, that I wanted it to keep me warm when winter shows up in 5 or 6 months. A fun project in every way possible! #knittersofinstagram #thisthingofpaper #knitquilt #makeallthethings
A few cozy moments before work begins. #lovelocalwool #sheardelight #dodgsonwood #northernyarn #kariewestermann . . . . . #knittersofinstagram #instaknit #knitstagram #knittersoftheworld #knitting #strikking #nevernotknitting #handmadewardrobe #handmade #thisthingofpaper #smallmoments
I am loving knitting this Incunubula cardigan from @kariebookish “This Thing of Paper”. Definitely the best knitting book in ages. Yarn is Baa Ram Ewe’s Winterburn dk in “Endeavour” from @freeholdyarnco and is great to work with. #incunabula #incunabulacardigan #knittersofinstagram #loveknitting #thisthingofpaper
I'm definitely being very tortoisey knitting this hap but that's fine, I've got a pile of shawls on the nanny chair so I'm not in a desperate hurry to finish because my neck is cold or anything, instead I can enjoy each slow step and just relax down into the stitches and wraps of yarn... I cast on to keep lovely @boudoirstitches company for another 'a sea in between us kal' but we can still knit and share with a coffee at our tables with back and forth pictures on our phones as easy if she lived next door... while Louise is knitting a woodcut hap too, she's using my notes to knit a super sized one, so hers will be a whole size bigger than the two haps in This Thing of Paper (I'm so flattered that she is using my notes so hope I wrote all the maths right)... but because I have some other shawls I really want to finish, for once I'm just knitting the first size so it isn't over big but will be just a nice little size to wear and be jaunty... I've just finished chart A and am now all set for chart B, so I've taken out the stitch markers I used to mark off all the repeats as they are jiggled around on this chart... It's very comforting knitting the pattern again, I don't get bored repeating a shawl a second or third (um or 7 or 8) time, sometimes I add extra repeats or change the increases to make it wider but it's like spending time with an old friend, and has that same kick your shoes off and just get comfy on the sofa feel.... My knitting has had a good investigation by Bernard (I turned round the other morning to see him sitting on it, not plucking, just purrs and a a chirup of pleasure).... he seems particularly interested when it's a @kariebookish pattern, but I can't blame him as they are all oohhh and beautiful... #loveakariebookishhap #woodcuthap #kariewestermann #thisthingofpaper #theknittinggoddess #yarnthatfaretakesyourbreathaway
This morning I found out that This Thing of Paper is shortlisted as Best Knitting Book of 2017/2018 in the British Knitting and Crochet Awards. Thank you so, so much to everyone who nominated me. This Thing of Paper came into being because of the knitting community. You told you wanted me to write a book. You supported me. You cheered me on. This book would not exist without 725 people believing in me. Thank you. This book was also a massive team effort. Thank you to @woollenwords @mollymitten42 @fiddleysticks @champagneandquivut and David and Jules. Lara of @Innerpeffray. Without you, the book would also not exist. I spent 18 months of my life on this book. They were some of the happiest months of my working life. My personal life went through some of the hardest times: my mum was diagnosed with cancer, my gran suffered a terrible stroke, we lost close family members, and a political event in the UK destabilised my entire life overnight. But I was able to push through these dark times thanks to my work on the book. So when I saw the shortlist this morning (a list with people I am lucky to call friends and who I admire so, so much), it was less of a "omg, award nom" and more a "the knitting community is wonderful" feeling. You have changed my life and I will be eternally grateful ❤
Summer ❤ Sitting in the park with knitting. Yes, that is my Incunabula cardi in @blackeryarns Classic DK. It's Scotland so I still need a layer!
I find lace very messy and uneasy to show properly before it’s blocked. Nevertheless here is #woodcut and I am now beginning chart B . I am making a king size one inspired by @erickaeckles and we both are currently knitting a woodcut as a knit along and I love it as much as when we knitted the #Mahy last year . Pattern is from #thisthingofpaper by #kariewestermann and yarn is the ever gorgeous #daughterofashepherd 4ply . #knittersofinstagram #shawlknitting #hapknitting #britishyarn #slowfashion #slowlife #handmadewardrobe
I get so much wear out of my Marginalia jumpers. Tempted to start a third now I'm on the road constantly. Hmmm.
Nearing the end of lace chart A for my #woodcuthap shawl and it's growing beautifully...it might be hot and sunny here in Italy but knitters gonna knit 🤗 . . . #hapknitting #hapshawl #laceknitting #kariewesterman #kariebookish #garthenoryarn #thisthingofpaper #slowliving #slowmaking #realwool #lovelocalwool #knitbritish #britishwool #naturalwool #wooldays
Are we on a train again? We are on a train again. Wearing my Marginalia jumper in @blackeryarns Lyonesse DK - the mix of linen & wool makes for the perfect Scotland summer garment. My #workshopseason is in full flow, so hang on and I'll show you the sights of Britain over the next months. Yipee!
On Helen's needles today: Bibliotheca Shawl by Karie Westermann. Come and take a class with Karie at this year's Yarningham! . . . . #yarningham2018 #yarningham #fibrefestival #birmingham #woolshow #knittersofinstagram #crochetersofinstagram #knitting #knit #crochet #crocheting #yarn #wool #fibre #kariewestermann #kariewestermanndesigns #shawl #shawlknitting #knitallthethings #workshops #thisthingofpaper #hapshawls
Perfect day for popping over to Pittenweem for a bit of sea, sun, and yarn from @thewoollybrew - one more skein of @jamiesonsofshetland needed to complete my 'Loch Indaal' (though I bought two to be safe), plus this lovely treat from @kariebookish which I've been eyeing up for an age. I've promised myself that I won't crack the spine on it until the manuscript draft is finished... yet more motivation to get the bugger done! #knitting #Fife #lifeinfife #seaside #seascape #sunny #saturday #bankholiday #knittersofinstagram #thisthingofpaper
It’s been quite a while since I didn’t share my knitting projects here . This is manly due to the fact that I had to frog the central piece of my #woodcuthap due to a mistake in the first rows ( how can one make any mistake in a garter stitch triangular piece ?...) now I am back at it and nearing the end of it . I am knitting #woodcut as an #acrossthechannel WIP with dearest @erickaeckles and this is so lovely to have her knitting along with me again . Yarn is #daughterofashepherd 4 ply of course 🖤 #knittersofinstagram #hapknitting #shawlknitting #slowlife #slowfashion #handmadeclothes #handknitting #britishyarn #thisthingofpaper #kariewestermanndesigns
🏡 There's a lot I need to do in the house today for our big move...but Leeds is putting on the cozy rain & grey skies today so I simply must take a moment to enjoy it for one last time...🌧 and who could resist adding one more row to this beautiful lace border on the #woodcuthap ? Not to mention this Garthenor organic shetland laceweight yarn is too scrumptious to say no to 🤓 . . . #kariewesterman #kariebookish #garthenoryarn #garthenororganic #shetlandlace #hapknitting #hapshawl #laceknitting #realwool #lovelocalwool #knitbritish #britishwool #naturalwool #thisthingofpaper #slowmaking
#incunabulacardigan knitting in the garden after tea. It's 19.52 and the sun is still out and I'm still in my short sleeved work top WITH NO VEST ON!! Breaking every Northerners rule....I'll have to get the boy to bed in a bit but just 5 minutes more? Oh, I think so.... #thisthingofpaper @kariebookish @dodgson_wood #sheardelight #incunabulatwin #ihopeeveryonerealisesthatthisisouractualsummerandnotjustspringshowingoff #neercastaclouttilmayisout
Each woolly stitch feels like I'm knitting sunshine...I know I wasn't going to cast on any more projects til I was all caught up with my wips but I'm blaming this wholly on @theknittinggoddess for dyeing up such lovely colours and that @kariebookish for designing shawls I just want to knit over and over again... This is another Woodcut hap from This Thing of Paper and for once I'm actually knitting the smaller size (I've only two skeins of this St Kilda yarn by @blackeryarns but I think a littler hap will be just nice for Summer)... when my dear @boudoirstitches said she was going to knit one I couldn't resist casting on to keep her company, and while we aren't in the same city (oh to be knitting in Paris) we can still share and encourage each other with one more row, or suggesting to put the kettle on if said row goes wrong.... #yarnthatfaretakesyourbreathaway #theknittinggoddess #loveakariebookishhap #kariewestermann #thisthingofpaper #blackeryarns #knittingbritish
What happens when you find out that you have a massive amount of loyalty credits from your local yarn store? Sweater's quantity! I am making the #incunabulacardigan from #thisthingofpaper with #artfilyarn . #eweknitto #knittersofinstagram #sweaterknittersofinstagram #sweaterknitting #knitting
🌼 there's something about knitting lace in the spring time that just makes sense...🍃 knitting on the garter triangle of my #woodcuthap in the sunshine this morning has been bringing me joy ☉ particularly because I am working with #garthenoryarn for the first time...the Number 1 laceweight organic pure shetland wool in Eccru, it's like a woolly cloud the more the fabric grows...dreaming of wrapping up in this already 🐑 . . . #woodcutshawl #kariewesterman #kariebookish #thisthingofpaper #garthenororganic #hapknitting #hapshawl #laceknitting #realwool #lovelocalwool #knitbritish #britishwool #naturalwool #wooldays #westyorkshire #handmadelife #slowmaking #slowfashion #springknitting
Prepping for a new workshop I'll be teaching later this year.
I've started an "Incunabula Cardigan" by @kariebookish using @jamiesonsofshetland DK in Bluebell. I'm lengthing the body a bit so it won't be as cropped as in the pattern. #thisthingofpaper #shetlandwool #jamiesonsofshetland #knittersofinstagram I really need to update my Ravelry pages and my paper project notebooks. Does anyone else have trouble keeping up with these things lately??
I couldn't find a decent place to photograph this, so the old bench will have to do. Rubrication shawl finished and blocked #rubricationshawl @kariebookish @travelknitter #loveit #thisthingofpaper #kariewestermann #travelknitter #tanami4ply #puddlediron #knittersofinstagram #knitting #knittersofglasgow
I'm enjoying finding the time to work on a project I can easily pick up and put down again that isn't socks. #letterpresscowl #thisthingofpaper #kariewestermann #peopleofperthyarnfest18 #diaryofayarnfestivaldirector #stashcurator #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram #knitting #tricot #strikke #stricken #prjóna
Wheeee, casting off with possibly the nicest to knit, stretchiest cast off ever... This is the central little triangle for the woodcut hap by @kariebookish, this bit knits up such a treat, lots of garter stitch rows which start with a yarn over increase (for non knitting friends, this makes those little loopy doops along the side of my knitting, and when you come to the end of casting off the top, you pick those up with your needle tip and then knit back and forth along those edges of the triangle...) That low gleaming gold can only have been dyed by @theknittinggoddess, all warm and end of Summer wheat fields mellow yellow, it's not a solid colour and is very subtly variegated so shadows seem to dance along the stitches... The yarn base itself is the St Kilda blend by @blackeryarns and combines precious Soay and Boreray fleece with Shetland that creates something that feels like soft spots like a kittens armpit or gentle kisses behind the ears... I wasn't going to add to the wip pile but I loved knitting my first woodcut hap so much and couldn't resist casting on another to keep dear @boudoirstitches company as she knit hers... #loveakariebookishhap #woodcuthap #kariewestermann #thisthingofpaper #knitbritish #britishbreeds #blackeryarns #theknittinggoddess
My Rubrication shawl is coming along slowly but surely. The markers for each repeat have turned out to be magic for finding and solving (most) problems within a few rows of them happening. #rubricationshawl #thisthingofpaper #kariewestermann #knittersofinstagram #dublinknits #irelandknits
A new cast on? Don't mind if I do. I've finally cleared enough projects to be able to dive into #thisthingofpaper by inspiring #perthyarnfest18 tutor, @kariebookish. These deep stash aran beauties are destined for the #letterpresscowl . What projects do you have lined up for the weekend? #kariewestermann #peopleofperthyarnfest18 #weekendplans #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram #knitting #tricot #strikke #stricken #prjóna #diaryofayarnfestivaldirector #stashcurator #yarnfestival #yarnparty
Work continues...this week off is mostly dog walking, knitting and reading. After cleaning, naturally 😇 #rubricationshawl #thisthingofpaper #kariebookish #kariewestermann This is one of these projects I don't want to end,the yarn is gorgeous #travelknitter #tanami4ply
Sometimes I am so predictable ! As soon as I laid my eyes on @kariebookish #woodcutshawl I decided to knit it with @daughterofashepherd 4 ply . I have already made an Hansel hap with this yarn but I love it so much that I may knit with it again and again ( I also have some Brume to try but have to find a suitable pattern and am planning to order some ram jam one of these days ) I have finished two garments today and so will be joining #memademay again this year . It is a good way for me to post more regularly although I won’t post everyday not because I do not wear my #handmade wardrobe everyday but because sometimes I stay at home in sort of rags 😀 and also because I have quite a small wardrobe and you would get bored . I do not have to make any pledge as it is a rule for me to wear handmade things everyday ( sometimes mixed with second hand clothes) for Apart from underwear and stockings I haven’t buy any clothes from a shop in about ten years ..and anyway I always loathed shopping for clothes 😉. #knitting #shawlknitting #handmadeclothes #slowlife #slowfashion #thisthingofpaper #britishwool
#MakerMay Day 1 Makers Me. I’m a knitter, sewist/sewer, curator of a large fabric and yarn stash, collected over many years. I mainly@make for myself, family and a couple of friends. This year I am shopping from the stash and currently have three projects on the go. I love yarn and fabric. I’m wearing #letterpresscowl from #thisthingofpaper #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitters #2018stashcurating #UKknitters #knit #nevernotcrafting #nevernotknitting #yarnlove #slowfashion #knittinginspiration #stash #jensewsandknits
This Woodcut is an epic WIP by @erickaeckles - it was such a joy to meet her at EYF. She told me to design more big shawls. Do you agree? What size shawls do you like wearing? Almost scarf-sized or almost blanket-sized?
Slow slow stitches but at least its soothing and relaxing...I don't find knitted on edgings very fast going, indeed an evening of knitting sees just inches of progress but I love how the finished result end up looking, so the time spent is always worth it... This is the Woodcut Hap from This Thing of Paper by @kariebookish, I always enjoy Karie's lace patterns so I decided to super size it as I had a cone of this gingerbread and woolly yarn to use and knew I wasn't going to run out.... I'll definitely knit this again but perhaps I'll go for a smaller one next time, as this is more keep on the sofa for when the evenings are chilly sized already and it's not yet blocked... The yarn I'm using is a 2ply Shetland jumper weight (thank you again @wellwoman123) so it's able to cope with Bernard's attentions rather better than the Norwegian yarn I used in the white Mahy, which is handy as every time I pick this up, he suddenly appeared and tries to lay on it while I'm knitting (while holding it the hap up to the light just now I might've found a little pluck and a dropped stitch but both of those are easy to fix).. eventually he settles and I often just then cover him with it .... #loveakariebookishhap #woodcuthap #kariewestermann #thisthingofpaper #knittingwithcats #knittersofinstagram
Made a start on the Rubrication shawl. Feeling ever so slightly fraudulent by not using red, given the title. But red does not suit me, so grey it is.@kariebookish @travelknitter #rubricationshawl #thisthingofpaper #kariewestermann #travelknitter #tanami4ply #puddlediron
I am smiling because I have finally finished my Incunabula cardigan! I had to knit it twice (wrong size!), but I am so happy I kept at it. Very pleased with the result! It's exactly what I was looking for to match with summer dresses. More to come .....sometime!Beautiful pattern by @kariebookish ,lovely Knit by Numbers yarn by @johnarbontextiles and super matching buttons from @textilegarden #kariewestermann #thisthingofpaper #johnarbon #textilegarden
Flying through my #incunabulacardigan by @kariebookish from her book #thisthingofpaper . As with all quickly memorisable patterns this thing is addictive. Knit with @dodgson_wood #sheardelight yarn in the Castlemilk Moorit and BFL blend. This yarn is GLORIOUS. All at once grippy yet silky smooth...this is a dream to work with. Katherine @fiberandsustenance and I are making the same cardi with the same yarn, completely independently - either great minds think alike or this yarn has the power to send subliminal messages about what it wants to be. We will be the Incunabula Twins. Bookable for stroking at all major wool events. #lovelylovelyloveliness #multiplepostday #knittersofinstagram #doubleknitting #yesidoneedmorecardigans
Oh my goodness beautiful spring shawl please dry instantaneously so I can wrap up in you!
Slow stitches and cups of tea, scribbles with a pen and paper and a few hmmms and head scratches thrown in for good measure.. I've finished the main body of the woodcut hap by @kariebookish, and after working out the matches for how the lace edging fits into the stitches of the main body, I've modified the pattern a little more so my edging will hopefully look as nice as the one in This Thing of Paper... When I decided in that fools rushing in way, to make my hap another chart repeat bigger than the large size mentioned on the book, I hadn't taken on board to see how it would change the edging count... After knitting the final increase rows for the body, I counted how many stitches I had, and then divided those by the rows in the edging chart (the rows where the pattern is formed rather than including the knit rows)..this was an exact number so I've knit two rows of garter stitch (4 rows of plain knitting) then started the chart on row 5... This should mean either end of the edging is nicely supported for strength as well as neatening off the stitches (those garter rows are used in the book)... The rest of the chart repeats will be knit the same as in the book, and then I'll finish a couple of rows early to work the same garter stitch finish.... Oddly, I never would have thought I particularly loved doing maths, but knitting has made me see how much I really enjoy adding things up and working out how to tinker with a pattern... Thank you so much Karie for inspiring me so much with my knitting xx #woodcuthap #thisthingofpaper #kariebookish #kariewestermann #loveakariebookishhap #knittersofinstagram
Spotted on Saturday: @tjlid7 working on her Majuscule hat from my This Thing of Paper (now back in stock!). I sometimes get asked if it's okay to show up wearing stuff you've made from my patterns and YES YES YES PLEASE. I love seeing what you make & it is a truly magical thing for me ❤