I have just released a new pattern that is great for those variegated yarns that you have in your stash that don’t want to cooperate with a stitch pattern. It is part of the Malabrigo Quickies program. This quick-to-knit moss stitch cowl and mitts is designed to match the Georgie Hat. The textured stitch makes this an excellent project for variegated yarns and responds well to thick and thin, handspun or single ply yarns like the ever-so-soft Malabrigo Silky Merino.
The three pieces can be worked with 2 skeins of yarn for most sizes and they are great for last minute gift giving. You can dress up your project with unusual buttons to make it fun to wear. This is a great project to showcase those big, unusual buttons that you have in your stash.
Pattern is suitable for the advanced beginner to intermediate knitter, the cowl is knit flat with applied i-cord edging used to form the button holes. The mitts begin flat and are completed in the round. The thumb is worked separately and the cuff is completed with applied i-cord edging to add the button hole. Pattern uses basic knit and purl stitches, i-cord, and simple decreases.
For a limited time, buy this pattern together with the Georgie Hat and get a 45% discount on the two patterns. You will need to purchase both patterns together to get the discount to work. No coupon code needed.
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This sweet little lace beret and scarf breathes spring into your wardrobe. Together they make a perfect springtime ensemble. One large skein of luxury sock yarn is enough for the hat and scarf for most sizes.
It came to my attention recently that I never shared one of my newest shawl designs with you. I got so excited with the publication and the knit-along that I just forgot to post about it here.
Presenting Debbie’s Diamonds. This rectangular shawl was designed for my friend Debbie of Dodge Creations featuring her lovely hand-dyed yarn, Dodge Creations Dye Works Fingering . This lovely featuring a bold diamond motif will be a versatile wardrobe addition. It looks as fabulous with evening wear as it does with jeans.
Sometimes my geeky side sneaks out when I am naming patterns. Such is the case with my latest sock pattern. This lacy sock is feminine and a bit flirty with your favorite skirt or dress. The diamond pattern, named for the dilithium crystals that power starships of the future, flatters the curves of your legs.
This reversible moebius cowl is as fun to knit as it is to wear. Great for guys or gals, you will find it an essential for your knitting gift list. The perfect last minute gift knit.
Pattern is suitable for intermediate knitters. Skills required: Cat Bordhi’s Moebius Cast on (for knitting moebius in the round), knitting in the round, applied i-cord bind off, grafting.
I have a couple of hats I forgot to introduce you to. These are easy-to-knit hats that don’t take a lot of yarn so they are perfect for quick gifts.
First, is Georgie.
This sweet little moss stitch hat is reminiscent of the one worn by Lucy in the Narnia movie. It is a close-fitting textured beret that is suitable for a variety of yarns, including variegated colors.
Here is my latest adventure in stranded colorwork. This faux Fair Isle hat, that almost didn’t have a name, is created using variegated sock yarn along with a coordinating solid. This is a great pattern for that beautiful skein of hand-painted yarn that is uncooperative with most stitch patterns.
I just listed my 48th design on Ravelry. Fire & Water Beret
This colorful stranded colorwork beret was inspired by the Aztec art of Mexico. Doubly warm because of the stranding, this colorful hat will cheer the coldest winter day.
I’ve neglected to share my latest design with you. This one is just perfect for summer. It was designed for Sunflower Yarns June Simple Pleasures Kit. (if you are really lucky their might be one or two available still). I thoroughly enjoyed working with Sunflower’s Farmington yarn. The color is rich and lovely and the yarn handles nicely.
My friend Lucy is mad for market bags. She positively loves them and she has been nagging me for ages to come up with a pattern for one. Well Lucy, here you go.
Everybody is going green now. This market bag will help you save the earth while still looking stylish. The lace panel stretches to accommodate all your shopping. You will swear the bag is bigger on the inside. And if you don’t want to bring home groceries in it, the bag makes a great project bag.