Friday, January 15, 2010

Knitscene Winter/Spring 2010 preview is up!

The preview for Knitscene Winter/Spring 2010 is up here! This issue is filled with so many great patterns I can't decide which I will cast on first!

My pattern is the Loretto Vest, is a yoked vest that emphasizes simple stitch textures. The hem, armhole bands and button bands are worked in 2x2 rib, the collar is worked in double moss stitch, and the body is worked in stockinette and reverse stockinette stitch. The slanted yokes are outlined by a 2 stitch cable. The vest is worked in one piece until the armholes then the fronts and back are worked separately. A faux side seam is created by a column of purl stitches, with the waist shaping on either side. Wood buttons are the perfect accent for this mustard colored vest.

New Pattern: Argyle Cabled Beret

A slouchy beret worked in a cabled argyle pattern on a background of reverse stockinette stitch. Worked in a worsted-weight heathered yarn, this hat will be a classic staple in your winter wardrobe.

Skills needed:
Working in the round
Ability to read a chart
Basic knowledge of cables
pfb (purl into the front and back of the stitch)

Needles: US 7/4.5mm DPN and 16" circular

Yarn: 150-200 yards of worsted weight wool or wool blend

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Wow, I just realized (after two years!) that my blog posts weren't linked up on my Ravelry profile. I guess sometimes it takes me awhile to find a problem!

To make up for lost time, here is a picture of my recent FO, a simple hat made with my lumpy bumpy handspun Merino. My doggie gave it an A+.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Twisted Tank Pattern- Now for Sale!

My Twisted Tank knitting pattern is now up for sale, here at Eat.Sleep.Knit.
Twisted Tank is a form fitting tank top with a v-neck and mandarin collar. The stitch pattern of long cables is worked with twisted stitches, no cable needle is required! The knitted fabric is very stretchy, so the tank is meant to be worn with 5-7” of negative ease. The armholes, collar, placket, and bottom band are worked in a twisted rib pattern in a contrasting color. The tank will be worked in the round until the armholes, then worked flat for the front and back.