Sep 23, 2015

Kaolin Tunic -- Newest Published in Knitscene Winter 2015



There are more and more different Ethnic Styles on runways these days. The inspiration of this design came from the Han Zu women’s clothes in Qing Dynasty, China. 
I always like linen stitch. The characteristic of it is the slip stitch. That made me think of the connection between linen stitch and mosaic knitting. So I changed the color every two rows to make this beautiful Baby Breath pattern. It works much easier than it looks.


The sweater is worked from the top down. It is seamless. The sleeves and hip have a trumpet shape. All the increases are worked in pattern. 

The pictures shown in Knitscene below by Knitscene/Harper Point Photography






I used a different yarn and different color, Queensland Collection Leché for my original one. BIG thank you to my friends: Model,
Irina Martinson and Photographer, Matt McKay.







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Jul 30, 2015

Featured in Knitsy Magazine Issue 23




It is an honor to be featured in a UK magazine Knitsy. Knitsy is a one-of-a-kind, monthly digital magazine devoted to the fiber arts. Celebrating the classic and modern fiber arts traditions, Knitsy's interactive features engage knitters and crocheters worldwide. 
This issue is available for free via the App store and My Craft Academy 



May 21, 2015

Seaside Dress

My newest design Seaside dress has been published in Interweave Crochet Summer 2015.
I am so  satisfied  with this design. 
I spent lots of time on the yarn choices, the color choices, and the schematic, before I started to pick up my hook.
I am really happy with the final results.
Here are some pictures for you. It is the first cover piece for me. Cheers! (Interweave Crochet/Harper Point Photography)















Apr 21, 2015

For the Earth Day--2 ways to make plastic yarn


In this video. I will teach you how to use recycled plastic grocery bag to make continuing yarn.

2 ways to make plastic yarn

If you use the 2nd way to cut the bag the same width of the 1st way, you will get double thickness yarn than using the 1st way.

We are going green!

Two Chart to explain Moth Wing Top Pattern

I got a question on Revelry about my design Moth Wing Top Pattern. Here is the question:

"The problem is after you move the stitch marker on row 25, you then have 3 extra stitches when beginning row 3 of the right wing. Row 1 of the right wing is fine but the extra 3 stitches have not been accounted for on row 3. I completely understand how this is supposed to look but as written it is not working for me. I have ripped this out 3 times. Sorry but I think there may be a problem."

These charts for explain the pattern after 25th row.

Center Panel Patt+Left wing Patt


Center Panel Patt+Right wing Patt 

Row 25 Work Row 1 of Left Wing patt (Sl 1, knit to 2 sts before next yo from previous RS row (see Notes), *yo, k2tog, k13; rep from * to 2 sts before m, yo, k2tog.) to m, remove
m, k3, pm, work Row 1 of Center Lace Panel chart over 37 sts (inc’d to 39 sts), pm, k3, remove m, work Row 1 of Right Wing patt (ssk, yo, k13; rep from * until last st worked is above last yo from previous RS row (see Notes), ssk, yo, knit to end) to end—2 sts inc’d. 

Row 27 Work Row 3 of Left Wing patt (Sl 1, knit to 2 sts before next yo from previous RS row, *yo, k2tog,k13; rep from * to 7 sts before m, yo, k2tog, knit to m) to m,  work Row 3 of Center Lace Panel chart, k4, work Row 3 of Right Wing patt (K2, *ssk, yo, k13; rep from * until last st worked is above last yo from previous RS row, ssk, yo, knit to end.) to end—2 sts inc’d. 

The chart only showing the RS rows. The red lines are where you place marker. 
I hope these charts can help you out!

Apr 17, 2015

Updates

It has been so long since last time my blog was updated.

Busy is always a good excuse.

There are multiple things going on lately.

One thing is: I have the following designs have been published in magazines after last time I updated my blog.

Gingham Scarf
 Interweave Knits, Gifts 2014











Another thing: 2015, my online knitting weekly show <A new vision of knitting> (in Chinese mandarin ) has been launched in 3 Chinese websites and Youtube. There are eight episodes out there so far.
Here is my Youtube link. Please subscribe and see the updates of new episodes.

Third thing: I am working with a Chinese company called Knitlife and manage an online education website huibianzhi which is under Knitlife since Aug 2014.
Every thing going really well but REALLY BUSY. 
Hope I will be able to update my blog more often.

PTW: Now I set up a new fb page "Moon's designs"for my design work. Where you can found my most publications and links of all episodes.


Oct 26, 2014

Trip to China - Hong Kong

After almost 20 hours fly and 2 lay overs, we finally arrived in Hong Kong. Our hotel room was very night and face the harbor.


Next day Mom, Ming Zhu and Bai Xuan came and joined us. We went to Peace Mountain and Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. We were planing to go walk half way and take the cable car to the mountain top. But we missed the turn and kept going up so many stairs and climbed 2/3 of the distance to the top. We worried about Mom and Ming Zhu's knee so we decided to walk down and find the right way to the cable car. Finally we found it. There are thousands of people in line to get on this car. Amazing. After all that we found a nice "Dim Sum" restaurant and had some really good food.



 After ate, we went to Madame Tussauds. It is a wax museum. I had lots of fun there.











We were waiting outside for the line getting shorter to take the cable car back. Bai Xuan's favorite game " The dark night".




 What a busy day, but good. Slept really well after such long walks.