July 2020 FO's

Show off your July finished projects! :fk:[IMG2=JSON]{“data-align”:“none”,“data-size”:“full”,“src”:“http://fiberkind.com/image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAPABAP///wAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw==”}[/IMG2]​

The cables hat is made with a handspun yarn: 25% labradoodle (From my dad’s dog) and 75% BFL.

The blue hat is also made from handspun, of mystery wool from my neighbor’s pet sheep. I spun it on a vi rage bottom whorl drop spindle (Weighing 4 oz) from the 1970s. I plied it from the center pull cone that I pulled off the spindle shaft, then wound a center pull ball and cake dyed it using Easter egg dye tablets.







So pretty!!! How does the labradoodle feel? Sounds intriguing.

This is a Shaw I made using laceweight alpaca/silk blend yarn. I started with a basic Faroese shape, but dramatically increased the number of increases so it would be extra wide. I added a row of eyelets every 2 rows or so. It is around 150 g of white yarn. Then I used handspun, hand dyed yarn to chain stitch in the eyelets to form ruching.

It was all an experiment. I thought it would be neat to have laceweight arm that’s been dyed with resist marks. So. I ripped out the chain stitching and made a hat out of it.

Then I mailed the shawl to a YouTube dyer who is going to use it as a shawl blank (like a sock blank, only
much larger). I’m excited to see if she chooses to add the ruching back into it before she dyes it. I have no idea what color or technique she’ll use, and I’m excited to see how it turns out.

Once it’s dyed, she’ll unravel it and send it back to me. I know that knitted blanks are usually unraveled by the person doing the knitting, but I thought it would be neat for people to see what it looks like unraveled as well.



Oh beautiful!!! :slight_smile:

That is very interesting. I had to go look up some of the terminology to understand the process and now I’m looking forward to seeing your next pictures. I didn’t know what resist marks were or that there was even such a thing as a shawl blank so thank you for sharing! Do you think you would ever try and dye it yourself?

This sounds like a cool process!

It will be amazing. I’ve never heard of a shawl blank before!

I hope this is okay to post here. I know it’s not a physical knitted project, but my knitting and my graphic design and very closely intertwined! This month I completed a new knitting font! It’s 10 stitches high, and has decorative upper case, an 8-stitch lower case, and a 5 stitch small caps. I started making knitting fonts because whenever I would use rectangular graph paper to design fair isle letters for Christmas stockings, I wasn’t happy with the way the diagonals would look, especially on letters with plenty of curves, like B, P, R, etc. . Not I can see in advance how the letters will look and it’s super easy to create new letter charts!


@KnitSwag sure, it’s fine to post your finished font here! I looked closely at the letters, and I can see all the hours you must have put in on this project! They’re great!

I’ve nearly exhausted my Sugar’n Cream stash. I made some small cloths for mom. She loves them for wiping up spills and such.


I love these too, for the same reasons. It’s also what I dust with.

I knit Martha Cardigan by designer Kim Hargreaves using Tuskenknits Classic Wool and High Feather silk/mohair held double, both in color Callais. Highly recommend this pattern and definitely Tuskenknits yarn!!



That’s so lovely! Your stitching is outstanding!

Beautiful work!!

This is gorgeous! It also looks so versatile, it can be casual or dressy.

Finished this out of Woolfolk Tynd - pattern - Threshold by Melanie Berg


Wow!! Your stitching is amazing, enjoy wearing this beauty.

Oh my! That’s wonderful!

Very nice!!