Valentine Sale 2020! All Redtigerdesigns patterns in my Ravelry shop are available at a 25% discount using coupon code VAL2020 from today through February 14, 2020. The pattern featured in the graphic below is Razzle Dazzle Socks.
Introducing the pattern for Harvest Wishes Socks! These casual yet delicate socks feature plump cable panels interlaced and interspersed with columns of twisted stitches. The stitch patterns appear complex but are actually easy and fun to knit. These socks are worked so that the cables and twists turn in opposite directions on the left and right socks.
Dancing Butterfly Socks was released as part of the May 2019 Knitcrate Sock subscription box! It was great fun designing these playful sock for the vivid shades of Vidalana Delight Sport yarn.
These cheerful ankle-length socks feature flirty butterflies dancing among garter ridges. Slipped stitches are used to place loose strands on the front of the knitting to be later caught up to form each adorable butterfly.
The self published version of this pattern provides a choice of three butterfly charts, each utilizing a different surface technique to create the butterflies. “Butterfly Wings” uses slipped stitches to place loose strands on the front of the fabric which are later caught in a knit stitch to create wings. “Butterfly Fans” uses elongated stitches to draw loops over the surface of the fabric to be finished with purled edging. “Butterfly Bows” uses wrapped and dropped stitches to create long floats which are later manipulated into tied bows.
Tumblers Ridge Scarf requires just a single skein of laceweight or light fingering yarn. The lace patterns are easy to follow and thus provide relaxing knitting while enjoying a special yarn. Blocking is required to fully reveal the lacy patterns.
In order to achieve symmetry in the lace patterns, this scarf is worked in two pieces from the ends toward the centre. The two pieces are then grafted together using kitchener stitch.
Let it snow! Hoarfrost Ornaments feature colorwork snowflake motifs over a stockinette background. Recognizing that no two snowflakes are alike, the pattern provides a selection of six motifs creating a set of similar but unique ornaments. Make one, make two, make an entire snowstorm!
Each ornament requires a polystyrene or styrofoam ball and small amounts of fingering weight yarn in the main and contrasting colors. They work up quickly and are perfect for using up leftover sock yarn!
These ornaments are cleverly constructed without the necessity of awkward knitting around styrofoam balls. The ornaments are made in two sections which are later placed over a ball and grafted together using kitchener stitch. This requires a bit of patience but is much easier and enjoyable than trying to knit around a solid ball.
The pattern for Road to Riches Scarf has just been published! This little accessory requires just one skein of laceweight or light fingering yarn and is perfect for a special hank of luxury yarn. The pattern is available both individually and in a discounted bundle on Ravelry with Midas Touch Scarf and Hidden Gem Scarf. Any of these scarves would make treasured gifts.
During her first year of university, my niece made a special request for a warm hat to wear on her daily hikes across a damp and windy campus. More specifically, she wanted a hat with a fluffy pompom. Off Campus Hat was the result!
This cozy hat features a casual cable panel framed by cable edging and stockinette. The hat is sized to fully cover the ears for warmth on chilly days. The hat is finished with an optional removable fur or faux fur pompom.
This pattern is suitable for most aran or heavy worsted weight yarns that can be worked at a gauge of 16 stitches/22 rounds to 4 inches. This hat is particularly attractive in handspun or slightly variegated or tweedy yarns. The sample was worked in handspun yarn from a local artisan.
I’m excited to announce that the pattern for Curtain Call Socks will be featured in the May 2018 shipment of Muskoka Yarn Socks Box! Muskoka Yarn Box offers a variety of tantalizing yarn subscription boxes and I'm thrilled to partner with them.
Subscriptions for the May shipment are open for a few more days, so it’s not too late to join in the fun. Each sock box includes gorgeous Canadian hand-dyed sock yarn, a carefully selected sock pattern, and surprise extras. Check it out at www.muskokayarnbox.com.
To celebrate Valentine's Day, selected patterns in my Ravelry shop are available at a 25% discount until February 16, 2018 using coupon code VAL2018.
The colorwork in these mittens needed blocking to even out the stitches so I decided to make my own custom mitten blockers. It worked perfectly and needed only the sacrifice of an inexpensive plastic or vinyl placemat. I've created a tutorial that gives step-by-step instructions for making these mitten blockers. They're so quick and easy that you could make a set to fit everyone on your gift list.
These intricate socks are worked from the cuff down and showcase a variety of textural stitches. The center panel features both cables and lace and is framed by diagonally travelling cables and ribbing. The pattern includes written instructions and charted stitch patterns. The left and right socks are similar but not identical.
This pattern was originally designed for the Ravelry Solid Socks group as its September/October 2017 MKAL. The mystery clues have since been consolidated into a complete pattern including sample photos.
These mid-length fingerless mitts feature a braid and 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.
Winter’s back! Grab your needles and enjoy a 25% discount on patterns to help you bundle up against the winter cold. You can knit while I tune up the snowmachine and dig out my parka.
The discount applies to all of my self-published patterns in my Ravelry store, so take your pick and knit something warm! The discount is valid until October 27, 2017.
The pattern for Ice Blink Socks was originally designed for and published by Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts to showcase their gorgeous sockweight yarn. The exclusivity period for the design has now expired, so I have self-published the pattern and made it available in my Ravelry store and on Loveknitting, Patternfish and Craftsy.
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.