May 9, 2013
Padua Cabled Socks
The latest in our migrated patterns are the Padua Cabled Socks.
See the magnificent sailing ship these socks were named after!
Socks are worked cuff down and begin with an Estonian Cast On (tutorial here on this blog), have a slipped stitch heel and conventional wide toe.
These socks belong to a series of five patterns that all focus on sock leg details and leave the foot — the part hidden in your shoes — in plain Stockinette stitch for ease and comfort.
Padua Cable Socks are also available on Patternfish.
Other socks is this series are (some still to be migrated, so they appear under our South Mountain ~ Naturally label):
Flying V Socks
Secret Tattoo Socks
Wandering Minstrel Socks
April 2, 2013
Live at last! I’m so excited to be able to show these at last!
Here are the patterns included in the In Tune Collection. All are available as individual patterns or you can purchase a printed book or In Tune eBook ~ exclusively from Knit Picks ~ although you can browse the pattern listings on Ravelry as well.
The pictures link directly to the Knit Picks pattern page so you can read the full descriptions there. Thanks for looking
Ever the Wind Shawl
Fragmentary Slouch Hat
Guilty Feet Socks
Sauriel Top Down Raglan Top
March 6, 2013
So excited to get this in the mail today!
It’s Annie Maloney’s newest stitch dictionary – a fantastic collection of 111 original stitches from this brilliant designer. And that’s not all — true to MzAnnie’s inimitable style, also included is a chapter on technical elements of stitch design, tips on designing projects – like how to shape through patterning and how to change from one pattern to another – , how to combine stitch patterns, and much more.
Another fantastic stitch collection from the author of The Cable Knitting Handbook, Knitter’s Guide to Stitch Design and Mastering Lacework, among others.
You can find lots of fans in the Ravelry group Annie Maloney & Friends.
February 13, 2013
Just added a picture tutorial for the Moebius Cast On and Twisted Backward Loop Cast On to the Techniques, Tips and Tutorials tab on the blog.
Woodland Grace Moebius Knitting Pattern
The Moebius cast on is used for knitting patterns Woodland Grace Moebius and Double Lyre Moebius. While maybe a little tricky at first, it’s such fun to watch the Moebius grow outward from the centre. And, check the Raverly pattern page for the Woodland Grace Moebius ~ knitters have been having so much fun playing with fibre and colour with this pattern! Fantastic!!
Double Lyre Moebius
August 12, 2012
photographer: Jane Heller; Twist Collective Fall 2012
The Fall 2012 issue of Twist Collective includes these yummy cabled house socks. Sure to be your slipper choice for the coming winter! Enjoy!
August 25, 2011
The On the Moor Shawl knitting pattern was also picked up by Knit Pick’s IDP program and here’s a little behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot that Knit Picks did for the shawl.
(c) Knit Picks
I find the attention to little details, like the wild flowers for the second example, just fascinating.
June 10, 2011
Cascade 220 Sport Superwash (left) and Cascade 220 Heather (right)
Why does that package of new yarn in the mail always give one that lovely feeling?
First, I’d like to give a shout-out to the folks at Yarn Forward (Stittsville, ON). I ordered my yarn online on Sunday (5th) and received it here, in rural NS, today the 10th! Thank you!!
This is my first foray into Cascade 220 yarn (I know, where have I been??). So far I have only fondled — both the sport superwash (left) and regular 220 are wonderfully soft; yum!! You’ll notice I snuck an Addi needle in there too
The Sport Superwash is in the Granny Smith colourway; I was afraid it would be too pale, but it’s perfect for what I’m planning — a beautiful spring green that just exudes images rebirth and new beginnings. This is destined to become shawl #4 in the Celtic Shawl series. And this new design will have a new and interesting shape — different from all the others. (The series already includes a Faroese-style shawl in fingering weight ‘On the Moor‘, a crescent shaped one in worsted weight ‘Margaree Harbour‘ and Lady of the Canyon which is a rectangular shawl in fingering weight yarn.)
The Cascade 220 is a heathered Moss Green and I think it will become a Celtic vest — we’ll see.
March 19, 2011
Margaree Harbour Shawl
Thanks to a brand new nifty little program that I’ve been Beta testing (soooo much more about this in a little while!!), my Margaree Harbour Shawl now has a set of written directions accompanying the charts.
It’s offered as a separate download when you buy the pattern on Ravelry so that if you just want to work from the charts you don’t have to download the extra 13-page doc containing the written directions.
However, you’ll need the original pattern in order to work from the written directions, so be sure to download both if you like the words!
Hopefully this will make the pattern accessible to so many more of you
May 31, 2009
Edit Nov 2009: pattern links added
The 2 newest Celtic Child designs will be released within the next 2 weeks — watch the Pattern Page for details
Here are a couple of “Extreme Close-up’s” — top picture is a hat (Celtic Child ~ Reishi Tam) and the other a lovely blanket (Celtic Child ~ Forest Paths Baby Blanket).
Both incorporate cables, of course — one is knit using Mission Falls 136 Superwash Merino (a sport weight) and the other a soy blend from Bernat (a worsted weight).
Ok, back to pattern editing