It’s cold out there! Have you been snowed in yet? Need a quick project or three to get you through until you can go outside again? Do I ever have the collection for you!
My Snowed In Collection is an e-book of 3 patterns each designed to be knit in the stretch of time you might be stuck inside during or after a storm. The neckwear patterns come in a range of estimated times and difficulties:
Snowzilla is the fastest and easiest of the patterns. Very beginner-friendly, it requires only knits and purls with no shaping or fancy pattern stitches. It’s also a great way to use up some handspun or that unpredictable art yarn you bought at a show.
Storm Cloud is the next easiest pattern in the collection, and due to its chunky-weight yarn likely to take about as long as Snowzilla. It does introduce a new-to-may technique, fishermen’s rib, with a photo tutorial. This extra stretchy, extra warm stitch is surprisingly easy to learn, and a good precursor to learning brioche.
Cabin Fever is likely to take a bit longer than a weekend – you may want to save this one for a monster storm! When the cabin fever has set in, and you’re about to lose it, learning a new technique can be a great distraction! This beautiful two-color scarf pattern serves as a great introduction either to two-color brioche, or to brioche overall. The written instruction are accompanied by both a photo and video tutorial, if either technique is new to you. If you’ve already learned the stitches needed for fishermen’s rib with my Storm Cloud, you’ll have a head start!
All 3 patterns are available for purchase separately on Ravelry, but now through December 31 you can get the whole collection for the price of one pattern when you buy my e-book!
Fall is here and with it a bit of a chill to the air! Keep that chill off your shoulders with my new shawlette, Whatcom Falls.
This little scrap of lacy goodness is inspired by the colors and land features of the Pacific Northwest, as well as one really fun care package. Whatcom Falls is ideal for this time of year. It makes a great transition piece to carry your summer clothes for just a few more weeks.
The beads also add a bit of glitter and sophistication to those increasingly long, cool evenings. Not to mention, they’re just fun to knit with!
Wow, it’s been a while since I posted here! I am fresh back from a road trip to New Orleans, and I have a new pattern for you! It’s summer in the northern hemisphere and for many of us that means road trips. I created this pair of Road Trip Socks on my own road trip and was sufficiently struck by how perfect for travel it is that I decided to share it!
These quick and easy cabled socks are wonderfully portable and not too warm in your hands, making them perfect for that summer road trip! The pattern is easily memorized, and uses a maximum of about 450 yards of yarn – easy packing!
Because the cables are only two stitches wide and repeat frequently, they’re also perfect for learning to cable without a needle, so you can leave one more piece of equipment at home! Instructions for no-needle cabling, if needed, are linked in the pattern and also available on this blog. If you’re doing a traveling this summer, I hope you’ll take Road Trip Socks along for the ride!
So I’m a bit behind on posting this to the blog, but if you follow me on Ravelry or belong to my designer group, you probably already know I released a pattern earlier this week!
Eastern Woodland is a great lace sampler that is undeniably inspired by this time of year. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you’ve probably noticed my wildflower obsession lately. Living in what is naturally oak forest, there are quite a few woodland flowers in my neighborhood right now. I love love love seeing them all every time I go for a run or walk the dog, and they seeped into my brain enough that I decided to knit them too.
Every ring of Eastern Woodland is inspired by a different wildflower native to the eastern U.S. From the starflower to the lily of the valley and every panel in between, this pattern is spring incarnate.
Feeling some lace? Just need to inject some springtime into your knitting? Try Eastern Woodland!
Happy winter solstice! It’s already getting dark here on this longest night of the year, but starting tomorrow every day will be just a little longer, and just a little brighter. I think that calls for some celebration.
Remember that sweater my husband asked for last year? He’s been wearing it since the weather turned, but today it is finally ready for publication! I am thrilled to share with you what is, really and truly, Sean’s Sweater.
The raglan shaping and tidy shawl collar are apparently exactly what he was looking for, without any annoying (to him) “tight bits” or ribbing at the sleeves.
Although it does include some short rows, this sweater is really not a difficult knit. The minimal shaping and primarily stockinette body and sleeves make this a good second or third sweater, or a project for knitting while socializing. Not to mention, that kind of simplicity really appeals to men like my husband! I hope your wearer will love Sean’s Sweater just as much as he does!
In case you missed it on my various other social media, I have a new pattern for you! I’m very happy to introduce you to Hamilton.
It may seem a little odd to be introducing a sleeveless pattern in November (unless you’re lucky enough to be in the southern hemisphere!) but knitting is not a fast process, and neither is publishing! Luckily, fingering weight yarn is great for layering, and Hamilton looks great under a cardigan!
This is an amazingly comfortable bottom-up tank with plenty of options for both making and wearing. Not to mention, 4 skeins of cotton makes for a fast and inexpensive break from all that holiday knitting for everyone else!
Hamilton is currently only available on the Knit Picks website. I hope you’ll check it out!
Okay, I put this one off hoping it would be up on Ravelry soon, but I am tired of waiting! The final pattern in my series with Salt River Mills is a two-fer. The pretty lace cowl Steamy comes with bonus boot toppers! This is another fairly quick knit, working up in as little as a weekend.
The deceptively easy dropped stitch pattern adds fabric quickly, and really shows off the fuzzy halo of the Suri-angora yarn. It’s also quite stylish!
For more info and pictures, be sure to check out the pattern pages on the North American Suri Co. site. When it is finally up on Ravelry, I will update this post to include that link too.