Kaleido by Silkie B.

Knitting Designs By Silka Burgoyne

Introducing Hannie November 9, 2011

Introducing Hannie – A little beanie design for both kids and adult. Please don’t be fooled by the cover, the pattern for this beanie has adult sizing! Hannie features allover double texture cable motif and it is perfect for both gender. Knit in bulky yarn and it will definitely keep you warm and cozy in this winter. Hannie knits up quickly and will be a perfect gift for the holiday.

Detail of the project:

SIZE
S/L (for kids) M/L (most teen and adult)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 17 (19.5) inches after pressing without stretch
Height: 7.5 (8.5) inches tall without pompom.

MATERIALS
Yarn: Osprey by quince & co. (100% Wool, 25%; 170 yd [155 m] /100 g) Color: Rosa Rugosa; 1 (2) skein(s).

NOTE: Substitute Osprey with any heavy worsted weight or bulky yarn that maintains the same gauge.

RECOMMENDED NEEDLE SIZES
Ribbing Body – Size 8 (5.00 mm): 16 inches circular (cir). Adjust needle sizes to obtain the correct gauge.
Beanie Body – Size 10.5 (6.50 mm): 16 inches circular (cir). Adjust needle sizes to obtain the correct gauge.
A set of size 10.5 (6.50 mm) dpn or a 29” or longer circular knitting for crown shaping using magic loop method.

NOTIONS
stitch markers, Tapestry needle

GAUGE
14 sts and 22 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette st with Size 10.5 (6.50 mm) needle after pressing
16 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in Beanie Ribbing using Size 8 (5.00 mm) needle after pressing

The pattern include written instruction and charts for the beanie body and crown shaping for both sizes. The pattern is now available in Ravelry.

Happy Knitting!!

 

Introducing Serena November 7, 2011

I would like to introduce Serena – Another design for my Accessory Collection 2011 along with Maneisha. Serena is a cable cowl that is a perfect accessory for the cold weather. It is also a perfect gift for someone you love during the holiday season. Work in worsted-weight yarn and features interweave cable panel pair with 6-sts cable rib that is perfect for both gender.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: Approximately 63 inches after pressing
Height: 8 inches tall but can be varies depending on each individual preference.

MATERIALS
Yarn: Worsted Weight Yarn – 390 yards minimum for size stated above; more yardage will be required for a taller and wider cowl.
Sample was worked in Blackstone Tweed by Berroco (65% Wool, 25% Superkid mohair, 10% Angora Rabbit Hair ; 130 yd /50 g) Color: Rhubarb (2642); 3 skeins

RECOMMENDED NEEDLE SIZES
Ribbing – Size 7 (4.50 mm): 46 inches circular (cir) needle. Adjust needle sizes to obtain the correct gauge.
Main Body – Size 8 (5.00 mm): 46 inches circular (cir) or longer. Adjust needle sizes to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS
14 stitch markers, Tapestry needle

GAUGE
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette st with Size 7 (4.50 mm) needle
50 sts and 24 rows = 9 x 4 inches in 1 set of Interweave Cable Panel and 6 sts Cable Panel with Size 8 (5.00 mm) needle

Note: If the gauge does not match exactly like it stated in this pattern is not that important. A circumference of the cowl is very much depending a personal preference.

The pattern is available in PDF format and pattern included the detailed instruction and chart for the Interweave Cable Panel and 6-sts Cable Panel.

If you are interested in Serena, the pattern is now available via Ravelry. To View More pictures of Serena, Simply clicks on the image above.

Happy Knitting!

 

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!

 

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!

 

Back to Basic – convertable Mittens August 28, 2011

Convertable MittensIf you are a knitter and loves to knit kidswear, then you will certainly like Petite Purls. Petite Purls is similar to Knitty but specialize in Kids knitwear. Petite Purls publishes 4 issues a year and fills the issue with trendy and beautiful knitting patterns for kids. Petite Purls also publishes a list of patterns what they call ‘Back to Basics’; the idea of ‘Back to Basics’ is to provide pattern that not only will be great beginner patterns to work from, but also great patterns for those of knitter who want to explore their creative side: a good starting point for colorwork, a decorative stitch pattern, or a border motif. The possibilities are endless.

Stripy versionThis month, Petite Purls, has added my convertable mittens pattern to their ‘Back to Basics’ issue. The design for this basic convertable flap mittens pattern creates a blank canvas for knitters to create their own version of flap mittens. This basic pattern can be easily adopted to create a pair of striped or Fair Isle mittens. Check out my version of the covertable mittens! For those of you would love to have the pattern for the stripe version, check out the upcoming issue of Interweave Gifts which is available very soon!

The pattern for the Basic convertable Mittens is free and available HERE!

Stripe Version

 

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!