Kaleido by Silkie B.

Knitting Designs By Silka Burgoyne

Summer Knits March 30, 2011

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I know that I have been disappeared for awhile.. so what’s going on with me??? The truth is that I am extremely busy at work; hence, I am unwillingly put my knitting needles down for the last 2 months.. Looks like my work schedule is gonna be crazy through the summer.. but I told myself to start designing and knitting again soon.

It’s spring.. so it’s time to work on some warm weather knit. I would like to introduce my Color Block Tank Dress for Creative Knitting special kids Issue… I am excited to see that my design has made it to the cover of the issue.. what a surprised since I normally get a notice before the issue went live if my design has made it to the cover. With this design, it is my 3rd cover.. so I am very excited.

I am going to start working on a series of indie pattern that will features in my blog.. so stay tune!

It’s spring break everywhere.. for those of you are traveling… be safe and have a wonderful spring break! As for me, I am taking sometime off from work to spend time with my family and may be finally catch up with my knitting!

Cheers!

 

Introducing Braided Cable Top July 20, 2010

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Braided Cable Tank

The pattern for my braided Top Tank/Tunic is available through the July Issue of Creative Knitting. This is a great first project for beginner who would like to venture out from knitting square. The major portion of this tank is work in a around using stockinette st in exception of the top body band and shoulder straps. The body band and shoulder straps are working in chunky braided cable and then attached to the main body piece. This will be a fun project for anyone who would like to explore cable knitting as well.

Size: S [M, L, 1X, 2X]

Finished Measurement:
Chest: 36 [40, 44, 48, 52]

Gauge: 21 sts and 28 rows = 4″/10cm in stockinette st with the piece lightly pressed.

Yarn: Summer Linen by Universal yarns [50% cotton, 50% linen; 126 yards per 50g skeins]

Summer Linen is a great summer yarn for this project. If you would like to substitutes, choose a lite dk weight yarn. I would suggest Tahki Classic Cotton Lite, Panda Silk dk by Crystal palace or cotton Bamboo by classic elite.

Happy Knitting!