Knitting

Lace Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Posted in Knitting on October 23rd, 2012 by Luciana – Be the first to comment

One ball of worsted yarn is all you need to make a pair of lace fingerless gloves.
They are stretchy and seamless, so one size fits all.
They are quick to make, and built in rounds from the palm to the arm, so you can knit up to your desired length.
This is a great project for that single ball of luxurious cashmere you’ve been keeping in your stash.

Fingerless gloves – pattern available

Posted in Knitting on April 12th, 2012 by Luciana – 1 Comment

One of my most popular designs – Cabled Fingerless Gloves – is available now as a detailed tutorial and knitting pattern.

This is a small project, quick to make, and requires only one ball of yarn. The pattern contains round-by-round instructions to make short or long gloves. It has been tested, proofread and technically edited. The instructions are clear and very detailed. There’s maybe too much detail for experienced knitters.

Available through Ravelry (you don’t need to be a member to buy it).

Like Mother Like Daughter

Posted in Knitting on November 10th, 2011 by Luciana – Be the first to comment

These gloves were commissioned through my Etsy store for a five-year old girl who loved her Mom’s gloves.

It was the first time I designed gloves for a child, and it was like flying in the dark. I had only the measurements that the buyer sent me, and no one to try them on.

It worked fine.

Medieval Princess

Posted in Knitting on September 25th, 2011 by Luciana – Be the first to comment

These gloves were commissioned for my Etsy store.

The buyer asked for extra long lacy gloves.  So she’ll look like a “‘medieval princess”. I’m happy with the result and I’m making some more. There is more than one medieval princess, you know?

 

The most sincere form of flattery

Posted in Knitting, Life on April 6th, 2011 by Luciana – Be the first to comment

Although not a knitting blog, one of the funniest and best written blogs I read is Creampuff Revolution. She’s also a knitter, and occasionally she posts in her blog photos of her finished objects.  Among them, to my surprise, was her own version of the my Braided Ivy fingerless gloves.

I’ve been reading her blog (and her spouse’s blog) for years, and I was so happy to see that my work inspired her to make her own gloves.  Cheers!

 

New items in the store

Posted in Knitting on December 7th, 2010 by Luciana – Be the first to comment

New items in the store

Another case for my readers

Posted in Knitting on November 15th, 2010 by Luciana – Be the first to comment

I have reading glasses all over the place, and thought it would be a good idea to try my hand at another case. This one was knitted with some leftover Cascade Eco Wool.

Felted mittens

Posted in Knitting on October 30th, 2010 by Luciana – Be the first to comment

Camera pouch

Posted in Knitting on September 25th, 2010 by Luciana – Be the first to comment

This camera pouch is very lightweight, and effectively protects my lil’ Pentax. Made with Opal sock yarn leftovers.

Plentyful

Posted in Knitting on February 27th, 2010 by Luciana – Comments Off on Plentyful

More items for my Etsy store. I love the photo displaying the latest one (gray) in front.

Handwarmers for sale at Etsy store

Felted Mittens

Posted in Knitting on February 25th, 2010 by Luciana – Comments Off on Felted Mittens

These are plain-vanilla mittens in Cascade Eco Wool. I made it a bit larger than needed because I wanted to felt the fingertips and palm to make it windproof.

This yarn felts easily and beautifully. I just had to soak it for a few minutes in hot water, then rub it by hand for another few minutes. I kept the cuffs intact.

Winter gave us a break

Posted in Knitting on February 21st, 2010 by Luciana – Comments Off on Winter gave us a break

Winter gave us a break this Sunday. It was warm and sunny, a gorgeous day to take photos at High Park. This hat was finished in January (pattern: Luciana P; yarn: Mirasol Hacho, double-stranded).

Luxury knitting

Posted in Knitting on February 17th, 2010 by Luciana – Comments Off on Luxury knitting

It’s great to have a fashion photographer at home. These handwarmers never looked better.

Luciana P Luxury knitting

One more for the Etsy store

Posted in Knitting on February 8th, 2010 by Luciana – Comments Off on One more for the Etsy store

My Etsy store is open. Check it out: lucianap.etsy.com

Finishing Party

Posted in Knitting on February 6th, 2010 by Luciana – Comments Off on Finishing Party

The vegan-feast finishing party was productive. I was able to finish three pairs of handwarmers that had been on hold for a bit longer than I planned.

I’m a hooker

Posted in Knitting on January 3rd, 2010 by Luciana – Comments Off on I’m a hooker

The first project of 2010 is ready. And I guess I went to the ‘dark side’ and am now officially a hooker. These crochet slippers were very quick and improvised while we watched “Julie & Julia”.

…And more handwarmers

Posted in Knitting on December 15th, 2009 by Luciana – Comments Off on …And more handwarmers

Cascade handwarmers (100% wool)

Cascade handwarmers (100% wool). Yes, yet another pair of handwarmers. I have cold hands, I guess.

More handwarmers

Posted in Knitting on December 5th, 2009 by Luciana – Comments Off on More handwarmers

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These Timiquipa (100% baby alpaca sport weight) handwarmers are so soft… They were made as a gift for my friend Silvia, but I’m getting quite attached to them.  I’m working on the pattern, that will include instructions for sport, dk and worsted weights and charts.

This is a quick and very rewarding knit, suitable for frugal knitters: a 50g-skein makes a pair. If you’re using Cascade 220, you get four handwarmers (yes, four!) out of a single 100g skein.

And believe me, they don’t look cheap as a gift.

Handwarmers

Posted in Knitting on November 25th, 2009 by Luciana – Comments Off on Handwarmers

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Cascade 220 handwarmers made for Christmas gifts.  Pictured here in two different sizes. I used one skein to make two pairs.

Cascade handwarmers Size medium

The Nicest Sweater Ever

Posted in Knitting on November 14th, 2009 by Luciana – Comments Off on The Nicest Sweater Ever

I planned this to be the nicest sweater ever, and so far it has been the best I’ve made.

So far.

The yarn is Naturally Harmony 10 ply (100% natural undyed merino, from New Zealand). This is maybe my favourite yarn.  I used 14 skeins in the 802 colourway plus scraps for the stripes.

Built in one single piece from top-down (no seams).