Monday, November 16, 2015

Truly, Madly, Deeply

I got a new pattern!  This one had to be kept a secret from the beginning.  But it's finally up and now available as a kit at Craftsy. Single pattern will be available in late February.

It was hard to keep it a secret as I was really excited about this design. After several trial and errors, I was able to land with lace motifs I liked, and they were in shapes of hearts.

This is a crescent shaped shawl using Cloudborn Baby Alpaca Fingering.  I admit initially when I agreed to do the design I wasn't expecting much with this new yarn line.  But I honestly love this yarn.  It's luxurious, and it feels next to skin soft even with alpaca.  And it lends a lot more depth to colors, and it shows off stitches more than variegated or tonal dyed yarn.  I really enjoyed knitting with this beautiful alpaca yarn.

Many thanks to my testers Vicki, Lena, and Heidi. Also a special shout out to Vicki for allowing me to steal her project title as the name of this pattern.

Now onward to the next design.

Friday, October 23, 2015

When Skies are Grey

I got a new pattern this morning.  It's a jacket, and I knitted in bright neon yellow.  I'm calling the pattern "When Skies are Grey".

It uses worsted weight yarn. It has pockets, peter pan style collar, and zippers, what more fun can one have?

Monday, September 14, 2015

New Patterns for This Early Fall

I got a new pattern up in Ravelry.  It's Season of Persimmons. 
It comes in 8 sizes 30, 33, 35, 38, 41, 46, 49, 51.  The sizes are based on chest measurements of finished sweater in inches.
It's a pattern I'm rather proud of and it's actually reversible too. So, this brightens up my Monday!

Also, a while back, I got 2 patterns published and I never got around to post them here.
First, After Chrysalis.  It's a triangular shawl worked from top down, and pattern includes it 2 sizes.

Also, Early in June Shawl. My version of this top down triangular shawl was knitted in linen yarn and I love, love, love the look and feel of linen.  It's well worth the extra effort of knitting with linen.

Happy Monday!