Kaleido by Silkie B.

Knitting Designs By Silka Burgoyne

Sneak Peak – Kaleido Accessory 2011 November 6, 2011

Like I mentioned in my previous post that I am putting out a collection of Winter Accessories.. and thanks so much to my friend Karen K for a last minute photo session this afternoon and thanks for all the models for the my projects, Eric, Tara, Kimi and myself! Here is sneak peak of the collection. Please note that all the designs are suitable for both gender.

Introduction Serena – A cowl features interweave cable panel with cable rib. It measures 63″ in circumference and 8″ height.

Introduction Hannie – A cable Beanie for the kiddos. Thanks Tara K and Kimi for modeling the Beanie.

Introduction Reese – A scarf and Beanie set. It feature cable Rib with a little variation. I am working on the Mittens for the set. The mittens will be available in the coming week and with 2 different version, one tradition mittens style and one with convertible style. Thanks Eric D for modeling them, it was so last minutes and Eric was in such great sport to help.

I am currently working on the written instruction. All these pattern will be available individually or as a collection. They will be made available via Ravelry. I will keep everyone posted on when it will be available. So stay tune!

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Hello there?!? November 3, 2011

Just want to drop a quick notes on what’s going on with me lately… I know I have been very quiet…. Not only because I am very busy at work and at home, but also very busy getting some knitting completed. Yes, I am putting out my winter accessory design collection, 2011/2012… The collection will features cowl, beanie, scarf and mittens… The collection will features different weight yarn and for all ages and gender… just in time for winter and holiday knitting. I would also include my previous design ‘Maneisha’ as part of the collection.

I am having pictures taken this weekend and hopefully, I can share them very soon and the patterns will be available sometime next week. Each pattern will be available individually or as a collection. So stay tune for more information!

 

Flipper Mittens September 1, 2011

                        

Just a couple days ago, I mentioned that my stripy version of convertable mittens will be available in the Interweave Knits Holiday issue… I knew that the issue will be available soon but I did not realize it is going to be that soon. The Knits Gifts issue is now available on sales everywhere!

I love the Interweave Knits Holiday gift issue; the issue always fills with small projects great for holiday gift giving; project such as all kind of winter accessories, little toys and simple sweaters; of course the most important project will be my Flipper Mittens! The pattern is written for kids and the size large will fit a typical 10 years old. But the pattern is easy to adopt to make it into a pair of adult mittens, just need to cast on more stitches and make sure it’s multiple of 4.

If you would like me to give you a suggestion on how to adopt the pattern, feel free to contact me!

 

Baby Knit – Update! August 19, 2011

I am glad that I have finally finished the baby sweater and hat set for my friend Glenna. They are safely in Glenna’s hand so that she can give them to her god-daughter. Thank you so much for my friend Karen to take the picture for the finished project. I have tons of cute pictures with baby Nia modeling the sweater and hat… but for now.. this is the only picture that I can share.

Do stay tune for more pictures for this project.

 

Tiny Baby Knit July 30, 2011


Back in April, my friend, Glenna, asked me whether I would be able to knit something for her niece(?) whom is expecting a baby in August. I remembered I told her ‘Sure.. I think I can do something if I am not too busy…’ I always love baby stuff… they are so tiny…. so cute…

As July comes to the end, I realized that time indeed flies.. and I remembered I have a baby sweater need to get done sometime in August. I have no idea when the baby is coming, all I know is gonna be a boy. So a couple days ago, I quickly went through my stash of kid friendly yarn and sketched my design for a baby cable pullover.

Here is a pic of my process… spent a few hrs last night to start it.. Now all I need is fast fingers for some speed knitting to get the sweater done.. and better be soon! Need some serious praying.

WIP

 

Kaleido’s Book of Hands July 11, 2011


I am putting together a collection of my gloves and mittens designs from 2010-2011 into one eBook, tentatively called Kaleido’s Book of Hands. Each of these designs are currently available for sale individually at Ravelry.com.

Kaleido’s Book of Hands will include four designs: Bonnie, Victoria, Misty and Maneisha. You will get a saving on getting this collection eBook than each individual pattern separately. I am still working on the format of the ebook and it will make available at Ravelry.com once I have done the editing.

Stay tune!

 

Introducing Ecole Militaire July 5, 2011

Ecole militaire


I would like to introduce my newly published design, Ecole Militaire, for the September Issue of Creative Knitting. I was excited to see that the design has made it to the cover of the magazine. It is a total surprised for me and it made my very stressful morning at work a great relief. Ecole Militaire is probably one of the most complicated design for me but I always wanted to create a double-breasted sweater jacket and I decided to go for it. I have read someone have commented that Ecole Militaire is similar to Veronik Avery’s Military Cardigan and I felt honor to the comparison because I love everything designed by Ms Avery.

Here is the description of the design:

This structured piece does the job fashionably with a military-look, double-breasted construction and meandering cable panels.

Skill Level:
Intermediate

Finished Measurements:
Chest: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) inches
Length: 26 (27, 28, 29, 30) inches, including collar

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn (110 yds/ 50g ball): 13 (14, 16, 17,
19) balls black cherry heather #23895 Sample project was completed with Wool of the Andes (100% wool) from Knit Picks.
Size 6 (4mm) set of double-point needles and 40-inch or longer circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 8 (5mm) set of double-point needles and 40-inch or longer circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch markers
Stitch holders
Cable needle
12 or 14 (1 1/4-inch) buttons (depending on size)

Gauge:
20 sts and 38 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Garter St pat with smaller needles (after blocking).
20 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches/10cm in 3/2 Rib pat with smaller needles (after blocking and slightly stretched).
20 sts and 27 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Small Cable pat with larger needles (after blocking).
32 sts and 36 rows = 5 1/2 inches/14cm in Cable Panel with larger needles (after blocking).
To save time, take time to check gauge.

For anyone who is interested in the pattern, please pick up a copy of the Sept. Issue of Creative Knitting and if you question with the pattern, please feel free to drop me a line.

Happy Knitting!