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Hi! my name is Lisa, and my company is Little Angel Knits. As the name suggests I mostly knit, but I occasionally dabble in other arts as well. The name of my company derives from my niece. She is such a miracle, and she inspired me to start knitting even before she was born. I am just starting out, but keep checking in to see how I do pursuing my dream!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

I am finally finished with a shawl pattern that is two years in the making! I am publishing my Lace Progression Shawl as a Knit-a-long on Ravelry, the first chapter will be released February 13.
There is a Ravelry group where you can find help if you need it. Materials needed are specified on the pattern page, so you can get what you need now! Introduction and the first part of the shawl will be released together. The whole pattern will be available for sale after the KAL is finished.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

I have now published My latest pattern, Colour Gradient Hat, on Ravelry. I am almost done with the pattern for matching fingerless mitts, I will post them separately and as a bundle.
These knits are made in stranded knitting, meaning there are two colours knit at once to make patterns. The technique can take some time to get the hang of, but it is well worth the effort! I have been using the two-handed method for larger projects, but with the mitts I had some problems. The first change I made was to skip the magic loop (using a long circular needle), and use double pointed needles instead. This made it much easier to get an even tension. I  tended to get caught with the yarn on and around the needles however, so I decided to try holding both yarns in my left hand. This was less messy, but didn't work great until I started wearing a ring on my finger! I looped one yarn over the ring, and this helped to separate the yarns and made it easier to pick the right colour. It is important to consistently pick one colour below the other, in this picture I show how I pick the purple yarn from below the green. I keep the purple yarn on my left side as well, so no tangling of yarns!
I hope this trick can help you, and I hope you will try some stranded knitting soon!

Update: Buy the pattern here!