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! 🙂

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. 🙂 I like to think that she would have loved this little dress. ❤

So, if you aren’t already a member of the TKGA, you should go join now  – 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!

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Patterns Released, Teaching

New Patterns!

Hi! Don’t forget about my Winter Workshop hosted by the Charlotte Knitting Guild – coming up this Saturday! There are still spots available!

Go here for more info or to find out how to sign up!

I’ve published a couple more patterns over the last few days. And my very first e-book!

First up is my Thrummed Mittens pattern. This is a pattern that I wrote for my Thrumming class, and now it’s available for purchase. It doesn’t replace taking my class with me, but if you want just the pattern now you can get it!

Next up is my Arctic Cowl and Muff pattern. This was published last year in Cast On magazine, and now it is available for individual purchase!

If you like both of those, then I suggest you pick up a copy of my very first e-book, Thrumming. You get both patterns plus a wealth of information about thrumming! Plus you save $1 off the cost of purchasing both patterns separately.

That’s it from me for today! Until next time, Happy Knitting!

Patterns Released, Teaching, WiP Posts

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a lovely holiday season, and are starting 2018 with renewed energy! I sure am!

I’ve had a lot going on recently – lots of deadline knitting that was all-encompassing for a few weeks there (right in the middle of holiday stuff going on too!) But I’ve finished all that up and can concentrate on some other things for a bit before the next designing deadline hits! 🙂 (A note on what was keeping me so busy – be on the lookout for 2 articles and 3 accompanying patterns of mine in the next issue of Cast On magazine! I especially can’t wait for you to see the sweet baby dress I designed!)

I finished up a little project/pattern I was working on, and just published it. It’s a Cabled Ear Warmer, using just one skein of sport-weight luxury yarn, and an optional 2″ pom-pom if you wish. This ear warmer is perfect for when you wear your hair up, but still need to keep your ears warm (hair buns do not fit in some hats well!) With the recent cold snap we had, I really needed this! It knits up really quickly, so you can whip one up in time to use it the rest of this winter.

 

 

 

 

I’m participating in the Cheers To Ewe ADVENTurous wrap knit along as well, and haven’t had much time to work on it, but I’ve added a few rows to it here and there.

I’ll be teaching in Charlotte on the 20th at the Charlotte Knitting Guild January Workshop! Registration info is located here. I’ll be teaching Estonian Stitches and All About Socks.  Lunch is included. It is sure to be a fun day, so if you live in the Charlotte, NC area you should come join us (and me!)

Then later in March (on the 17th) I’ll be teaching two classes at Cheers To Ewe, Fix It and Mosaic Knitting. The Fix It class is a great class to take if you want to learn to fix your knitting mistakes and gain confidence as a knitter. And mosaic knitting is a fun technique! You can find out more info by going to the Cheers To Ewe website here.

That’s it from me for today, I’m planning to post a bit more regularly this year (we’ll see if I can stick to that resolution!)

Happy Knitting!  Here’s to a great 2018!

 

Patterns Released

New Pattern: Wheat Chain Socks

I have a new pattern out!  My Wheat Chain Socks are in the newest issue of Cast On magazine, Winter 2017/2018.

I found this stitch pattern in a Japanese stitch dictionary and loved it. They are toe-up, with a reverse heel flap heel and a bottom gusset. Two sizes are provided (Adult Small and Adult Large) so they would be great as a pair of men’s socks in a dark or neutral color! If you aren’t a member of TKGA yet, what are you waiting for? You get a quarterly edition of Cast On magazine, as well as many other member benefits!

Happy Knitting!

FO Posts, Patterns Released

FO and a new Pattern!

Hi all!

I have a new pattern out! Zick Zack Fingerless Mitts . These were released in the newest issue of Cast On magazine. I had a lot of fun designing them! The fabric on these is nice and dense, which should come in handy when the temps start to drop (hopefully we’ll get cooler weather soon?? Pretty please??)

So, I also finally have a FO to show you on this Wednesday. 🙂  (It’s too hot for a modeled FO photo – when it cools down I’ll have to post an update with a photo of it being worn! It looks even better being worn – it has some negative ease so it fits snugly.)


Pattern:  Ryrau by Steinunn Birna Gudjonsdottir
Yarn:  Copper Corgi Jones Street Sport in colors Natural and Dark Teal
Needles:  US4 and US5
Start Date:  April 18, 2017
Finish Date:  August 5, 2017

Modifications:  I made quite a few modifications. I knit the sweater flat instead of steeking the opening. I added one stitch at each side as a purl stitch for a fake ‘seam’ line. I casted on one extra st at the opening edge once I got to the colorwork section (Just to give me two sts for the selvedge there.) Knitted the size large, since I went down a needle size for better drape on my fabric.  I adjusted the chart so that it is symmetrical on the fronts (I decreased one stitch) – and started chart on column 2 instead, and then ended on column 34. (The non-symmetry really bothered me!) I added two sets of short rows at the back after the colorwork section to raise the back neckline a bit. (As it is I should have done even more.) Also the decrease rows (19 and 21) on chart are incorrect as written! There should be ‘no stitch’ next to each decrease symbol for the chart to work correctly – I adjusted where I decreased to make it work out correctly. (Also, technically the row #s should all be on the right hand side of the chart since you’re supposed to be knitting in the round…it worked well for me though since I was knitting flat.)

Overall I’m somewhat happy with it. I really love the colors. BUT… the armscye opening is way too shallow – I really don’t like that much negative ease at the armholes. And I’m unhappy with the top neckline. When I wear it I just won’t button the top two buttons, but the top edge comes up too high for my comfort, while the back sits lower. I suspected that the armholes would be too shallow, but I thought blocking might remedy it enough. Blocking helped a good bit, but not quite enough.  I might wear this come winter (with a snug tee on underneath) or I might not. :-/  So – lesson learned. From now on I’ll just knit my own designs since I know they will fit me. LOL!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!