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#AtTheBench: And here’s my Day 5 and final work for @ArohaKnits#initiateknitdesign, a 10-day workshop focused on guiding knitters through the process of designing their own knitwear patterns.
My first draft is a doozy! 😱 I’m using a trial version of @Stitchmastery to chart my lace as I have to cut and flip the lace for insertions between stockinette for diagonal orientation. And boy has this been a task! But SM is really helping me to see how to go from idea to chart to complete pattern seamlessly. As this is a center-out construction, this shawl will begin with a #provisionalcaston, making the first side and then picking up the live stitches from the cast-on to complete the other side. So no grafting or seaming this time around!
As I learned from my swatches, I’ll definitely be going down a needle size or two from a 4mm/US 6. I also may change the stockinette to garter stitch, which would eliminate the garter ridge elements. I’ll decide on that stitch change after I complete the draft sample to see how the piece works in it’s full form. 😌 My #HiyaHiyaneedles 🐼 have really made this project enjoyable, especially when working the lace.
For a recap, my inspiration is #KinnethArameri, an Amn Royal and mother to the character, #YeineDarr from #TheHundredThousandKingdoms in the #TheInheritanceTrilogy by #NKJemisin. This stole will be the first piece in the collection.

While I still have much to learn about #knitwear design, this course really helped me to see that yes, I CAN design a knitting pattern from my own inspirations! 😊 This has been an empowering experience and I can’t wait to cast on!

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#AtTheBench: Here’s my Day 4 work for @ArohaKnits#initiateknitdesign, a 10-day workshop focused on guiding knitters through the process of designing their own knitwear patterns.
My swatches look pretty good in #Woolike by @MichaelsStores. I really love this yarn! However, I may go down a needle size or two for the lace for a bit more definition. And this stole is going to be a wonderfully huge wrap with a 200cm wingspan. Trust me, I NEED it to be this big because a) I love hugs and b) I want to wrap it around me at LEAST twice. 😁It’s all coming together! Next up: First Draft of the pattern!

For a recap, my inspiration is #KinnethArameri, an Amn Royal and mother to the character, #YeineDarr from #TheHundredThousandKingdoms in the #TheInheritanceTrilogy by #NKJemisin. This stole will be the first piece in the collection. 😁

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#AtTheBench: I’m catching up with Day 3 & 4 of @ArohaKnits#initiateknitdesign, a 10-day workshop focused on guiding knitters through the process of designing their own knitwear patterns.
I’m saving a bit of time with my swatches by already having a stockinette swatch in #Woolike by @MichaelsStores, in Beige. Frenchie (@arohaknits) gave me some very valuable tips on working through my math calculations to chart my design. Now I don’t feel so spazzy! 😁
For a recap, my inspiration is #KinnethArameri, an Amn Royal and mother to the character, #YeineDarr from #TheHundredThousandKingdoms in the #TheInheritanceTrilogy by #NKJemisin. This stole will be the first piece in the collection.
Now just to finish up this lace swatch, calculations, and weights to begin Day 5 tomorrow! 😁

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#AtTheBench: So it’s Day 2 of @ArohaKnits#initiateknitdesign, a 10-day workshop focused on guiding knitters through the process of designing their own knitwear patterns.
After doing some stitch and construction research, I’ve decided to create a stole (rectangular shawl), with a center-out construction. I’ll be using a provisional cast-on to achieve this piece. My chosen yarn is #Woolike by @MichaelsStores, in Gray and Sage.
My inspiration is #KinnethArameri, a character from #TheHundredThousandKingdoms by #NKJemisin. This stole will be the first piece in the collection. Now that I have my lace, stitches, and construction decided, I can finally start my lace and stockinette swatching and calculations for drafting tomorrow! 😁

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#AtTheBench: This week begins @ArohaKnits#initiateknitdesign, a 10-day workshop focused on guiding knitters through the process of designing their own knitwear patterns. So far, I’ve decided on creating a triangle-shaped shawl, in fingering-weight yarn in two colours. I’m considering a bottom-up or top-down construction. My inspiration is #KinnethArameri, a character from #TheHundredThousandKingdoms by #NKJemisin. I can’t wait to start lace and stockinette swatching! 😁

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😱 They’re here! And they’re so light! And this case has my two favourite colours! 😍 I love my 🐼pandas and 🐱kitty snips! This set is the #HiyaHiya 5” Sharps, containing sizes 2.75mm / US 2 through 10 mm / US 15. I only need three more sizes and the sock cords to have a set capable of #sockknitting and #babyknitting to #blanketknitting and #shawlknitting. So. Many. #Layettes. And. Shawls. 🤩

I’ll be trying these out in a few hours! I can’t wait! 😜

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😱 Isn’t she gorgeous!? 😍 I owe The @BeadKnitter a coffee or some other gift for her wonderful tutorial on steam-blocking acrylic. 😌 Now I can use all the yummy acrylic yarns I find and achieve gorgeous results! 🙌🏾 Now onto the pattern! 😁

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In the homestretch on this #babyknits swatch! 😍 Look at that stitch definition! And it’s so soft and squishy for an Acrylic/Nylon-blend fingering weight yarn. 😌

A cup of @SiggisDairy #Skyr yogurt with @CascadianFarm Lemon Blueberry granola and a hot cuppa @CelestialTea Lemon Lavender Lane are the perfect companions for knitting during this #AfternoonAtTheOpera via #ClassicalWETA909. Today’s LIVE Opera is #Rossini’s #Semiramide. 😁 #peepscrafting #heirloombaby #knittersofinstagram #germanknitting #continentalknitting #knittersofcolor #ourmakerlife #knitpicks #makeitwithmichaels #loopsandthreads #woolike #bedbathandbeyond #knittingattheopera #metropolitanopera #hotcuppa #celestialseasonings #iliveonlemonlavenderlane #dailysiggis #cascadianfarm #ravelry #knittingismytherapy #craftastherapy #thecraftiemagpie #makeyournest🏡

Howdy y’all! I’m back from my unplanned hibernation. Never be afraid to take a break when you need one. I’m working on this sweet little baby jacket for a wee friend. ☺️ #peepscrafting #babyknits #heirloombaby #knittersofinstagram #germanknitting #continentalknitting #norwegianpurl #knittersofcolor #ourmakerlife #handmadewithjoann #makeitwithmichaels #ravelry
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#AtTheBench: After a much needed #socialmediabreak, I’m back! 😁 Today, I’m working on a four-piece #knitwear order in gorgeous a shade of #Merlot wool. This #PatonsYarn Classic Wool I picked up from @joann_stores in #Burgundy is so soft! I can’t wait to showcase this project’s progress!
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