Monday, November 28, 2016

Tilbrook Crescent Shawl - New Pattern

My new shawl pattern, Tilbrook, is now available.  

You can get this as a kit, or just the pattern.

This is for an advanced knitter; it uses 2 skeins of my Merino Dream fingering weight yarn and beads!  There are two different kinds of lace separated by a lateral braid, then easy short row shaping for the body.

The kit comes with yarn, beads, a pack of SOAK, digital pattern, plus a special discount.

Here is more info, or you can hop over to the shop to check out the details:

You should feel comfortable with the following techniques/stitches:
  • Short rows
  • Working with beads
  • Cast on at beginning of the row
  • knit/purl, k2tog, k3tog, yarn over, ssk, slipped stitches, psso, knit back loop
    You will need:
    • US Size 6 36" or longer circular needle
    • 7 oz (200 gr) / 980 yds (896 m) of fingering weight yarn (2 skeins Merino Dream)
    • Yarn needle for weaving in ends.
    • 236 Size 6 beads
    • No. 8 (0.90 mm) steel crochet hook for placing beads

    Sunday, November 27, 2016

    Vandyke Lace

    Sample knit with sport weight yarn on US 10 needles

    Multiple of 3

    Row 1 (RS): *k1, (yo) twice, k2tog
    Rows 2 and 4: purl, treating each double yarn over as a single stitch (purl first yo, then drop it and the second yo off left needle)
    Row 3: *k2tog, (yo) twice, k1

    Repeat these four rows for the pattern.

    Happy Knitting!

    Friday, November 25, 2016

    Black Friday Goodies

    All of the paid digital patterns in my shop are just $1 - good today ONLY, Friday November 25, 2016.

    Through Sunday November 27, 2016 the code YARNLOVE gets you10% off your entire order.

    That means if you buy a pattern for $1, and use the discount code at checkout - your pattern is only 90 cents!  Can't beat that, can ya?

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    Easy Chevron Lace Cowl Kit

    This cowl is worked in the round in a simple, attractive Chevron Lace pattern using my popular Merino DK base.  Merino DK is an incredibly soft, squishy 100% Superwash Merino wool.
    Size: Appx. 42" circumference x 13" tall after blocking
    Skill Level: Easy/Advanced Beginner
    You should feel comfortable with the following techniques/stitches:
    Working in the round, knit stitch, knit 2 together, yarn over, slip-slip-knit, purl stitch
    You will receive:
    • Digital pattern and 2 skeins of Merino DK
    You will need:
    • US Size 8 circular needle, 24"
    • Stitch marker
    • Yarn needle/crochet hook for weaving in ends.
    • Blocking mat, wires/pins, wool wash or gentle soap - you can pin your project out onto the floor or a bed, or anywhere it won't be disturbed while drying if you don't have mats.
    The pattern is completely written out, and a chart is included for the Chevron Lace.
    Once your order has been processed, you will receive an email with a link to download the pattern.  If you do not get a download link, or it doesn't work, email and the pattern will be sent to you.