Deco Panel Wrap – Work in Progress

Patterns available on Ravelry
Accessories available on Etsy

My newest design for a lace knit wrap is still a work in progress, as you can see from the photo.


I’m knitting this on US size 2 (2.75mm ) needles with Malabrigo Lace yarn, which is 100 per cent baby merino wool, in a color called Water Green that has subtle tonal changes.

The finished wrap will measures around 13 x 60 inches or 33 x 152.5 cm.

The central scroll stitch panel is surrounded by English mesh lace panels and the edges are traveling vines of knit lace.

Come back for a visit for the pattern and to see the finished accessory – although I’ve got a Christmas scarf and a custom order in the works before this one will be ready to go.

Happy knitting!

Sea and Stars Revisited: Larger-sized Lace Knit Shawl with Beads


December in Thailand is one of the only times that the temperatures cool and the humidity drops. The stars can be seen clearly at night and the sea takes on its special once-in-a-year appearance as well. We come to appreciate this very brief respite from the heat – that’s gone all too soon.

I designed and hand knit this shawl with this well-loved season in mind. The basic stitches are an Estonian asynchronous lace stitch for the starry background and a dainty eyelet chevron for the sea’s waves.


The generously sized shawl measures 71 inches (180cm) across top; 62 inches (157.5cm) wide at widest point; 28 inches (72cm) from top to bottom point. It was knit with a hand-dyed alpaca and wool blend yarn. The colors range from light blue through the blue spectrum.

Enjoy this wrap any cool evening – whether you live in the tropics or in a more temperate climate.

If you’d like to purchase the shawl, it’s available in my Etsy shop.

If you’d like to knit one yourself, the pattern is available on Ravelry, and there are notes about adding beads to the original pattern.

Happy Knitting!

On the Needles: Hand-Dyed Lavender Bamboo Blend

A work in progress!

Lavande Bambou on the needles

This is my Buds and Flowers lace knit bandana/shawl in Biscotte & Cie’s Super Bambou in Lavande. It’s a hand-dyed fingering weight yarn that a blend of merino and bamboo and is one of my favorites to work with.

If you’d like to see a finished shawl in this design, visit the Ravelry page to see photos (and you can purchase the pattern here as well).

I’ll have another shawl to show you next week, after it’s been blocked into shape.

I’ve been away for the past week at my niece’s wedding in the U.S. – so knitting wasn’t my top priority!

Happy Knitting!

My Second eBook – Save on Popular Scarf Patterns

I love to travel and I love to knit, and look for inspiration for my designs around the world as I look for new and interesting yarns to work with as well.


In this collection of patterns you’ll find a year’s worth of scarves and wraps in both lace and texture designs, including a scarf that the man in your life would be proud to wear.

The designs in Lace and Texture: Scarves for the Whole Year feature patterns that knit up into accessories that are perfect for everyday wear, special occasions, and even Christmas!

All four patterns require a bit of knitting experience, but advanced beginner and intermediate knitters should find both the lace and texture designs enjoyable to knit.

You’ll find Tribal Traces, an African sampler design that features an elephant and a variety of tribal symbols, and is one of my most popular patterns. Blossoms and Vines is another favorite, and is an open-work pattern of flower and trellised leaf lace stitches.

Get in the holiday spirit with Christmas Trees and Snowflakes. This rectangular lace knit scarf incorporates trees and snowflakes, as the name implies, and is made even more festive with the placement of a glass bead atop each of the Christmas trees.

Speaking of Christmas, for the man on your list I’ve included Textured Geometrics, a reversible knit scarf that’s generous in size and masculine enough to ensure that he’ll wear it!

Save over 30 per cent on the price of the individual patterns by purchasing the eBook. Click here!

Happy Knitting!