Just in time for gift knitting... a new scarf pattern! Hidden Gem Scarf is a luxurious little scarf requiring just a single skein of laceweight yarn. The sample is worked in qiviut, yarn spun from muskox fibre, which is incredibly light yet delivers exceptional warmth and softness.
I've just released the pattern for Pebbled Pathways Fingerless Mitts. These fingerless mitts feature a lovely knotted cable pattern interacting with basic ribbing. The resulting fabric is close-fitting yet comfortable. The stretchy fabric will accommodate a variety of hand sizes although fit can be further adjusted by changing needle size.
Introducing a new hat pattern... Backwoods Hat! This casual unisex hat features staggered layers of ribbing intended to provide extra warmth over the top of the ears. The ribbed borders are worked separately and then joined together before working the body of the hat in stockinette.
This hat is intended to be worn with negative ease and pulled down so that the double layer of ribbing covers the top of the ears. My model claims that he might actually wear this hat! I'm hoping that the matching one that I made for myself in burgundy and beige will fit under my snowmobile helmet.
The pattern for Forest Canopy Socks is now available! These casual yet feminine socks feature an unusual lace pattern starting below the cuff and transitioning diagonally into ribbing around the ankle. The ribbing continues over the instep to give added comfort.
These socks are worked from the cuff down. The pattern provides options for varying leg and foot lengths.
I’m excited to announce that the pattern for Ice Blink Socks was published today by Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts!
I met the lovely ladies from Ancient Arts at Knit City in Vancouver, BC last year and they let me pick some gorgeous yarns to design sock patterns. Ancient Arts yarns are too wonderful for words… great stitch definition and amazing colorways.
This pattern is currently exclusive to Ancient Arts and can be purchased through their website or directly on Ravelry. Check out their website… you’re bound to fall in love with their yarns!
Madelinetosh Tosh Sock is of my favorite yarns for designing cable patterns. It has fabulous stitch definition and the subtle depth of color makes cables look extra luxurious.
The month of May is “Mad May”… a huge celebration of everything Madelinetosh. I’m participating this year by offering a 25% discount on selected patterns that would look perfect in Madelinetosh. Just use coupon code MadMay2016 at checkout from my Ravelry shop before midnight on May 10, 2016.
The pattern for Switch Point Socks is now available to everyone! This design was one of the station stops on the 2016 Canadian Crazy Train sock knitting caper and was exclusive to that event for several months.
These highly textured socks feature an intricate cable and braid panel framed by pretty cable columns. The socks are worked from the top down and the left and right socks are identical.
The photo shoot for this design was held at an outdoor mining museum in Yellowknife, NT. Pit railway tracks and equipment once used to move miners, equipment and ore in and out of underground gold mines feature as the backdrop.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! I learned long ago not to expect any special surprises given that my husband is not exactly the romantic type. He once gave me a belt sander for Valentine’s Day! He’ll never live that one down.
So I thought I’d recognize the day with a mini-sale on selected patterns over in my Ravelry store. Razzle Dazzle Socks, Stoloniferous Fingerless Mitts, Sunrise Ridge Socks, Cordelia Fingerless Gloves and Orelia Rose Socks will be 30% off until February 16, 2016 using coupon code VAL2016.
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