On the Needles and In the Stash

//On the Needles and In the Stash

On the Needles and In the Stash


Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week and ready to welcome the weekend to have some more yarn time! As for me I want to focus on two projects – new sweater in Moeke’s Elena and a simple shawl from March’s Knitcrate surprise yarn box.
Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern

I gasped when I opened my box this time – the color palette selected by Knitcrate team is so perfect, even the packaging is too beautiful to throw away. March brought two squishy Crock-O-Dye (adore this name!) skeins (wool/nylon/silk blend) in rich deep colors from Knit One Crochet Too, two shawl patterns (I am thinking to cast on Windswept – will be perfect for my friend) and the cutest stitch markers set from Gloria Patre Spin N’ Knit.

If you ever decide to subscribe to Knitcrate monthly yarn box, don’t forget to use my special 20% discount code GOK20.


Cute sheep are already in use – aren’t they adorable?

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern

This time Ioana and I decided it would be great to have at least one pattern for two strands of yarn. I got to know Elena pretty well while designing Journey and The Choice; but double strand feels like a brand new yarn, even a simple stockinette stitch looks slightly different. It obviously knits up much faster, but still has this beautiful drape to it. I can only imagine how beautifully it will flourish after blocking!

Textured Sweater Knitting Pattern

Have a wonderful creative weekend!


By | 2017-05-12T07:45:29+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Knitting|8 Comments


  1. Tahnee May 15, 2017 at 12:07 am - Reply

    Those two dark skeins from your knitcrate look amazing, already in the picture they look so intense in colour, I can only imagine how impressive they must look in real life!

    • Alina May 15, 2017 at 7:21 am - Reply

      Yes, the colors are amazing! I couldn’t resist and cast them on this weekend! 🙂

  2. karen May 15, 2017 at 4:53 am - Reply

    beautiful yarns and knitting but I love that wee little stitch marker (sheep!!).

    • Alina May 15, 2017 at 7:22 am - Reply

      I know!!! The markers are just too adorable 🙂

  3. Julie May 15, 2017 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    oooh, such gorgeous yarn photos, and I love that rich burgundy, and the amazing navy!

  4. Lisa May 18, 2017 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Ohhh boy those look amazing. I am in love with the purple yarns, they really did pick well! And your fun two-strand project looks, well…fun! Good luck!

  5. autumngeisha May 21, 2017 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    What a gorgeous Knitcrate package! Elena held double looks so pretty. Can’t wait to see more.

  6. Melissa May 22, 2017 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Oh dear me, those colors couldn’t get much richer, could they? Love them and your adorable sheep marker 🙂

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