Elsebeth Lavold Workshop

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Mitered Cables

I worked feverishly to finish my shoulder bag before the workshop. Watching the NCAA basketball game into the wee hours helped keep me going so that it may have been still damp the next day but it was finished!

The pattern can be found in the Elsebeth Lavold Third Viking Knits Collection which seems to be in short supply. We are hoping the reprinting happens soon. The yarn is Silky Wool used double and slightly felted. It’s particularly neat because it uses her method of construction of cables in a small project.

Elsebeth teaching her cabling with mitered corners workshop.

Of course we couldn’t let Elsebeth and Anders get away from us without THE photo. It’s nice to be able to report that they are as delightful to be around, take classes from as they appear.

Falling Water Scarf

Posted by Caroline Hershey

The crocus bud pattern was not working out for what I wanted to use it for (will find a lighter weight yarn for that lovely pattern), so moved on to the Falling Water pattern in Elsebeth Lavold Bambool yarn. You can find this pattern as a free download on Ravelry. The yarn is soft, drapes beautifully for the scarf.

Elsebeth Lavold Workshop & Book Signing

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Cables and Miters

Elsebeth Lavold workshop and booksigning is coming up on March 26th.

Book Signing: 11am – Conference Room
Island Motor Inn
4391 Main St
Chincoteague VA 23336

Workshop: 1-4
same location

Mitered Corners in Cabling – 3 hours – skill level intermediate
All you need to know to miter cable patterns on your own. This interesting detail can add a new dimension to any knitting project. Fee: $50
Students should know how to do basic cabling.

Several spots are still available in her workshop. Contact us at the shop or sign up on line.

The shop will be open Friday and Saturday, March 25-26th,  from 10-5.

Cabled Collar

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Elsebeth Lavold pattern

What a fun project to knit. I used Elsebeth Lavold’s Silky Cashmere which is a delight to work with – softness plus some. The little cables were neat and no trouble at all. The two ruffled edges were a bit challenging because there were so many stitches (300+) as you can imagine to get the ruffling. As she said, a collar is a nice change from scarves.

Close up of the cables. As you can see, this yarn has a nice sheen to it also.

Lace Shawl with Beading

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Working on a lace shawl and I’m wondering if my beads will show. Did I buy ones too small?
They are size 8 and what the pattern calls for so we’ll see. Sure going slowly. The yarn is Twisted Sisters silk yarn.

Twas the Night Before Christmas, Almost

Posted by Caroline Hershey



A pile of Christmas stockings waiting for Grandma and Grandpa to fill them and deliver on Friday.








Have you finished all your projects? Mine include two scarves, a hat, earwarmers, all waiting to be wrapped. Then there is that one Christmas stocking that I’m finishing for the new grandbaby. Heading around the heel so think all is good with time to spare. WHEW! I always leave things to the last minute!

Merry Christmas to all and may all your unfinished projects be as simple as my last one. And Click says, one of these is mine, right? She’s already gotten her present – balls with rattles inside that make wonderful (depending on your point of view) noise bouncing down the stairs.

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