Friday, October 21, 2011

Serendipity for Knit PIcks IDP

I recently re-worked the Serendipity Earband for Knit Picks IDP.  I knit it in Seraphim and Blackerry Cadena, which is a bulky wool/alpaca blend.  For under $12 you can make 2 ear bands with the colors reversed. If it had been available at the time, I would have been tempted to try their new bulky, Biggo. But if you look at the pattern's Ravelry project pages, it looks fabulous in all kinds of colors!  Go nuts!

We had a bunch of fun shooting the photos for it too.  Doesn't my friend look adorable?  I wish I had hair like that!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Knitcircus Gift 2011

I am so proud to be included again this year in the Knitcircus Gifts Issue.  It has 13 patterns, a couple recipes (one is mine!), and a terrific article on knitting with beads by Laura Nelkin.

Winter tide KC_Gifts2011_cover_small (2)

My pattern is called Winter Tide.  It comes in 2 versions.  A cowl and an infinity scarf.  It features reversible cables and is knitted in the round.  It's simple enough to make for great tv or travel knitting.  I know the samples went everywhere with me. 

The long version came be worn as a long loop or doubled up as shown.  It uses 1 skein of Miss Babs Yowza - Whatta Skein.  I used Light Turquoise.

winter tide long version 4 (2)

The cowl is closer fitting but not tight.  It uses half a skein (or about 280 yds).  1 Yowza will get you 2 cowls and head start on your holiday knitting!

winter tide short version 5 (2)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sneak Peek

I've got a little something in Gifts Issue of Knitcircus and it comes out tomorrow!  Here's a tiny preview.

More tomorrow!