Designing, Patterns Released, WiP Posts

WiP Wednesday 6/13/18 and New Pattern!

Hi there! I hope your week is going well. I’d love to see what you guys have on your needles this week- feel free to comment below with what you have in progress!

My week is going great so far! I found out yesterday that I passed the TKGA Knitting Instructor Certification program, so that was greatย  news! ๐Ÿ™‚ I should be getting my binder back in a few days. I look forward to seeing the feedback on it. I’m toying with the idea of going for the TKGA Knitting Judges certification program next – it has just been revamped and re-released – but I may wait a little bit before signing up for it, just to give myself a bit of a break. lol

I’m about halfway done with sock #1 of the socks I am designing for the next Cast On magazine:

I’m not 100% sure how I will treat the gusset area, but I have a couple of ideas. I need to start really cranking on these because my deadline is creeping up on me!

And I get a row done here and there on my Vitamin D cardigan too:

Not to the sleeve division just yet. But it’s coming along slowly. It’s what I take to appointments and such since it’s hard to take design knitting with me to things like that – especially when I’m ‘actively’ designing the thing. (Read: toying with how to do things and needing to write down what I did!)

Speaking of designing – I just released my squishy socks pattern! Introducing ‘Freckled Rib Socks‘:

These are worked cuff down in a very simple rib variation pattern. The gusset is located at the sole – with a heel-flap style heel. The pattern is written for two sizes – an 8″ cuff circumference and a 9″ cuff circumference, so they would make great socks for the men in your life! They are very stretchy too, since they are essentially ribbed socks.

I hope you like them!

I have a couple classes coming up this Saturday at Cheers to Ewe as well – Needle Tatting and Decorative Cast Ons and Bind Offs. Come take a class with me! As always, you can see my full teaching schedule over there —–> on the sidebar. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll have my next Friday Finishing post on Friday – so come back to see that. Until then, Happy Knitting!

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Patterns Released

Tisket Tasket Entrelac Baskets

Happy Oestra, Easter, Passover, and April everyone!

My Tisket Tasket Entrelac Baskets pattern is now available! The pattern includes three sizes. These work up really fast!

This sweet set of three baskets is the perfect project for learning entrelac knitting! They are felted after knitting, so any number of tension woes are completely hidden. Worked in vibrant colors, they are the perfect household accessory for Spring! Use them to hold any trinkets you need rounded up. Bonus: they can store nested inside each other!

They call for Cascade 220 in three colors, and one skein in each of the three colors is enough yardage to make all three baskets!

I hope you enjoy them!

Next week I am in Dallas for the Dallas Fort Worth Fiber Fest! Yay! I will be sure to post updates along the way so you can see what it’s all about!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

Patterns Released

Lacy Shoulders Tee

I hope you’re having a good Monday so far!

Late last week Knit Picks came out with their newest book collection, Renew – a collection of spring/summer tees, and I have a design in it!

Here is my Lacy Shoulders Tee:

It is knit in one piece, from the bottom front hem, over the shoulders, to the bottom back hem. The tee has an A-line shape, a high/low shirt-tail hem, and short sleeves with a lace pattern over the shoulders. The tee is worked, then the sides are seamed and the neckline picked up and worked. Worked in Lindy Chain yarn, it is light and breezy and oh so comfortable to wear!

I had a lot of fun designing and knitting this one – it had been a sketch in my design idea book for way too long, so I’m really happy that it is off of paper and out in the real world finally! I hope you enjoy it!

Happy Knitting!

Patterns Released

Free Pattern!

Hi all!

I hope you are having a great weekend so far!A special birthday was celebrated yesterday – my local teaching ‘home’, Cheers To Ewe!, celebrated its first birthday! While I (sadly) wasn’t able to be at the grand opening one year ago today, I was super happy to be at the party last night. Ladianne and Sheri have built a wonderful shop that is not just a shop to lots of folks – it’s a community. And I am so happy to be a part of it, albeit a very small part!

Anyway – as a little gift I whipped up a cupcake ornament, and I went ahead and wrote the pattern for it. So, here’s a free cupcake pattern for you! I hope you enjoy!

And Happy Birthday Cheers To Ewe! Here’s to many more!

Happy Knitting!

Patterns Released

New Patterns!

Hi all! Did you see that the newest issue of Cast On magazine came out yesterday? I happen to have two articles and three patterns in this issue! Yeah… so now you see why I was so busy over the holiday season! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Stitch Anatomy of this issue was Illusion Knitting, so I have an article on the technique in this issue, and a pattern for some Springtime Washcloths to go along with it:

 

I also have a pattern for an Illusion Argyle Scarf as well:

 

Then, I have another article on Crochet Finishing! And a pattern to go along with the article, my Delia Baby Dress:

I named this one after my grandmother because she was an avid crocheter, and she helped to teach me to crochet at an early age. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like to think that she would have loved this little dress. โค

So, if you aren’t already a member of the TKGA, you should go join nowย  – there are a ton of great patterns in this issue!

And check back tomorrow, I’ll have a post on grafting in garter!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!