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
March 14, 2013
Adela was the winner of the Elann Winter 2012 Designer Contest!
Now the pattern is featured on the Elann website for their Peruvian Baby Cashmere yarn. It was a beautiful yarn to work with.
The central stitch pattern is an adaptation of one from The Stitch Creation Genius – Annie Maloney. Come and join her Ravelry group to see what’s new. (she just published a new book – Stitch Definition!)
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
February 9, 2013
Adela is a lace scarf that I designed and entered into Elann.com’s Designer Contest for Winter 2012 — and it won!! I’m so excited!
You can see it on the community website for Elann by clicking the above link.
It was inspired by Gladys Mitchell’s character Adela Bradley. Here’s how I wrote about it on the Ravelry pattern page:
“Diana Rigg on PBS’s Mystery! introduces Gladys Mitchell’s 1920’s criminologist and amateur sleuth, Mrs. Adela Bradley, this way: “Over the course of some sixty-six mysteries, Adela Bradley married and divorced three husbands, was made a Dame of the British Empire, and a consultant to the British Home Office. She also developed prodigious abilities at pub darts, snooker, billiards, and knife throwing. One thing she cannot do is knit.”
So, for Adela — mondaine, cosmopolitan and woman of impeccable fashion sense — a unique and beautiful lace scarf to match her individuality!”
A new contest is afoot for Spring 2013 - go have a look and participate!
February 4, 2013
Don’t you just love when you rediscover something you forgot you had? and discover something new?
Today my new discovery was the Knitting Graph Paper from Knitonthenet. This is a fantastic grid generator; you can see the detail in the photo – rulers, row and column numbers, gauge and scale.
New Cable Knitting Font
Woolly Wormhead commissioned a specialized knitting font – Woolly Knitting Font – available on her website for free. These special cable symbols were developed for her Twisted Woolly Toppers book. From the website: “Please feel free to use this for your charting purposes – whether it be for private or commercial use. Credit is appreciated but not necessary.”
February 1, 2013
Impeccable Kids Collection 2
Impeccable Kids Collection 2
- published today – 5 more patterns for only $7.00!
Complimentary (Free) Patterns
Our Knitting Patterns page will eventually list all of our complimentary patterns in one spot so they’re easy for you to find. I’ve made a start Just scroll past the goodies at the top of the page and you’ll find the list with links. Enjoy!
December 19, 2012
Just thought I’d add a little reminder that most of our patterns are also available through Patternfish.com. Julia and the gang are just fabulous! It’s also a great source for some of those out-of-print patterns you might be looking for.
December 16, 2012
Hot off the presses is the Twillingate Cowl knitting pattern: there are 2 version included in the pattern – one with eyelet detail and one without. Click the pic and see the Ravelry pattern page. This is a great unisex cowl that is ever so quick to knit…worsted weight yarn on large needles. You could make dozens in time for the holidays!
There will be a bonus pattern added to this design in January 2013 and all purchased patterns will automatically receive this additional pattern. Update emails will be sent out to let you know when this happens.
The sample was knit in the luscious Indigodragonfly MCS Worsted. Haven’t tried Kim’s yarns? You must! If you’re spot on gauge you should be able to get 2 cowls out of one skein! Enjoy!
Twillingate Cowl with eyelet detail
- Twillingate Cowl without eyelet detail
December 31, 2011
Happy New Year 2012, Everyone!
Complimentary Pattern from Impeccable Knits - Northmoor Watchcaps
To celebrate, here’s a brand new complimentary pattern from Impeccable Knits, just for you!
Both designs are included in this free knitting pattern. The link will open the Ravelry pattern page. You can download the free pdf from there.
Yarn Note: Sadly, the luscious Mission Falls 1824 wool used for this design is no longer being manufactured but remaining stock (which seems plentiful) is available through many discount outlets like Elann.com. I love this yarn because it is soooo soft – I don’t like scratchy wool for my hats!!