New pattern release... Stoloniferous Fingerless Mitts! These casual fingerless mitts feature a classic cable panel over the top of the hand with comfortable stockinette stitch for the palm and thumb. The left and right mitts are similar but not identical. The pattern is now available in my Ravelry store and on LoveKnitting, Craftsy and Patternfish.
Winter's back! So it's time to look forward to cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, and to host my annual First Snowfall Sale on Ravelry. Details in the poster below.
Introducing Resonator... published in Knitty Deep Fall 2015! Resonator guitars are showpieces of the acoustic world, thanks to their shiny facade and clear tones. These gloves capture the same crispness and flair in their intricate cables.
I'm still pinching myself to make sure I'm not just dreaming about having a design published in Knitty! The first hurdle was finding the courage to submit a design for consideration. Amy's class called "Making the Next Monkey" helped immensely. Her class was brimming with useful submission tips and personal encouragement. The next hurdle was waiting for acceptance or rejection of my submission. Time eventually brought a happy response. The final hurdle was tech editing and keeping quiet until publication. Kate 's passion for editing and perfecting patterns improved the design immeasurably.
Through the tech editing process, changes were made to the Resonator charts to facilitate grading and accommodate the publishing format. The draft design included thumb gusset charts which were replaced by written instructions in the final version of the pattern. But, since some knitters might find those charts useful, I'm making them available here as a supplement to the Knitty pattern. Just click on the download link below to access the file.
To celebrate my excitement in having this design published in Knitty, I'm offering a 25% discount on my other patterns through September 25, 2015. This discount applies to purchases through my Ravelry shop only. Just use coupon code KNITTYRTG at checkout.
It’s that time of year again… snow returns to the Canadian north… so it's time
for my annual First Snowfall Sale. Welcome winter with a discount on patterns
designed to keep you warm and cozy as the weather turns frosty outside!
I'm offering a 25% discount on the purchase
of the patterns for Snow Flurry Mittens, Lychgate Socks, Precambrian Cable Socks, and/or Vertigo Fingerless Gloves from October 24, 2013
through October 31, 2013. Offer applies only to purchases through my Ravelry
shop using the coupon code SNOW2013. Find details of the sale in the dedicated thread in my Rav group.
It’s that time of year again… snow returns to the Canadian north… so it's time for my annual First Snowfall Sale. Welcome winter with a discount on patterns designed to warm your hands as the weather turns frosty both inside and outside!
I'm offering a 25% discount on the purchase of the patterns for Snow Flurry Mittens, Cordelia Fingerless Gloves and/or Vertigo Fingerless Gloves from October 24, 2012 through October 31, 2012. Offer applies only to purchases through my Ravelry shop using the coupon code SNOW2012. Find details of the sale in the dedicated thread in my Rav group.
All finished... the pattern for Cordelia Fingerless Gloves has now been released. These gloves are quick and easy to knit. They fit like a dream but without restricting use of your fingers. The pattern is perfect for showing off some special handpainted yarn.
And since someone is bound to wonder... the guitar is a steel Dobro guitar that has been in my husband's family for many years and was recently gifted to him. It's gorgeous and very special, and letting it star in these photos motivated hubby to play photographer.
The decision has been made... they are fingerless gloves. I've got the first one finished and it's adorable! Now it's on to the next phase: pattern writing, more knitting, testing, and photography. In the meantime, I'm running a contest through my Ravelry group to help me choose the perfect name for this pattern. Please excuse the lousy, and thankfully temporary, photography, but here's a teaser...
Hurry on over to Ravelry, join the Redtigerdesigns group, and help me give them a name!
I'm in a bit of a quandry today... my latest design doesn't know whether it wants to be socks or fingerless gloves! It's more of an emotional quandry than a practical one. The intent was to create a pair of subtly feminine socks using some simply gorgeous yarn. The problem is that I know in my heart that I don't have enough yarn to make socks. I do have enough for a delightful pair of fingerless mitts. Maybe even enough for a second pair in reversed colourways. But not enough for socks.
Choice of accessory aside, here's a peek at the stitch pattern. It combines tiny cables and little slipped stitches in an adorable way. It's one of those rare cases where less contrast is better than more. My first attempt used pale pink with dark brown and just overpowered the cute little pattern. Perhaps it's a good idea not to let this design hide away in shoes!
It's -40C outside today, which makes it a great day for mittens! I've finally released the pattern for Snow Flurry Mittens. They're soft and cozy and so very pretty... you'll want to make a pair for all your favorite girls. I've already made them for my sister and my niece and still need to make a pair to keep.
Coming soon... the pattern for Snow Flurry Mittens! This adorable pair spent a long time in the development stage. It really just needed a few ingenious tricks... using multiple needle sizes within the same round and knitting inside-out. They were finished just in time for a photo shoot during an early October snowfall. Too bad our snow is too dry to make a real snowball!
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