08 Feb

bichrome

Bichrome - a shawl design by La Visch Designs

In Bichrome you find a two-color garter stitch center triangle with a stunning two-color lace edge. Made using the lovely and rustic Elena base by Moeke Yarns, Bichrome is the perfect thing to throw on when there is a bit of chill in the air. Bichrome starts at the bottom corner of the center triangle and is increased until large enough. Bind off stitches for the top of the shawl, then pick up stitches along two edges of the triangle to work the border outwards.

Written and charted instructions included for the lace border.


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Difficulty level
Stitches used include knit, purl, yo, kfb, skp, a double decrease as well as knitting through the back loop. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate knitter.

Size and finished measurements
One size: Wingspan of 192 cm (76 ½ inch) and a depth of 88 cm (34 ¾ inch), measured after blocking.

Pattern details

  • Written for a gauge of 22 sts / 28 rows = 10 cm (4 inch) over body pattern in the center triangle after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this design, but a loose gauge is strongly advised.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
  • Digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size).

Materials

  • Moeke Yarns Elena Single (100% wool; 330 m (361 yds) / 100 g) in the following colors and amounts: C1 – 355 m (388 yds) / 117 g in Gray, C2 – 341 m (373 yds) / 103 g in Natural. Please note that Moeke Yarns Elena is sold in varying put ups!
  • 4.5 mm (US #7 / 80 cm (32 inch) circular needles.
  • Yarn needle
  • 2 stitch markers to indicate the center stitch
  • 24 stitch markers (optional)

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28 Dec

pijl hat

Pijl Hat - a design by La Visch Designs

The Pijl hat is a lovely unisex hat with stranded color work. With only two colors, this hat knits up super quick. Due to the simple colorwork design, it is also a great first stranded project for anyone who has never attempted this technique before.

This pattern contains instructions for a whopping 9 sizes, ranging from Preemie to Adult Large. The Pijl hat is knit completely seamless and from the bottom up. The color work pattern for the body of the hat is in charted form only. All other instructions are in written form.


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Difficulty level
Stitches used include k, p, k2tog and the M1 increase. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate knitter.

Size and finished measurements
Preemie (Newborn, 6M Baby, 12M Baby, Toddler) {Child, S, M, L} with resulting circumference of approx. 29 (36.5, 40, 43.5, 47.5) {51, 54.5, 54.5, 58} cm (11 ¾ (14 ½, 16, 17 ½, 19) {20 ¼, 21 ¾, 21 ¾, 23 ¼} inch) in the body of the hat.

When choosing your hat size, take 2.5-5 cm (1-2 inch) of negative ease into account.

Pattern details

  • Gauge: 22 sts / 24 rounds = 10 cm (4 inch) over stranded stockinette on larger needles.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
  • Digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size).

Materials

  • Yarn: GGH Maxima [100% merino wool; 111 m (121 yds) / 50 g] in 2 colors:
    MC: 33 (52, 65, 77, 85) {106, 121, 138, 155} m (36 (56, 70, 85, 93) {114, 132, 150, 169} yds) – green in sample.
    CC: 22 (51, 56, 62, 67) {71, 113, 113, 120} m (24 (56, 61, 68, 73) {77, 123, 123, 131} yds) – blue in sample.
    Substitute any DK weight yarn for a similar result.
  • Knitting needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round in the following sizes (or to match gauge): Size 3.5 mm (US #4) and size 4 mm (US #6)
  • Yarn needle
  • 7 stitch markers
  • 1 differently colored end-of-round stitch marker

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11 Dec

bloem

Bloem, a hat design by La Visch Designs

Bloem is a cute hat with stranded color work depicting little flowers. With only two colors, this hat knits up super quick and is a great first stranded project for anyone who has never attempted this technique before.

The Bloem hat pattern contains instructions for a whopping 9 sizes, ranging from Preemie to Adult Large. The Bloem hat is completely seamless and knitted from the bottom up. The color work pattern for the body of the hat is provided charted only. All other instructions are in written form.


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Difficulty level
Bloem is seamless and knit in the round from the bottom up. This pattern involves following a color chart and working in stranded knitting. An alternative technique for creating the design is to duplicate stitch this design onto the hat after knitting.

Stitches used include knit, purl, k2tog and the M1 increase. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate knitter.

Size and finished measurements
Preemie (Newborn, 6M Baby, 12M Baby, Toddler) {Child, S, M, L} with resulting circumference of approx. 30 (37, 40.5, 44.5, 48.5) {51.5, 54, 55, 59} cm (11 ¾ (14 ½, 16, 17 ½, 19) {20 ¼, 21 ¼, 21 ¾, 23 ¼} inch) in the body of the hat.

When choosing your hat size, take 2.5-5 cm (1-2 inch) of negative ease into account.

Pattern details

    • Gauge: 22 sts / 24 rounds = 10 cm (4 inch) over stranded stockinette on larger needles.
    • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
    • Digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size).

Materials

    • Yarn: GGH Maxima [100% merino wool; 111 m (121 yds) / 50 g] in 2 colors:
      MC: 29 (49, 59, 68, 76) {93, 111, 121, 140) m (32 (54, 64, 75, 82) {102, 121, 131, 152} yds)
      CC: 40 (47, 47, 49, 49) {51, 60, 60, 62} m (44 (51, 51, 53, 53) {56, 65, 65, 68} yds)
      Substitute any DK weight yarn for a similar result.
    • Knitting needles in your preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round in the following sizes (or to match gauge): Size 3.5 mm (US #4) and size 4 mm (US #6)
    • Yarn needle
    • 7 stitch markers
    • 1 differently colored end-of-round stitch marker

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15 Oct

framboos

Framboos - a design by La Visch Designs

Framboos is a crescent-shaped shawl worked from the top-down. Its stockinette body will let that special skein of fingering weight yarn shine. The lace edging with its lovely picot finishing makes this shawl a true stunner.

The shawl is started with a garter stitch tab, the lace in the border is knit on both right side and wrong side rows. The instructions for the border of the shawl are provided both fully charted and written out. Instructions for changing the size of the shawl are also included.


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Difficulty level
The shawl is started with a garter stitch tab in combination with a provisional cast on. Stitches used include knit, purl, k2tog, skp, yo and double yo. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate to advanced knitter.

Size and finished measurements
Finished dimensions of the sample shawl: Wingspan of 160 cm (63 inch) and a depth of 47 cm (18 ½ inch), measured after blocking.

Pattern details

  • Written for a gauge of 16 sts / 23 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) over stockinette after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this design, but a loose gauge is strongly advised.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
  • Digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size).

Materials

  • 415 m (454 yds) / 100 g Araucania Huasco / Botany Lace [100% merino wool]. Substitute any wool fingering weight yarn for a similar result.
  • Size 4 mm (US 6) / 80 cm (32 inch) circular needles.
  • Waste yarn for provisional cast on.
  • Yarn needle.
  • 41 stitch markers (optional).

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10 Sep

stellaria cowl

Stellaria Cowl - a design by La Visch Designs

The Stellaria Cowl was inspired by a desire to use up various odds and ends of the lovely rustic yarn by Moeke Yarns. Named for the tiny flowers in the design, this cowl is an entertaining and relaxing knit.

This cowl is knit in the round, with easy jog-less striping and flower texture stitch pattern. Included in the pattern is a photo tutorial on how to work the flower stitch. Available in two sizes, the Stellaria Cowl is bound to become a favorite to make, wear and gift!


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Size and finished measurements
The Stellaria Cowl is available in 2 sizes, S (L), the cowl pictured is size S. Finished dimensions: height of 42.5 cm (16 ¾ inch) and 73 (93) cm (28 ¾ (36 ½) inch) circumference, measured after blocking.

Difficulty
This cowl is knit in the round. Stitches used include knit, purl, skp and k2tog. The pattern is suitable for the intermediate knitter.

Pattern details

  • Worked in the round.
  • Gauge is not critical in this design. For the sample cowl: 18 sts / 27 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) over stockinette in the stripe section, measured after blocking.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
  • Digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size).

Materials

  • Yarn: Moeke Yarns Elena (100% wool; 330 m (361 yds) / 100 g) in the following colors and amounts:
    Color A: 73 (93) m (79 (101) yds) / 22 (28) g in Gray
    Color B: 195 (250) m (214 (273) yds) / 60 (76) g in Natural
    Color C: 102 (130) m (111 (141) yds) / 31 (40) g in Dark Coral
  • A 4 mm (US #6) circular needle, 60 cm (24 inch) length.
  • Yarn needle.
  • 1 “end-of-round” stitch marker

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28 Aug

elena half hap

Elena Half Hap, a design by La Visch Designs

Worked in this lovely rustic yarn by Moeke Yarns, the Elena Half Hap makes for a wonderful cozy shawl. Perfect to wrap up in on a chilly day. Elena is made in the tradition of the shawls from the Shetland Isles, making for a very interesting construction.

Elena starts at one corner of the center triangle and increased until big enough. Stitches are then picked up along the edges and the stunning striped border is worked outwards. Finish the shawl with a gorgeous edging that is knitted on sideways and attached to the live stitches of the border as it is being worked.


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Size and finished measurements
Size S (L): Wingspan of 185 (215) cm (72 ¾ (84 ½) inch) and a depth of 91 (105) cm (35 ¼ (41 ¼) inch), measured after blocking. The shawl shown is in size L.

Difficulty
Stitches used include knit, skp, yo as well as various increases and decreases. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate knitter.

Pattern details

    • Worked flat back and forth.
    • Gauge is not critical in this design. For the sample shawl measured after blocking: 10.5 sts / 12.5 rows = 10 cm (4 inch) over body pattern in the center triangle. This is a relatively loose gauge for an airy fabric.
    • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
    • Digital PDF has 8 pages (letter size).

Materials

  • Yarn: Moeke Yarns Elena (100% wool; 330 m (361 yds) / 100 g) in the following colors and amounts:
    MC: 255 (290) m (278 (318) yds) / 77 (88) g in Natural
    C1: 241 (290) m (264 (318) yds) / 73 (88) g in Gray
    C2: 152 (244) m (166 (267) yds) / 46 (74) g in Coral
  • A circular needle size 4.5 mm (US #7), 80 cm (32 inch) long.
  • Yarn needle
  • 2 stitch markers to indicate the center stitch
  • 1 removable stitch marker to mark the RS (optional)

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26 Aug

MY Make Along 2016

Moeke Yarns & La Visch Designs together in the MY Make along 2016

Moeke!

“Moeke”, a somewhat old-fashioned word that makes most people probably think about their mother or grandmother. For me my first thoughts go out to the wonderful rustic yarn by Moeke Yarns. Somewhat thick and thin, and not the softest yarn in the stash, it does not sound like a yarn to idolize.

That I am nevertheless crazy about it is because of the great character of this 100% wool yarn, how it feels, how it smells… I would swear that there is something addictive in these specific wool fumes.

MY Make Along 2016 and make a La Visch Designs pattern!

© Moeke Yarns

Story

The story of Moeke Yarns is as special as the yarn itself. It’s a real family business consisting of Ioana (living in the Netherlands), her brother Radu and his wife Simina and their parents (in Romania). In 2013, Ioana was visiting her parents in Romania and found two large bags of yarn spun by her grandmother.

It was then that she realized that Romania has a good number of traditional breeds of sheep and a long tradition in wool processing. However, this tradition likely to be lost due to the poor economic conditions: shepherds can’t find people to sell their wool to and eventually burn it to get rid of it. What a terrible thing!

MY Make Along 2016 and make a La Visch Designs pattern!

© Moeke Yarns

Ioana and her brother decided to start making yarn from the fleece of animal friendly kept Romanian sheep. In line with the traditional way of processing, the wool is washed without harsh chemicals and spun locally using machines that have been in use for over 100 years. And to remain with the ecological responsible thought, the yarn is only available in natural colors. Now, several years later, the brand is (unsurprisingly) a worldwide success

MY Make Along 2016 and make a La Visch Designs pattern!

© Moeke Yarns

MY Make Along 2016

And that brings me to the following: The MY Make Along 2016! This is an international event, which starts on September 12. It is dedicated to knitting, crocheting and weaving, using yarns by Moeke Yarns. An event which designers and creators who share a deep love of creating, respect for animals and nature, are brought together.

And yes, I am one of the participating designers! Two of my designs will be eligible for the Make Along. One of these is my Elena Half Hap design, the other (a cowl pattern)  will be published in a couple of weeks.

Elena Half Hap, a design by La Visch Designs

Participating

To participate in the Make Along there are 2 conditions: 1) make one or more of the selected patterns designed for Moeke Yarns that are or will be released this year, and 2) use a yarn by Moeke Yarns to make your project.

On the following website you can read all about the participating designers, the sponsors and the prizes you can http://www.moeke-yarns.com/index.php/MY2016

The Make Along will run through Instagram and Facebook. Join the Facebook group to get involved, find the group on https://www.facebook.com/groups/538312436376878/ 
Also, you can follow the hashtag #mymakealong2016 on Instagram and Facebook as well as the blog of Moeke Yarns 
(http://www.moeke-yarns.com/index.php/blog) for updates and news about the Make Along.

I’m looking forward to see you in the MY Make Along 2016!

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24 Jul

luule

Luule by La Visch Designs

Luule means “poetry” in Estonian. The Luule stole was designed for and dedicated to my mother, because she wanted to knit pretty lace. The delicate lace is based on traditional Estonian stitch patterns, which are knit on both right and wrong sides of the fabric and include nupps. Instructions for both traditional and easy nupps are included.

This shawl begins with a provisional cast on followed by a lovely leaf lace edging and border. After the provisional cast on has been undone, the center is filled with diamond lace. The top edge mirrors the bottom. The instructions for the shawl are provided both fully charted and written out.


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Size and finished measurements
One size – finished dimensions: 58 cm (23 inch) wide and 180 cm (71 inch) long, measured after blocking.

Difficulty
This stole starts with a provisional cast on and contains lace that is knit on both right and wrong sides of the fabric. Stitches used include knit, purl, k2tog, k3tog, skp, yo, p2tog, a centered double decrease (sl2-k1-p2sso), Estonian 3 into 3 gathered stitches and nupps.
This pattern is suitable for the advanced knitter.

Pattern details

  • Worked flat back and forth.
  • For the sample shawl measured after blocking: 19.2 sts / 24 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) over body in Diamonds pattern. Gauge is however not critical for this design, the lace will open up after blocking.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
  • Digital PDF has 4 pages (A4 size).

Materials

  • Yarn: 800 m (875 yds) Garnstudio Drops Lace [70% alpaca, 30% silk; 400 m (438 yds) per 50 g]. Substitute any lace weight yarn of comparable thickness for a similar result
  • Knitting needles in your preferred style in size 3.5 mm (US #4).
  • Yarn needle
  • Waste yarn for provisional cast on
  • 11 stitch markers (optional)
  • Crochet hook in a size equivalent to the size of your knitting needles (optional, for easy nupps)

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03 Jul

cinematic

Cinematic by La Visch Designs

Cinematic is a simple but stylish triangular shawl knit sideways in garter stitch. With it’s generous size of 215 cm (84 ½ inch) along the upper edge and a depth of 52 cm (20 ½ inch) it is perfect to wear as an elegant scarf.

Eyelet rows and stripes in a contrast color, combined with a gradient yarn, make for a highly customizable accessory. Wear it with a shirt and jeans for a casual look or with that little back dress for a more dramatic look.


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Size and finished measurements
Finished dimensions of the sample shawl: 215 cm (84 ½ inch) along the upper edge and a depth of 52 cm (20 ½ inch), measured after blocking.

Difficulty
Stitches used include knit, purl, yo, k2tog and kfb. This pattern is suitable for the beginning to intermediate knitter.

Pattern details

  • Worked flat back and forth.
  • Gauge is not critical in this design, but should be on the loose side. For the sample shawl measured after blocking: 16 sts / 34 rows = 10 cm (4 inch) in garter stitch.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
  • Digital PDF has 2 pages for the English version and 3 pages for the Dutch version (A4 size).

Materials

  • Yarn: MC: 460 m (503 yds) / 100 g Uilenstad Swifter Sokkenwol [75% Wool, 25% polyamide] in “Sweet Pink”.  CC: 210 m (230 yds) / 50 g Sockenwolle Treviso [75% Wool, 25% polyamide] in gray. Substitute any fingering weight yarn in a gradient for the MC and any solid color for the CC for a similar result.
  • Size 4 mm (US 6) / 80 cm (32 inch) circular needles were used for the sample shawl.
  • Yarn needle

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25 May

Linea

Linea by La Visch Designs

Linea is an airy lace shawl with a simple and appealing play on lines and differences in lacy texture. Using mainly yarn overs and right- and left-leaning decreases, Linea looks much more complex than it actually is to knit. The perfect choice for a first lace shawl project!

This shawl is knitted from the top-down in one piece, starting at the neck edge with a garter tab. The instructions for the body and the border of the shawl are provided both fully charted and written out.


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Size and finished measurements
Finished dimensions of the sample shawl: span width of 180 cm (71 inch) and a depth of 73 cm (29 inch), measured after blocking.

Difficulty
This shawl is started with a garter stitch tab. Stitches used include knit, purl, skp, k2tog, yo and a centered double decrease. This pattern is suitable for the intermediate knitter.

Pattern details

  • Worked flat back and forth.
  • Gauge is not critical in this design. For the sample shawl measured after blocking: 14 sts / 24 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) over body pattern.
  • Pattern languages included: English and Dutch (Dit patroon omvat zowel een Nederlandse als een Engelse versie).
  • Digital PDF has 4 pages for the English version and 5 pages for the Dutch version (A4 size).

Materials

  • Yarn: 398 m (436 yds) Regia Silk 4-ply / 4 fädig (Uni / Solid) [55% Merino, 25% Nylon, 20% Silk; 199 m (218 yds) per 50 g skein]. Substitute any fingering weight yarn for a similar result.
  • Size 4.5 mm (US 7) / 80 cm (32 inch) circular needles were used for the sample shawl.
  • Yarn needle
  • 1 stitch marker to indicate the center stitch
  • 18 stitch markers (optional)

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