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 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 11, 2013
Working away at getting all of our complimentary patterns into one spot for you – today, two more scarves from the Manly Scarf series – these two are by far the most popular ones in the series! Hunter Blue and Night on the Town.
Manly Scarf #7: Hunter Blue
- Night on the Town
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 3, 2013
Knit Picks Shine Worsted yarn leftovers from my Nature’s Child Blanket
Knit Picks Shine Worsted color card created for my Nature’s Child Baby Blanket
So I had all of these little leftover bits of Knit Picks Shine Worsted and, inspired by a scarf DD wore over the holidays, thought I’d make a mini sample of it using my leftovers.
The colour card I created for my Nature’s Child Blanket. One sample for this baby blanket was knit in the KP Shine while the other was knit in Knit Picks Swish Worsted.
I just thought it was a really great way to use odds and ends – the scarf DD wore mixed boucle, cotton, wool, etc. for a fantastic textured scarf – worked in Garter stitch – all the ends were just knotted at the edges and left to dangle – it looked fantastic!
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
January 31, 2011
Celtic Shawls: Margaree Harbour
Margaree Harbour is nestled along the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia – one of the most beautiful trails in the world with its absolutely spectacular ocean vistas. Along the trail’s length are many small historic fishing communities that still today depend on the sea for their livelihood and celebrate their Celtic culture. Imagine a fisherman’s wife in days gone by, standing on the rocks overlooking the ocean, wrapped in the warmth of a woollen shawl to keep out the cold winds as she watches for that first glimpse of the fishing boats returning to the safety of the harbour.
Meet the Margaree Harbour shawl – pdf download available through Ravelry.com via the above link. This pattern is charted only.
October 30, 2010
Double Lyre Moebius
Ravelry now allows promotions
and I thought the publishing of the Double
Double Lyre Hat
Lyre Hat (which matches the Double Lyre Moebius) would be the perfect chance to try this out.
That cute little hat is reversible, btw!
So, until the end of Dec. 2010, you can purchase both patterns for only $7.50USD — that’s only $3.75 each! Past purchases are eligible for this promotion, so if you’ve purchased the Moebius already, you’ll still get the discount when you purchase the hat now.
For more information (or to buy), just click on either picture — they’ll take you to the Ravelry.com pattern page which tells all