Lightweight Blue Wrap


Machine knit fabric with crochet ruffled detail.
Yarn: Mirasol, Khusku, #19 “Paso Andes” hand-painted, (2) 439-yard skeins
Weight: Superfine
Fibers: 40% Merino Wool, 40% Bamboo (Viscose), 20% Nylon (polyamide)
Yarn made in Peru


Magenta Sleeveless Sweater

Machine knit fabric with crochet edges.
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold, Silky Wool
Fibers: 65% wool, 35% silk
Weight: DK
Yarn made in Italy
Sewing pattern: Style ARC, ESME DESIGNER KNIT TOP

I took the yarn from the hanks and rolled nice stiff balls with center strands that pulled out with even tension. I like to work with silk fiber in the mix because it’s slightly sticky and stays on the needles of the knitting machine. This is the first yarn I have managed to work so tightly on my LK 150. The drape of the knitted Silky Wool is straight without curling problems. I don’t recall any unravelling strands or knots coming undone. Love this yarn!

Pattern piece outlines are glued with a fine line of fabric glue on both sides. Seams are yarn sewn and then bound with a crochet stitch. Cheating? You bet!

The Esme top is longer in the back than the front.

Crochet flower accents on the front neckline.

Knitting machine set to three needles forward, one back. 

Purple Sweater

Tunic with bell sleeves.

Machine knit fabric with crochet edges.
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn, Encore
Color:(0686) Wine Heather
Weight: Worsted
Fibers: 75% Acrylic/ 25% Wool
Yarn made in Turkey

Multicolor yarn

Neck binding with crochet edge.

Highland Fling Capelet Crochet Pattern


I wanted to share this weekend’s project with you.

It is still raining many days and crochet is such a cozy thing to do. I have many skeins of yarn in the “Homespun” line from Lions Brand so I looked on their website for patterns. This caplet pattern, #L40509, is a free download named “Highland Fling Capelet.” The project takes one skein and is a easy level pattern. I used the color Wild Fire #408 in my project.
You can find the pattern at this link:

I followed the instructions and mine does not look exactly like the pattern picture (they did a shorter collar) but it is still adorable. This caplet has a single crochet cord that runs through holes in an eyelet row.

Best wishes,

Fall Knitting Project

Knit panels with crochet accents.
Main yarn: Plymouth Yarn, Homestead Tweed, Burnt orange, 90% wool, 10% donegal, made in Peru
Bottom band: Lang Yarns, Finn, 72% virgin wool, 28% acrylic, made in Italy

I am new to using a knitting machine. My interest, I confess, is not in knitting garments with fancy stitches but rather combining different knitted yarn fabrics and textures together to create unique designs. I thought the Silver Reed LK150 Knitting Machine would be the perfect tool for my needs. They call this machine a work-horse and it is.

This sweater is my own design by draping the dress form. I let the sweater evolve as I went and ended up with these semi-bell sleeves that a friend’s blouse inspired me to add.

Wonderful yarn to work with!