What the HK is on Your Needles? Vol. 23

I've been plugging away on my Knitalong socks lately (in the fab colour Indigo) and don't have much else to show you on my needes right now. But, I do have a couple of exciting projects planned for the future and can't wait to share them.

In the meantime, I have found some very beautiful projects knit by others to share with you this week (such an easy job!). Shawls, socks and hats. Oh my!

Christy (ravname: TwistedKnitwits) knit this gorgeous Magrathea shawl in Artisan Sock in the club colour Camelia. So pretty!

Jill (ravname: Fruitbat)'s Gothic Spire socks in Artisan Sock in Vamp are, to me, the perfect pairing of pattern and colour. Although, to be honest, I don't think you can go wrong with Vamp and any pattern. It's one of my favourites.

Putting together two colours seems to be a difficult task for me, but some people excel at it. Jami (ravname: darwinia) knit this stunning Clockwork Shawl in Artisan Sock in Sassafras and Lochness.

And, if I think putting two colours together is difficult, Bonnie (ravname: Amputeehee) kicked it up another notch and put together three colours to knit her amazing Earth & Sky Shawl in Artisan Sock in Plum Glace, Daphne and Loosey Juicy. Love!

Hannah (ravname: Chanala) took the beautiful club colour, Starry Night, in Artisan Sock and knit herself a lovely pair of Jubilee Socks.

And not to be outdone, Ravname: RedHotNeedles, knit an awesome Shower Stitch Beret in Artisan Sock in the club colour Pick Me. Such a talented, young knitter.

All of these knitters continue to inspire me week after week. Thanks to everyone for allowing me to share their projects.


What the HK is on Your Needles? Vol. 22

The end of December brought with it the completion of another successful Ravelry Knitalong. For November and December we challenged you to knit any mitt, mitten or glove and many of you rose to the challenge.

And, like always, I am going to highlight a few of projects that were completed (or nearly completed for one). But that doesn't mean they weren't all awesome. You can check out more in the KAL thread on Ravelry here.

Our first project comes from Christine (ravname: Avalanche). Christine knit this gorgeous pair of Evangeline mitts in Artisan Sock in Spanish Wine. With the yarn held double, these mitts look so squishy and warm.

Nancy (ravname: nbgriz) knit more than one pair during the KAL but these Double Take Mitts knit in Artisan Sock in Blacklight and Vamp really caught my attention. Multi-coloured and lace. Nancy is an overachiever.

Check out the detail on Evelien's (ravname: EJV) amazing Lotus Leaf Mittens knit in Artisan Sock in Nickel and Vamp. I think getting gauge would be very important for these mittens.

A small project like a mitt or mitten is a great opportunity to practise one's colourwork skills and Dawn (ravname: Dawn76) certainly did a wonderful job on her Adelia Mitts knit in Entice in the very modern colour pairing of Fudge and Serenity.

If colourwork isn't your thing, how about some cabling. Megan (ravname: Miggsie) knit her lovely Nalu Mitts in DK Lively in Sagebrush.

Iben (ravname: Ibnik) may not have completed both of her Women's Long Gloves in Artisan Sock in Ruby Love during the KAL, but I'm sure it wasn't for lack of trying. These are some long and intricate gloves and definitely worthy of note. And according to her project page, the second one is now complete. Yay! I sure she will wear them with pride.

My co-moderator Rayleen (ravname: Rayleen)rounds out the pack with her super cute mini mittens knit in Artisan sock. My guess on the colour is Splish Splash. I'm sure these were a fun addition to her Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

These were some of the wonderful projects completed during the KAL. Thanks to everyone for allowing me to share their projects. I hope they inspire you to knit for your hands too.

We are already seeing some beautiful finished projects in our latest KAL. We hope you will join us while we knit some Hunter Hammersen patterns during January and February.

More knits soon!


January/February KAL

Time has a way of slipping quickly past at this time of year. We are already eleven days into our newest knitalong and I haven't yet announced it on the blog. In case you haven't heard about it yet, it is a wonderful KAL and it isn't too late to join in.

For this KAL we are featuring the designs of Hunter Hammersen of Violently Domestic. Hunter has a new book, The Knitter's Curiousity Cabinet, coming out this Spring and she has graciously pre-released one of the gorgeous patterns, Linaria Bipartita, to our Ravelry group for our KAL.

Hunter knit her beautiful sample for the book in Hazel Knits Piquant Lite in Chocoberry.

I'm knitting my socks in Artisan Sock in Indigo - one of my favourite colours.

But, if this pattern doesn't tickle your fancy, you can still participate in the KAL by knitting any one of Hunter's patterns.

I've already completed one Adumbrate mitt in DK Lively in Laguna.

You can read here to find out more about the new KAL. Then, wind up some HK and join in.