Archive for March, 2011

Third time the charm – Oscar de la Renta crochet cardi

March 17, 2011

Last Sunday I started a new crochet project. Well, it’s not new to me, as it is my third attempt, first two attempts failed because I wasn’t happy with the yarn I chose. This time the yarn is luxury itself, 100% silk from colourmart, in navy blue. It is a classic colour and I hope to wear the cardi a lot.

Colourmart 40/120NM DK silk 87 french navy

Colourmart 40/120NM DK silk 87 french navy

This is the object of my long-time obsession: Oscar de la Renta inspired crochet cardigan with ribbons. It is from 2010 collection, it is sooo pretty, I can’t resist it. I fell in love with it at the first sight. I adore the ribbons, such a simple thing to do that transforms a simple cardigan into something special.

Oscar de la Renta crochet cardigan

Oscar de la Renta crochet cardigan

This is also a challenge. Some friends invited me to the ballet, it is in 10 days time, and I want to wear my new cardi. And as I am still in the Alpes, I will have to order all my supplies on-line. I have already bought some yarn from colourmart, I also got some ribbon samples from ebay. In addition to the cardiĀ  I also want to sew a quick pencil skirt. I have already ordered my fabric, on-line again, and hope it will arrive today. It is a rather ambitious plan, we’ll see what will come off it. So far I managed to crochet half of the body. Next thing on my list is to choose and order ribbons.

Oscar de la Renta cardigan

Oscar de la Renta cardigan

The last thing to mention is that it is part of the CAL from club.osinka.ru, where as usual girls from osinka share their ideas and photos of finished garments.

Golden Dreams Hat – new pattern release

March 8, 2011

I have released a new pattern, Golden Dreams hat, to match Golden Dreams scarf.

Hat is knit in DK weight yarn, purple hat is shown GGH Wollywash yarn, which is 100% merino wool, and the white hat is shown in RYC Luxury Cotton, which is 50% cotton, 45% viscose and 5% silk (it is a lovely summer yarn, but unfortunately it is now discontinued.

You will need less than 2 balls of yarn for this project. And you can either follow the chart or written instruction for the stitch pattern.

Golden Dreams hat, knitting pattern by Katya Wilsher

Golden Dreams hat

Golden Dreams hat, knitting pattern by Katya Wilsher

Golden Dreams hat in white