It’s been deathly quiet around here and I apologise. Day job, family and other life stuff has taken more of my time than usual and the yarns and dyeing had no choice but to take a backseat. Temporarily. Dubai Knits is still in business. Very much so. Whatever is in stock is listed on the website. I can still take custom dye orders if anyone is interested.
I’m slowly getting back into dyeing and hope to come up with a pre-order Sweater Collection shortly.
In the meantime, I would like to share with you some of the recent knitting FOs found on Ravelry using Dubai Knits yarns. They are all gorgeous! I hope these inspire you to knit up your Dubai Knits yarns.
Anamarie’s Hitchhiker using Faith, Hope and Love, colourway Murder in the Bahamas. I love how Anamarie used the yellow wall to contrast against the blue shawl.
About a year ago, I sent two skeins of yarn and some hats to Joji Locatelli. Yes, the talented knitwear designer from Buenos Aires. She then proceeded to design this free hat pattern with a lovely cable detail using my MCN DK yarn in colourway India Blue. Joji’s Little Lonely Cable would look great for either male or female recipient.
Stephanie’s Koolhaas looks cool in FHL, colourway Formal. She held the yarn double so it’s extra smooshy. I was so afraid of this pattern before, but I have since made three of them. Stephanie’s dear husband makes a really good hat model.
knitpetite’s Korrigan is adorable! I have loved this pattern forever but have not made one. Maybe I should. This is made using Squishy sock yarn in colourway Orchard. Great choice as it is machine washable, light yet gives enough warmth to wee ones.
Eliza’s Mountain Moss Shawl is a delight. I never saw it in person but knowing just how neat a knitter Eliza is, I know this is an heirloom piece. The drape is thanks to the 50% silk in FHL. The colourway is Jazzberry, which is the name of an actual Crayola colour.
How adorable is Tracy’s Sprinkle? The stitch patternis simple and repetitive but gives a very interestingly textured finished garment. Yarn used is Chameleon in Clear Skies (the lighter blue). It’s an old yarn base, which sadly had to be discontinued due to supply issues.
Charmaine’s Traveling Lace Fern Shawl started life as something else. I think this was third time lucky for this skein of Pure of Hearts lace. I remember dyeing this particular colourway, called it Winter Berries and almost didn’t want to let them go. Charmaine did a wonderful job turning this into a delicate, very feminine scarf.
Analisa’s Zombie Vixen in Squishy colourway Teal-icious! These fingerless mittens are a joy to knit, simple, but hugely satisfying and highly wearable. I made a pair for a KAL once and would love to do one again in a semi-solid colourway. Kudos to Analisa for making the variegated teal work so well with the pattern.
Well done, everyone. Thank you for taking care of my yarny babies and I hope you enjoyed knitting with them as much as I loved dyeing them. Hopefully there will be more Dubai Knits FOs to come.