Monday, April 2, 2012

New Designs!

My newest knits/patterns:

Ricky for All Seasons:

Available for $5.50  

In this pattern, I combined my passion for top-down construction with lace knitting. I named this pattern Ricky for all Seasons …because my knitting friend Ricky whom I knit with on a regular basis introduced me to Estonian Braids (also called Lateral Braids). Most of the time, this braid is used in sock knitting, but it is too beautiful to merely use on socks! I incorporated the braid into this top-down t-shirt.
The ”…for all Seasons” is because the finished pattern is written for a summer t-shirt top with short sleeves and as a sweater top for colder weather with longer sleeves. This pattern is super versatile!
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
to fit chest sizes 34 (36, 38, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)”
Gauge: 22 sts & 30 rows = 4x4”
Summer T-Shirt: Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy (DK weight yarn) - 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) skeins
approximately - 750 (800, 850, 900, 1050, 1150, 1200, 1300, 1400) yards
Cold Weather Sweater: Madeline Tosh Pashmina, Madeline Tosh Merino Sport or DK, Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Sport (any DK or Sport weight yarn that can be worked at the posted gauge)
U.S. 4 (3.5 mm) 32 ” circular needle
U.S. 4 (3.5 mm) 16 ” circular needle or DPN if not using magic loop
Use the size needle that gives correct gauge!
U.S. 3 (3.25 mm) - 16 ” circular needle or DPN if not using magic loop
U.S. 2 (3 mm) - 16 ” circular needle or DPN if not using magic loop
Stitch Markers (3 different colors)
Scrap Yarn to hold stitches
Tapestry Needle

Bower Cardigan  Knitscene Summer 2012 

33¼ (37¼, 41¼, 45¼, 49¼ )” bust circumference, including 1” front band; shown in size 33¼”
Yarn Cascade Yarns Venezia Sport (70% merino, 30% mulberry silk; 307 yd 281 m/100 g):
#189 tan 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins
28 sts and 36 rows = 4” in lace patt on larger needles
24 sts = 4” in stockinette on larger needles
• Size 4 (3.5 mm) needles
• Size 3 (3.25 mm) needles
• Markers (m)
• Removable markers
• Cable needle (cn)
• Stitch holders
• Yarn needle
• Eight ½” buttons

Amanda's Wrap: Free download via Ravelry: download now

This wrap is a fun and easy knit.
Wearing this wrap makes you feel like you are getting a hug! I got the idea to make this wrap from a friend who was complaining that wearing a rectangular shawl was fun, but she did not like it moving around.
Once I finished designing and knitting up the wrap, during the photo-shoot, in preparation of the pattern release, another friend told me that she had seen a similar wrap pattern on Ravelry. My heart sank! But, once I checked on Ravelry, I realized that even though my pattern was similar, it was different enough.
The yarns posted for this pattern are winter type yarns, but I would imagine that this wrap would also look great worked up in an aran or bulky cotton yarn.
Size: One Size, approx. 15” x 60”
Yarn: 550 yards of Aran or Chunky weight yarn 
Berroco Vintage™ Chunky – 5 skeins 
Cascade Yarns Pacific Chunky – 5 skeins 
Mirasol Yarn Sulka – 10 skeins
Gauge: 16 sts/4”
Needles: U.S. 10 (6 mm) needles 
Always use the size needle that gets gauge.
Notions: 3 – 2” buttons 
2 stitch markers 
Tapestry needle 
If working a Tulip Buttonhole – crochet hook & 1 DPN needle size U.S. 6, 7 or 8

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