New Release! Summer Evening Tee is a sport weight tee with a lace bottom that is designed to be worn on warm summer evenings. The cap sleeves give breathing room under the arms, to help with your comfort level. I have provided basic measurements for everything, however I went deeper on the bust measurements. Since every woman is different when it comes to bust size, I have given instructions on how to tailor the bust for your size. This will allow you to tailor it for your cup size, and have a tee that is comfortable and flattering.
I have released another sock pattern. This one, called The Secret Garden Socks feature rosebud flowers that flow up the foot and legs. Instead of a traditional knit bobble, I have use a crocheted version. This means that the bobble that represents the bud will be a fluffy part of yarn, instead of a hard ball. This also makes it ideal for use on a foot. The socks will be much easier to wear in shoes, compared to having regular bobbles.
The inspiration came from a club yarn I received a few months ago. It was from Into the Whirled, and is the Pakokku sock line, in the Yes! Encouragement colorway. It was such fun, bright colors that it just needed somewhere to shine. As I looked through different designs, it felt like most patterns would just fade away. So, I needed something that had the strength to not only compete with the color, but hold its own. The rosebud pattern does just that. The rosebud also makes the socks a bit thicker with the leaves and bobbles, so it makes them a great sock for cooler weather.
I hope you all enjoy this pattern!
New Release! Let me introduce my latest scarf. This is my Dragon Scale scarf. It has a wandering design that runs the length of the scarf to create a motif that looks like dragon scales. With this lace, and the yarn I used, it has a light airy feeling. While being thick and warm, it still has a bit of air flow, which allows it to be worn on days that aren’t quite as cold.
For this scarf, I used Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal Worsted yarn. It only used a single skein of yarn, which was fabulous. The spring on this yarn is amazing. I knit the scarf to 64″ long, but when I did the wet blocking it ended up at 82″. An amazing amount of stretch. I am going to love this when we start seeing those cold days coming through.
New Release! This is my Moss Brioche Cowl. This cowl is designed to be reversible, which means it has some different brioche stitches to make it work in the round. The brioche gives the cowl a fluffy appearance, while also allowing a heavily variegated yarn to be the star. If you aren’t using a variegated yarn? Then the brioche gets its time to shine. This cowl is knit with a single skein of sport weight yarn, approximately 335 yds. I designed the cowl to use up as much of this skein as possible, to create as little left over as possible. This will involve a bit of calculating as you go, just to make sure you are left with enough to work the bind off.
New Release! My Lace Argyle socks have been released. The testing was completed so much faster than I expected, so I was able to get these out a week ahead of schedule. My testers were rockstars!
These socks have the look of argyle, without the colorwork. The lace gives them an airy feel that is great when warmer weather starts to creep in. It makes them nice socks for lounging in the AC, or for cooler evenings when you need to keep those tootsies warm, but it’s just not cool enough for a full knit sock. I honestly wear my knit socks all year long, and love the lace ones for inside in the summer when the AC makes me a bit chilly.
I hope you love them!!
I released a new pattern today, called Ripple Socks. These socks are designed to create movement in through the cables, regardless of the yarn. I wanted to be able to add texture to yarns that are normally very busy for a regular pattern or something lace. I hope everyone thinks that this has been successful! I enjoy these socks because the pattern is easy to remember. It’s quite short with only a couple cables every once in a while to deal with. The simplicity makes them a faster knit as well.
One of the first patterns I launched was Diamonds at Sea. They were fun, but a bit ambitious for one of my first sock patterns. I wasn’t able to actually figure out how to do sizes other than medium, which is what I wore. This week I sat down and pulled everything together and gave that pattern a total overhaul. I have changed design programs since I launched this pattern, and now use Word for all the actually pattern stuff, other than charts. That meant I could actually change all the font details and things to be more in line with industry standards. I also changed the pictures, and over all just made the look of the pattern more appealing. Then I jumped in to the sizing changes.
You can now purchase this pattern for all the main sizes! I have added the small (7.5″) and large (9.5″) sizes to the pattern, and modified the chart to accommodate the change in sizes.
This pattern was designed with a bobble pattern to resemble blueberries that you would find in a muffin. I wanted something with texture that was also unisex, so you could make it for anyone in your family. There is also a bit of an openness to the pattern as you go, because of how the blueberries cause a bit of a stretch. This means that it can be used quite well as a fall or spring hat, or on those winter days where you don’t need your arctic gear, but definitely need your ears covered.
This pattern does have quite a bit of stretch, and can be forgiving. I made the size large for my husband, who has a 23” head, but it also fits me quite well, and I have a 21” head. This will give flexibility with gifts, if you aren’t quite sure of someones size.
New Release! These socks are now officially listed on Ravelry and various other crafty sites. 😀
So, these socks have an antler stitch up the front of the leg. It gives it the look of deer antlers all the way up. I didn’t include it on the back of the leg, because the cable made it super tight.
I should be able to release these pretty quickly after testing, since there are very few changes so far. So, keep your eyes open for the end of March!
I am working towards completing a blanket in a log cabin style, for my first pattern of the year. This is the first project in the color theme. Right now, I am on block 8, but I’m not sure how large it will end up being. I planned for 52″ X 52″, but I’m not sure I can pull off the long blocks needed for that, without buying new needles. hehe I’m going to play it by ear, and see where it goes. It is a square design, with the blocks just going around and around until it’s the desired size. The goal is to have this complete in the next couple weeks to begin testing. It would be nice if I can get it complete before the winter games. I plan on knitting a new sweater for myself, while spending all the time watching the events.
For now, here is a sneak peek of how the blanket looked a couple days ago. It looks a bit wobbly on the edges, but it evens up as I pick up the stitches for the next block. Either way, it will need to be blocked when it’s finished.
I chose to use Knit Picks Brava Worsted. It’s an acrylic yarn, which was very economical for a blanket. I plan on putting this in the living room, so something that is durable and easily cleaned is a must. I also like this yarn. I have another blanket I am working on in the same yarn. It’s soft and smooth, which is nice when you are knitting with it for months on end. It also feels just warm enough.