woensdag 22 september 2010

zaterdag 18 september 2010

And the winners are.....

Marieke, Sockwisperer, Csteekjes, Axioma and Fiberrachel
Vlinder will be send through Ravelry :)

woensdag 8 september 2010

Almost Ready and give away

So it's the night before I go to I Knit Weekender. Yes, I'm travelling again..... This time to London were I will be in the stand of EasyKnits to sell my patterns (and Jon's gorgious yarns, ofcourse)
I only have to pack some clothes and I'll be ready to leave, at least I packed enough patterns :)

And see Haze? This time I have some bussiness cards with me....
So if you're going to I Knit Weekender I would love to meet you.... come say hi!!

And now for the exciting stuff :)
You can either leave your name on the list at the stand at I Knit or if you can't come, leave a comment here, I'll pick (well the random generator) 5 names at random for some free copies of Vlinder. Give-away ends on Sunday 24:00 (that's greenwich time -1)
Make sure I can contact you, you can do that by mailing me at contest AT DutchKnittingDesign DOT com or leave your ravelry name in the comments.

- by Marleen from my iPhone

maandag 6 september 2010


Vlinder is a perfect shawl for the fall. The shawl is worked in two parts and then grafted together by using Kitchener Stitch. The body is shaped by using carefully placed increases and decreases forming a neckline. This shaping makes sure it will stay on your shoulders.

Yarn: 436yds/400m fingering weight yarn. Sample shown in Bamboo-Merino mix from Easy Knits.
Needles: 1 US 5/3.75 mm circular of length 40 in/100 cm. Markers
Gauge: 18 sts and 30 rows = 4 in /10 cm in pattern stitch.

Directions are given for 1 size: 51 in/130 cm wide and 16.5 in/42cm long at center.

Pattern contains written instructions and charts
Pattern is available in English and Dutch

Buy now for $7

zaterdag 4 september 2010

Buttons and yarn

So I completely forgot to show you my purchases at the market at Knit Camp, yes I now I did the stand from Joan (White Lies Designs) but you know me..... I always find time to get me some pretty yarns/buttons :)
These buttons I found at the stand of www.TextileGarden.com and oh my.... what a gorgious buttons they have, I had a hard time deciding which ones I wanted. But the lady assured me they ship international (oops, yet again a place where my money just needs to go) Well see for yourselves

I also bought some beautifull gotland sheep yarn at www.blackerdesigns.co.uk It was actually one of my students who told me to go and get some (thanks Jane!!) and I do love the natural fleece colors.

- Posted by Marleen from my iPhone

woensdag 1 september 2010


Finally we had some sun, or at least not much rain. And a gorgious sky with all those clouds.
Take a look
First one is Nacoya but then made in EasyKnits Semi Solids color Heather
Second one is Alyssum made also made in EasyKnits Semi Solids color Plum Jam

And here's Vlinder made with EasyKnits Bamboo-Merino Mix, color Bamboo Lagoon.
About the name.....I ran into some trouble with the names, I called this shawl so long Vlinder that nothing else seems to be right. So Vlinder it is :)