Shawl Addiction

by Ewelina Murach on September 18, 2015

As every year, I’ve had a rather crazy summer.  Working from our living room/ kitchen, with my partner running his business in the same room, with Child Number One off school, practising her ballet moves all the time; and Child Number Two crawling and climbing at super speed (all four of us in the same space), it wasn’t easy to work… Oh did I mention we were looking for a new house?

So the knitting plans I had for the summer remained just that – plans. All complex project that required sizing and different sets of instructions had to be temporarily abandoned and put in a box. All I could manage was knitting a shawl – and got addicted!

As a result I have two new shawls (a few more on my needles).

The first one: Anais, a triangular, bias knit shawl, worked from the point on the left side of the shawl, with stitches gradually increased along the upper edge to form a triangle. The bind-off edge becomes the right side of the shawl.

Anais Shawl by Ewelina Murach

Anais Shawl by Ewelina Murach

Anais Shawl by Ewelina Murach

The second one, and my absolute favourite at the moment, is Stormy Monday: a triangular, bias knit shawl in five shades of grey – from soft light grey to charcoal, combining lace and garter stitch. You start knitting from the lace edge on the left side, gradually decrease stitches at the top edge forming a triangle, and end with just two stitches at the right tip.

Stormy Monday by Ewelina Murach

The shawl was inspired by the name and the colourway of the gradient yarn I used, Stormy Monday, from WooSheeps Etsy shop – they have lots of amazing yarns! I’ll be back to their shop as soon as we have moved house and things get back to normal.

Here are some more photos of Stormy.

Stormy Monday by Ewelina Murach

Stormy Monday by Ewelina Murach

You can get both patterns in my Ravelry store: Stormy Moday, Anais.

We are moving  next week so I’m likely to be offline for some time – see you in October.


Sunny – new free pattern

by Ewelina Murach on June 30, 2015

I was going to show you a cardigan I made for my daughter, but I have changed my mind – the cardigan will have to wait a bit.

Instead, I’ll show you Sunny:

Sunny by Ewelina Murach

Yes, it does look familiar – it’s an adult version of Sunny T-shirt. I made it about a year and a half ago, and the photos were taken last August during my holiday in Poland, but the little people in my house kept me so busy I’m only finishing the pattern now.

Just as the kids’ version, Sunny has a seamless, top-down construction, with short rows used to raise the back of the neck, and yoke increases incorporated in the stitch pattern. The neck short rows are optional, so if you do not mind the back of the neck being the same depth as the front, you can skip the short row section. Optional waist shaping is achieved simply by changing  needle size, and body length can be easily adjusted.

Sizes available: 75 (80, 85, 90, 96, 102, 105, 112, 119) cm/ 29.5 (31.5, 33.5, 35.5, 37.75, 40.25, 41.5, 44, 46.75) in.

Although the instructions end on size 119 cm/ 46.75 in, you can easily adapt the pattern to make sizes 126 and 133 cm/ 49.5 and 52.5 in, using sport or DK yarn, instead of fingering yarn used for the other sizes.

Here are some more pictures:

Sunny by Ewelina Murach

Sunny by Ewelina Murach

Sunny by Ewelina Murach

Sunny by Ewelina Murach

And did I mention the pattern is going to be free to all the lovely people who have subscribed to my email updates? As soon as it’s ready, I will email you and let you know how you can download it.

You can subscribe here.

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