wool for a shawl

Last week I received some wool and it was time to unwind the lace yarn and have it ready to start my new knitting project. A design by Asa Tricosa : non troppo wrap. It is another shawl with purl and knit stitches, but has some new techniques for me. Looking forward to do some knitting and I am wondering if I can understand and follow the pattern. Up to now I have made my own calculations for the things I have knitted.

drops baby alpaca lace - skalabara

I have chosen jeans blue and apple green to knit the stripes. The Drops Lace yarn is a mixture of 70% baby alpaca and 30% mulberry silk, 100 g = 800 m / 875 yd. The Drops Kid-Silk is a mix of 70% super kid mohair and 30% silk, ball 25 g = 200 m / 218 yd. When I see how thin the yarn is, I shall be still knitting next year!!

drops baby alpaca lace with mohair kid silk - skalabara

drops baby alpaca lace and mohair for shawl - skalabara

And here photos of the finished white triangle shawl, knitted also with Drops Kid-Silk. It is warm and cosy. As the winter is gone, I hope I can use it in the spring over the shoulders.

white shawl - skalabara

where shawl detail - skalabara

After a week with strong cold I am happy to be back on my feet. So there is nothing new in this post on quilting or sewing.

Anyway, happy quilting, thanks for stopping and a good start into the new week,


back to quilting

Hello there, I have just realized that I didn’t write a post for more than 3 months! Where did the time go? I definitely had some long holidays away from sewing and quilting. In these 3 months I went to see my Mum in Prague, we have had some work done around the house and we had family staying us.

I made this baby quilt for a small lady :

baby quilt progress - skalabara.com

baby quilt - skalabara.com

baby quilt back - skalabara.com

Quilt details : 81 hourglass blocks and 2 borders, size 40″ x 40″. Quilted with the walking foot in straight lines. Material used :

  • 1 Moda Charm Pack Hubba Hubba by Me and My Sister Designs
  • 1 m solid pink
  • 0,5 m solid yellow
  • 0,25 m solid fuchsia for binding
  • 1,10 m backing fabric
  • 1,10 x 1,10m wadding

The other project that I am working on is still in progress, so just photos from the back with the various quilting patterns :

block #1 - skalabara.com

block #2 - skalabara.com

block #3 - skalabara.com

block #4 - skalabara.com

And last but not least : I am knitting. This is my pattern for a new jacket. The white wool is Sublime Superfine Alpaca dk and the colors are Drops Baby Merino. Both knitting wools have a superb quality. To start this project I have to receive a parcel with Red Lace circular needles from Chiagoo.

pattern with stripes - skalabara.com

That is all for now, thanks for stopping, Barbora