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!

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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!

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!

Patterns Released, WiP Posts

WiP Wednesday

Hi all!  I just finished up my fingerless mitts that will be in the next Cast On (sorry, can’t show them to you yet) – so now I can pull back out my sweater and finish it up!  It’s not any farther along than it was the last time I talked about it, so no photos of it either.  But hopefully it’ll be done in just a few days, so I’ll show you the finished sweater next week! Then I need to find the next thing I want to work on…. decisions, decisions.
Oh, and in case you didn’t notice, TKGA just came out with a Tech Editing certification course – so naturally I signed up for that!  I’ve finished up Lesson 1, just waiting to hear if I passed. There are three lessons/levels (much like the MK certification).  I’d really like to add tech editing to my wheelhouse, so this was perfect – and I’ve learned quite a bit already!

In publishing news – the next Knit Picks collection that I have a pattern in has been released!  Luxurious Lace is a collection of 14 gorgeous shawls. (I haven’t gotten my comp copy of the book yet, but from the photos it looks like a lovely book!)

My ‘Feronia Shawl‘ is in the collection, and I am super pleased with it – it was so much fun to design. (I love designing lace – I really need to design more shawls!!)

I hope you enjoy knitting as much as I did designing it! Here’s a photo of my personal sample (knit in a different color):

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

EDIT: Oooh, I just received my copies of the book, and I have an extra one – so I’m going to do a giveaway!  To enter, comment on this post with what you enjoy most about lace.  I will do a random number generator to pick one person to win the copy of ‘Luxurious Lace’!
I’ll take entries from now until midnight ET July 5th (so – for 2 weeks) and announce the winner on July 6th!  Good luck!

(Rules, etc: Only one entry per person please.  Valid only for continental US addresses!)