Tuesday, May 21, 2013

chalkstone pattern

it took me almost 1 year to get this pattern ready to publish!
but now it's done and i really hope that you all like it
as much as i do ;)

....aaaand because some of you waited so long,
the pattern will be only €3.50 till the end of may

get you copy here

now to a few other projects...

emerald test is done and my lovely testknitting ladies
did amazing jobs
the pattern will be published in 2 weeks (june)

working on a more wintry (2 color) version right now - hopefully i will be done with it soon

i also did some testknits lately:

this beautiful tee is called Tschilp and will be part of
Anke's birdsong sweaters

seamless top down construction with a beautiful neckline

pattern. tschilp by ankestrick (soon to be published)
yarn. sur by lanas stop
needles. 3.5 mm

the only modification i made was to shorten the sleeves


this one is called v-line designed by svetlana

she asked me 3 weeks ago to test this beauty, but with all
the things going on here i feared not to be able to make it in
time....i told her so and guess what she did?
she sent me the pattern anyway, just in case i would
feel like knitting it

ha!...i tried to ignore the pattern
about 2 weeks i really tried to ignore it
...then i picked up my needles (hahahaha!)

when i first looked at the pattern i could see the stripes
...yes, i could see them!

so there are lots of mods in here:

. no eyelets - i did m1l and m1r increases
. only 2 sts between the increase lines
. started with the numbers of the largest size to get a 
  wider v-neck
. increased to the numbers of xs for shoulder width
. icreased to numbers of size s, cause i was working 
  at a tighter gauge
. added a few more sts to the underarm co, for a little more 
  room at the upper arms
. added more rounds to the bottom due to my gauge


this one is currently in testing
i named this marsa-alam 
cause its colors remind me of this place between the sahara desert and the red sea where we spent our holidays the last years

i planned to publish this in july, so please stay tuned ;)


and this will be a gift for you (yes! a freebie!!!)
as soon as i have found 1 or 2 speedy testers for it ;)
so come on ladies!!!!

a simple, yet effective striped shawl to keep you happy

hope you all have good days

isa m.


  1. I alway marvel at your incredible speed!!!!!
    ...and your impeccable taste of course - but MAN... are you QUICK!!!!!

  2. So to be honest, this is my first visit to your blog, and I am incredibly greatful to Rebecca from nook to have mentioned your patterns on her blog. I just found another handful of patterns to add to my queue!
    I have never been a testknitter, but I would love to give that a try!!

  3. Love this shawl and would like to test knit it:)
    I am craftzone at Ravelry.

  4. I love the Chalkstone, and can't wait to finish it :)

  5. I would love to test knit this for you. I love shawls and I love so many of your sweater designs already! I am thlang on ravelry. Thanks!

  6. Wow - you are knitting so fast, your second name must be Speedy Gonzales, right? And everything looks great!

    I am happy that you will publish Emerald soon, it will be a wonderful holiday project for me!

  7. I think I would be able to test knit this - really cute! I am almost done with alpengluhen, my life got very busy. let me know, barbarajane on ravelry.

  8. Hi Isabell,
    Congrats for all your last projects!!! Beautiful...Amazing job!!!
    I can't choose between chalkstone and poolside, but definitely that one of them will be the next on my needles!!!