Ballerina Bliss Cuffs

Another new one:  Ballerina Bliss Cuffs

When I was young I dreamed of being a dancer. And like so many little girls, I wanted to be a graceful ballerina. However, I got to take piano lessons instead. I still longed for dancing…

Nowadays, I am taking ballroom dance lessons but there is still a part of me that longs to be that graceful ballerina. That is why when I saw Colorful Eclectic’s colorway {Keep Calm and Be a Ballerina} I knew I had to create some beautiful accessories with this gorgeous yarn!

These cuffs are designed to keep a ballerina’s, or a wishful ballerina’s, arms and hands warm while not encumbering hands and fingers. One of the neat things about this design is it is totally reversible so you can wear it which ever way you like it best!

Finished Size:
1 skein of Colorful Eclectic’s Delight DK made two cuffs approximately 3 3/4” x 9” each measured flat, unblocked and unstretched. These cuffs are very stretchy!




This pattern is available on Ravelry at: Black Raspberry Cowl

The motifs in this cowl remind me of picking raspberries when I was young.  Every chance I got, I climbed the small fence to wade through the bushes searching for the juicy berries while avoiding thorns! 

This cowl has a lot of visual interest.  The stitch looks complicated but is quite easy to work.  It looks like raspberries and it beautifully shows off Colorful Eclectic’s gorgeous {Black Raspberry} colorway.

Finished Size: 
1 skein of Colorful Eclectic’s Delight DK made a 22” x 10” cowl unblocked and 25.5” x 11” cowl lightly blocked. 

Gauge:  20 sts. x 28 rows in 4” x 4” (10 cm) knit in stockinette, in the round and unblocked. 

Note: This is not a tightly fitted garment, so you have some wiggle room with gauge.  However, please make sure you have enough yarn to complete your project and that your cowl will go over your head! 

This is a sampler scarf designed to help someone learn or expand lace knitting skills. There are no charts in this pattern. The instructions are fairly detailed. The pattern is appropriate for an adventurous beginner or beyond. Very experienced lace knitters may still enjoy the variety of this scarf and may not need all the detailed instructions but should pay attention to the transition sections for stitch count changes


Learning Lace:  A Sampler Scarf

Learning Lace:  A Sampler Scarf

This pattern is available on Ravelry at: Learning Lace:  A Sampler Scarf

Fisherman's Rib Cowl

Fisherman's Rib Cowl

This pattern is free until May 1, 2017.

This is a very simple and highly adjustable cowl. Depending on your yarn weight, needle size and how many stitches you cast on, you will get different results.

Directions are given for one method with variations included.

Cowl is worked over an odd number of stitches, using 1-2 skeins of Malabrigo Rasta and the Fisherman’s Rib stitch.

A photo tutorial is included with the written instructions.