More twinkling

Helen —  February 7, 2013 — 2 Comments

I am so grateful….

I’ve had such amazing feedback from the launch of my new site and the Twinkle Twinkle pattern all in the same month that I’m feeling quite overwhelmed with your kind words. Lots of people took up the super sale offer on Twinkle and I’m now looking forward to seeing lots of starry projects popping up on Ravelry. I always love pouring through the project pages for my designs and seeing all the unique projects that come from the same pattern.

 A Twinkle tip

Some people have asked about starting off the blanket. I use a knitted cast on as this is my go-to cast on method.

 Other people have asked about magic loop. I found this super tutorial on youtube if you haven’t done magic loop before.

You can always start of the blanket using DPNs if you prefer but I have written the pattern this way because I personally prefer magic loop and it means that you only need one set of needles to do the project instead of two. 

I see from project pages that others have used some interesting cast ons to good effect including this eyelet one that lizandrsn (Rav link) used. 

Using my method does result in a small hole in the middle of the blanket. I simply use the tail from the cast on to weave around the edge of the hole and pull up tight during finishing. No more hole!

 Another Twinkle Twinkle on the needles

When I went to New York for Vogue Live I wanted to make sure I had a good travel project and the quickest thing I could think of to get ready and take (I was making this decision about midnight the night before I left) was yet another Twinkle. It’s not unlike a sock project – lightweight and neat. At least if you’re doing the sock weight version, although even the DK version is quite portable and easy to do on the move.

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I am using the most gorgeous yarn that I bought totally on a whim. Its Fyberspates Faery Wings and it is just divine to knit. When the light hits the yarn the colour is constantly changing and the texture is beautiful.    

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You can clearly see the hole in the middle in this picture

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It is a different colour from every angle

2 responses to More twinkling

  1. What gorgeous coloured yarn, it’s perfect for the pattern!

  2. I can’t wait to see the finished product. The colour is stunning. Will the same model be featured in the photos?

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