Posts by: Mabel

FO: Melange

It has been a while since I last worked on any designs and after a long hiatus, I decided to pick it up again. I was inspired by Estonian lacework with the nupps and mixed it up with Shetland stitches just to make it interesting. The result is a highly flexible shawl which you can easily adjust in terms of sizing by repeating some of the charts a few times. I worked nupps into the shawl but if it isn’t your thing, you can replace them with beads to give it a sparkly pop!

The pattern has been tested – my thanks to the gorgeous ladies who did such a fab work on this – and is available for sale here (there is a link to other projects and subsequently pictures too)!

Mélange
Yarn | Laceweight (I used 100purewool laceweight variegated but semi-solid is best; suitable for fingering weight yarn as well)
Shape | Triangle
Needle specs | 3.75 and 6 mm circulars
Structure & shape | Top-down and triangular
Price | €3.75

KNIT: Melange Shawl KNIT: Melange Shawl - Edging

 

I have decided to stop dyeing permanently and without a doubt. Thus I am selling the last of my store items over at the Etsy store here.

I am not too sure if the brand will continue on as I have moved onto other crafts. I’ll leave this page and the one on Facebook as well as Ravelry on for posterity sake. I do hope to get back to dyeing in the near future. But in the meantime, my duties as a mother calls first.

It has been a great journey dyeing up so many lovely items and thank you for accompanying me every step of the way.

 

And into my stash!

Due to the move, I’ve had to get rid of my leftover dyes and they resulted in the following (I think they would be super as socks!)…

Handdyed Superwash Merino Yarn - Night Pine Handdyed Superwash Merino Yarn - Dark Cherry

 

Due to my entering my 2nd trimester, dyeing has taken a backseat while I play catch-up with my knitting projects as well as other crafts. Still, I managed to squeeze in some time for a small six-skein batch on Wednesday and thanks to the arrival of my new dyes too! These have been listed in the store as I have way too much yarn now in my stash! With any luck, I’ll be dyeing up small batches over the coming weeks – just so I can play with my new dyes! :)

Handdyed Superwash Merino Yarn - Crimson Violet Handdyed Superwash Merino Yarn - Golden Earth Handdyed Superwash Merino Yarn - English Tea Garden

 

FO: Dusky Cowl

Dusky Cowl
Pattern | Destroyed Cowl by Martha Merzig
Yarn | My handdyed MCN Sock Yarn in Dusk colourway
Specs | Machine knitted on Bond USM, keyplate 1, double stranded

FO: Dusky Cowl

 

Test shades

These are some test shades I churned out the other day based on a possible custom order which asked for pastel cool colour shades. Am planning to use them for the 150 laceweight base yarn that I have to add some variety to the current colourways. Do I have a particular favourite? I’d say the blues!

Test shades

 

Some latest colourways – results of a new technique and maybe repeatable – churned out from the dyepot, unskeined and definitely very yummy!

Handdyed Superwash MCN in Blood Orange Handdyed Superwash MCN in Dusk Handdyed Superwash MCN in Sherwood Handdyed Superwash MCN in Atlantis

 

Handdyed Superwash Merino in Reflection Handdyed Comfy Sock in Rainbow

And already on sale at the store because I need to fine tune my blanks. The resulting appearance of a finished object would be heathered (in some handknitted items like socks and depending on the pattern, it can come out very pretty like this and this) but with any luck, the next blanks ought to be zero to very minimal heathering!

 

Handdyed Superwash Cash-Wool in Midnight

I dyed up two hanks in the same colourway above but am keeping one just for the heck of it. I love the dark combo – it’d be awesome for some purposeful pooling projects. I was going to put both up for sale over at the store with Nil giving me the evil eye but I just couldn’t resist holding onto one! Too pretty to let go!

 

Superwash Cash-Wool Sock in Denim & Suede

One of my favourites; the colour is intense and very rich – suitable for a cashmere-merino sock yarn base. This is up for sale but I’ll be dyeing up another hank just for keeps! Hehehehehe!