Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Flower of Cebu


Cebu (Queen of the South) is a providence in the Philippines which was also hit hard by taifun Haiyan. I named this design in honor of my friends there, who share everything they have with people in need, build houses and spread Gods love.
This reversible and versatile shawl uses an easy join-as-you-go technique, which creates a beautiful two-colored line on one side and an garter stitch join on the other. 


For your convenience you will find the link to my video tutorial in the pattern section “Techniques used”

There is no limit to get creative with your choice of yarn; Gradient yarn, different colors, leftovers….. Everything is possible. 
This shawl is a great stash buster!
Yardage 
Approx. 646 yds of fingering weight yarn 
Petal 1 & 8: approx. 70 yards (18g) 
Petal 2 & 7: approx. 84 yards (22g) 
Petal 3 & 6: approx. 142 yards (38g) 
Petal 4 & 5: approx. 186 yards (48g) 
Middle Part: approx. 164 yards (43g)
Soon available in German!
Thank you to geekgirl for your test and sample knit!!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blitz Sale 3

Today's Blitz Sale Wavebird 50% off :
The unique shape of Wavebird not only reminds me of bird wings but also helps to make it stay on the shoulders. The pattern has written out rows as well as charts.
Written from the top back neck down to the lace border. This is so graceful and lovely, and uses the delicate lace pattern in sparing and wonderful contrast to the garter stitch body of the piece; it would be both interesting and relaxing to make.
To make a bigger size it’s easy to add rows to the garter stitch body or add another lace pattern repeat. As seen in the first picture…. 





Redeem your code Blitz3 here

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Blitz Sale 2

I'm doing a series of Blitz sales on ravelry:

Today's Blitz:

My pattern Esther is 50% off with pattern code Blitz2 today.
For more info check the thread in  my ravelry group

Enjoy your week end!

  Thank you Yilla on ravelry for the great picture. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Preparing for Interweave Knitting Lab in NH

Last night I had a typical dream of "not being prepared"……. I forgot to bring my yarn to the show I was going to, had to carry my stuff a long distance from the parking space to the market place and couldn't find my grid wall panels……  When it came to the moment where I was searching for these 2' x 6' panels I woke up realizing that this must be a joke of the night.

The reality is that I'm excited to have booth 206 at the Interweave Knitting Lab Knitters Market in Manchester NH, May 15th -17th.



You will find my new colors of ASCONA gradient there:
Fingering weigh Superwash, 63% Merino, 20% Silk, 15% Nylon, 2% Metallic
Made in the US!!



I will also have these colors of LUZERN newly available:
LUZERN is a new yummy basic fingering weight Superwash Merino, 410 yards, 3.5 oz
Made in the US!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After a long winter....

It seems that everyone, including myself,  hibernated in a long and sometimes brutally cold winter in CT. I sure valued my hand knitted wool sweaters to keep me warm waiting at the school bus stop in temperatures, I don't even want to talk about anymore......

Now with the temperatures climbing to a reasonable hight, I'm back to dyeing designing and prepare for some upcoming events I'm very excited about!

The first one will be Connecticut Sheep & Wool 2014 on Saturday, April 26th.
You will find my booth in the green building.


This festival is not only paradise for fiber artist but also a great outing for the whole family!
I am always fascinated by the sheep dog demonstrations and the sheep sheering.....

I dyed a bunch of new colors and some more gradient yarn especially for this show! Pictures will follow...

Monday, December 23, 2013

Morgentau revealed

The secret of the Morgentau Mystery KAL is revealed and the final version of the pattern available. We had a lot of fun with the KAL in my ravelry group LISMI KNITS. That makes me want to do another one soon...... But first have a look what Morgentau is before we jump into the next adventure.

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Pattern PDF $ 6.00
Use the promotinal code MORGENTAU and get 30% off valid until December 24th midnight EST

Morgentau shawlette just takes one skein of fingering weight sock yarn and therefore will give you the opportunity to use this one special skein or create a fast, beautiful gift. 
If you wish to make it bigger, there will be several possibilities offered. One of them is to use sport or dk weight yarn. Please consider that this will take more yardage than the recommended amount for fingering weight yarn. 
There are also options for easy beading to make your piece even more special. This pattern works very well with gradient dyed yarn.Yarn used in pictures: Lismi Knits Ascona, gradient and Lismi Knits Brienz color Green Lagoon. Check out my Etsy shop`


Monday, November 25, 2013

Green Mountain Fiber Festival

Last night I came back from the green Mountain Fiber Festival. For me this was the last fiber show of the season. The Wilder Center was a beautiful location for this indoor event.
Yes, we had snow..... the first snow for me this season. The staff at the Center was great and made everything a pleasant experience. We even got to exercise carrying our booth up and down stairs! ;-)




My booth at the Green Mountain Fiber Festival!


This time py patterns Farfalla, Impavido and Volan where the hot items. At the last Fiber Festival it was Roxbury Pond in first place. One never knows...

Friday before set up we spend some time at White River Yarns, a great friendly yarn shop in White River Junction. The owner, Karen organized the festival and her husband provided very delicious food for the vendors as well as for visitors.



 Ewe & I Farm, NH
Beautiful yarns!!

Gorgeous wet felted hats, garments and supplies!

My booth neighbor with her gorgeous hand dyes!

Ellyn Cooper from Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets
Beautiful colors!

Friday, November 22, 2013

MORGENTAU MYSTERY KAL



Sign up for the Morgentau Mystery KAL is open now. Let the fun begin. 
Buy the pattern to the reduced price of $4.00 and sign up in my ravelry group Lismi Knits
This is a Mystery Shawl KAL so there won’t be a full pattern until week 3. No one will know what the finished shawl will look like until you get the final update. This will be a short KAL with 3 clues, so that you will be able to make gift knitting fun….. 
With the purchase of the pattern, you are buying the rights to get a full pattern at the end of the Mystery KAL (knit-along).
Morgentau shawlette just takes one skein of fingering weight sock yarn and therefore will give you the opportunity to use this one special skein or create a fast, beautiful gift. 
If you wish to make it bigger, there will be several possibilities offered. One of them is to use sport or dk weight yarn. Please consider that this will take more yardage than the recommended amount for fingering weight yarn. 
There are also options for easy beading to make your piece even more special. 
This pattern works very well with gradient dyed yarn.
For the shawl I just added Ascona Gradient to my Etsy shop:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ELENI's DRESS

As knitters we know how fast our little ones outgrow the things we make for them. Therefore I wanted to design something they can wear for a long time. Since small children grow more in length than in chest circumference, the little dress just transforms into a tunic style top as they get older. It’s worked top down with a round yoke and is seamless. The little extra neck opening makes it easy to pull the dress over the head. (My kids alway hated to get stuck in a small sweater neck opening)
The pattern is written for 3 sizes (0-6months, 12months, 18 months - 2 years) and also includes a picture tutorial how to do a 2 colored cast on.
To celebrate the release of this pattern get 25% off using the promotion code ELENI in my ravelry store.





Make the smaller size with just one skein of worsted weight yarn. My cute model wears the 0-6 month dress even though she is over a year old. 


Yarn: 
1(2,2,2,2) skeins of Lismi Knits Magic Ball or Portland Gradient, color rainbow, worsted weight at approx. 220 yards a skein. 
I also just added my gradient dyed yarn, Portland Gradient, color rainbow to my Etsy shop. It's a worsted weight super-wash Merino, great for kids stuff.



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

FFNE - Fiber Festival of New England 2013

My office still looks like a whirlwind went through. How to fit in a whole booth in is the question. Sunday night I got back from the Fiber Festival of New England, Springfield MA, were I have been a vendor for the first time. At first I was a bit nervous about all the logistics of setting up, power, light etc., but the staff at the show was wonderful and my husband helped me a lot.
It was inspiring to meet so many other vendors and see the amazing amount of creativity which makes such a festival so special.
So many nice people stopped by. Thank you to all my customers and friends who came to see my booth!


My booth Saturday morning before opening.......



.....and then the rest of the day pretty much looked like this. The help of my friend Heike saved me from running around like a headless chicken. (I had a nasty cold....)



 Rachel Henry, fellow designer and one of my favorite contestants at the Fiber Factor
stopped by.  She is such a wonderful person and talented designer.

Many thanks to the great staff at FFNE, to my great customers, my friends who support me and to my family. After selling out on some patterns my hubby saved me from a printing night shift by doing this for me while I was still working at the show. All I had to do text him the ones I wanted printed......

Now I'm going through my inventory and prepare for the next show end of November in VT.
I just listed some new colors in my Etsy shop:



I will host a Mystery KAL in my ravelry group Lismi Knits soon. For the KAL I will dye some gradient yarn in Ascona. The pattern also will work well with Color Changing Cotton from Wolle's Yarn Creations.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Giveaway

Emily from Borrowing Photographs is hosting her September giveaway.
Win one skein of my yarns or one of my patterns of your choice.
Check out the giveaway here.

Some of my new colors:


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What's New?

Summer went by very fast and so many things are going on. Let me fill you in on the newest events in my knitting world:

Tidepool Shawlette is published and available for purchase:



The Ocean is one of the most meaningful places in my life. One of my favorite childhood memories is spending time with my family at the North Sea. I loved long walks on the beach and had a great time examining the tide pools for all kinds of treasures. 
The pattern is written for 2 choices of yarn weight (worsted/aran or fingering/dk) and two different sizes in fingering weight to give you more choices.

Material: 
• Circular needle US 9 (4) / 6 (3,5)mm, 32ʺ/ 80cm 
• Approx. 280 (355, 470) yards aran or worsted weight (fingering-dk, fingering-dk bigger shawl) yarn. 
Gauge: 
• 4 (6,6) sts = 1ʺ in st st 
Finished size: 
• approx. 50ʺ (50, 53) wide, 15 (15, 17)ʺ high

New listings in my Etsy shop:




Monday, July 22, 2013

Magic Yarn Balls

New listings in my Etsy shop:

Magic Yarn Balls


This one-of-a-kind skein is carefully put together using a join technique, which leaves no knots or ends to weave in.
One skein will be enough to make the slouchy hat shown in the picture below. You will receive a FREE PATTERN of this hat with the purchase of one magic ball.


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Tidepool Shawlette



On vacation I had the chance to take pictures of my newest design Tidepool Shawlette.
I promise, that the sunrise in the picture has nothing to do with Photoshop. The colors and the ocean were just magnificent; totally worth of getting up before 6:00 am (despite vacation).

Check out my new ravelry group Lismi Knits for more information about test knitting and release date.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

New design Esther is released


Esther, a lacy V-shaped shawl, is the perfect accessory to cover bare shoulders on a breezy summer evening. It is knitted in different directions. The easy garter stitch lace border is worked first side to side. Then stitches are picked up to work the body bottom up. Its oval shape helps to stay on the shoulders.


Material:
1. Col 1, approx. 305 yards / 279 m fingering weight yarn (lighter color in
picture, Yarn: Lismi Knits, Basel col. Roses
2. Col 2, approx. 260 yards / 238 m fingering weight yarn (darker color in
picture, Ellyn Cooper’s Yarn Sonnets, Zohar socks)
3. Circular needle US2 / 2.75 mm
4. Stitch markers
Finished Measurements:
Height (measured from center bottom to center neck): 12ʺ″ / 30.5 cm
Width (measuring the oval opening) 22ʺ″ / 56 cm


Join the KAL in my ravelry group Lismi Knits