Subscript

Subscript

Summer is coming to an end and fall is right around the corner. Chill mornings. Star filled nights. Adventuring where your heart leads. The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of adventuring, we just need a few more layers, like Subscript, to keep us warm along the road.

Designed in DK weight, this extra large cowl creates a cozy triple loop around the neck. Worked in the round with a cable bind off, Subscript is a good mix between easy knitting and interesting details to keep you engaged to the end.

Cable instructions are written and charted.



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Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

Heat. Deep days of summer. Hot summer nights. We are all so done with the heat, so done with
the swelter, and desperately want to wear our handknits! 

Dog Days of Summer is perfect for late summer; small enough for your purse, big enough for that wee bit of coverage you need in over air conditioned spaces, and just the right thing for your

knitter soul.



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Larking About

Larking About

Twitterpated with Summer? Embrace the heat while doing all the things with Larking About to keep you cool and stylish. Since it’s worked seamlessly bottom up, it’s the perfect project to bring to your neighborhood block party. No matter if you choose a statement yarn or color that blends seamlessly with your capsule wardrobe, this is the top your closet needs. 


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Sockless

Sockless

If you're anything like me, mini skeins paired with variegated sock yarn offer an irresistible allure but when I get home, I'm faced with the reality that I have a terrible case of single sock syndrome and will never actually make a pair of socks. 

The first in this self titled collection, Sockless is an adorable shawlette designed for those who find themselves in a similar situation. The long garter rows compliment heavily variegated yarn while utilizing a full mini skein for charming pops of color. 


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Italic Shawl

Italic Shawl

Designed to be a part of your daily wardrobe, Italic imparts casual elegance to everything you pair it with. Jeans and a T-shirt for a matinee showing of La La Land or heels and an LBD for a downtown whiskey tasting, Italic imbues every outfit with effortless grace.

For airiness and drape, the main body uses a light fingering, while the contrast ribbing is only 110 grams of standard fingering weight, making it a fantastic stash busting feature.

Measurements

Wingtip to Wingtip: 74” / 188 cm
Depth (not including tassel length): 16“ / 40.5 cm

Yardage breakdown

Main Color (light fingering): 530 yards
Contrast Color (fingering): 110 yards
Yardage for tassels (fingering): 60 yards

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit for your flawless knitting pleasure. xoxo



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Sirius Rising

Sirius Rising

Summer is here! The heat may be building and sunny days multiplying, but we still crave our hand knits. Over air conditioned spaces, cool breezes off the water, and late night concerts in the park are the perfect reason for that extra bit of coverage that Sirius Rising is perfect for. Wherever your summer takes you, look stunning doing it!



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Party Favor Shawl

Party Favor Shawl

Some of my most treasured party favors from past celebrations have been items that remind me of the person celebrated. This free shawl is the favor for you from my birthday this year. It encapsulates my love of bold gradients, fun finishing touches, and a delicate wearable size all in one charming piece. It features a lace reminiscent of confetti and an edging designed to mimic the crepe paper streamers of childhood. 

I hope you wear it and think of me.


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April Showers

April Showers

April Showers is an open-front cardigan full of swing and bounce. Inspired by Spring, the lower half mimics the underside of the season's ubiquitous umbrella. The built in i-cord edge complements the rolled edge on the front and sleeves, contrasting with the raw edge of the almost scalloped hem.

As this design was starting to percolate in the back of my mind, I found a local artist online by the name of Jessica McGhee. Her vulnerability and genuine honesty as she shared her journey spoke to me on a deeply personal level. The words and images she shared encouraged me to continue to pursue my dreams as she sought out her own. When I discovered her new mural had a Spring-like quality to it, I knew exactly where April Shower's pictures had to be taken. As we were wrapping up the photo shoot, Jessica herself showed up to put the finishing touches on the other end of the mural! It was lovely to have that moment of connection and to share a bit of my own experiences with her.

This pattern is 100% FREE and published in Knitty Spring + Summer 2018!




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Great Mistake Cowl

Great Mistake Cowl

Once upon a time, there was a knitter who loved the pattern she was testing. She started off working the stitch in a way that didn’t look like everyone else’s projects, but was also pretty amazing. From that happy accident a whole new design came to life, creating a lovely happily ever after to a frogging situation.

Worked in the round from the bottom up, Great Mistake is all one piece from cast on to bind off. A little bit of ribbing that flows into an all over texture makes a scrumptious and squishy cowl to see us all through the final days of cold weather.



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Header Headband

Header Headband

Sometimes, people in your community need tangible care and comfort but they live too far away to bring them groceries or do their laundry. Header is designed to be that little something that’s easy to mail to your long distance community. As a fun cabled knit with a pop of color, you can easily raid your stash and whip it up over the weekend in time for the mail on Monday morning. Once your package is safely on it’s way, you’ll have time to create one for yourself, too.


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Color Shot Mitts

COLOR SHOT MITTS

Dark winter days filled with bitter cold, not even a sliver of blue sky can be found. Ennui sets in and tints everything in an film of gray. Picking up the knitting needles can be a challenge and the only solution to shaking off the angst is bright colors worked into an quick gratification project. 

Color Shot Mitts meets all those requirements and also offers a variety of modifications, creating an almost "Choose Your Own Adventure" environment, certain to chase away apathy and gloom.


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Geo Point

Geo Point

Hat band is knit at then joined in the round with Three Needle Bind-Off. The hat is then picked up along the slipped stitch edge and worked up in the round through the colorwork chart and decreased to a charming point.




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Underline

Underline

Crisp laid lines, close set buildings, and twisting city traffic, this cardigan parallels them all. Reflected here is the industrial monotone that is always underlined in color. Bold lines of a newly striped street, pops of vibrancy in a flowered window box, these and more are echoed in the slash of color provided by the Underline ribbing.

Worsted weight and top down construction ensures this design will be a gratifying knit. Since the set in sleeves are worked in short rows without seaming, you’re done when you bind off! Pockets are optional but always encouraged. This cardigan is a beautiful fixture and carries you flawlessly through your days as life bustles around you.


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First Edition

First Edition

The gentle high low hem of First Edition dips perfectly in the back to wear with leggings, if pants feel like oppression on any given day. Cozy sleeves and a texture pattern echoing classic book end papers, the asymmetric neckline tops off the piece with a quirky touch of perfection.


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Odetta

Odetta

Odetta is a sassy, feisty lady. After growing up in the country, she lives a life in the city amongst loud crowds and tall buildings. She’s found her people, those who accept and embrace her quirks with fondness. These mitts are in honor of her: edges softened with love and perfect for chasing chickens down city streets.


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Weathervane

Weathervane

As the fields turn golden in the late season sun, a strong breeze will build into a chill wind, forcing the weathervane to creak into a new direction. This change in weather, going from pleasantly warm to cold always catches me by surprise and I’m left scrambling for something that will provide protection from the chill. Weathervane is the perfect blend of quick and beautiful; A weekend knit that will work with whatever you have in your stash. Solid, variegated, or tonal, it will be the perfect canvas to showcase your yarn.




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Flasback Friday: Fog

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In last week's podcast, I referenced my first ever shawl design. Fog: A Shawl Recipe was written as a labor of love and an attempt to create a pattern that enabled a knitter who was struggling with migraine fog to be successful in a project. It also incorporates (or enables?) those single skein impulse purchases we all buy and then are left wondering what we're going to do with it.

Another goal I had was to help knitters realize that THEY are the ones in control of the design. I may write the pattern but ultimately, the knitter has the power to make changes and trust their gut. So the shawl produced a format that's more of a recipe than a strict row by row pattern. You work certain sections until you get bored or run out of yarn, then you switch to the next section. Nothing is set in stone and it's all up to the imagination of the creator. 

This format has created a glorious and beautiful FO compilation. The look and feel between projects varies dramatically based on the knitters and their personal visions. I love each and every one of them! 

 I hope you cast on your very own Fog soon! Be sure to tag me in your progress pictures or drop me an email so I can cheer you on.  

Etta

Etta

Usher in sweater weather with this perfect worsted weight cardigan. Let your imagination run wild with a large color palette, but don’t let five colors intimidate you, you can create your perfect cardigan in as few as two color choices. Short rows and colorblocking create the iconic shawl collar, while the sleeve length is perfect to carry you through the passage of fall into truly cold weather, and will even see you through the coldest season of them all: summer in your office.

Even though the color work looks complicated, don’t let it deter you, you only have one active color in each row making it perfect for the hesitant knitter who is dying to incorporate color work into their repertoire.


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Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition

This transitional shrug bridges the juxtaposition of Summer and Fall. Ideal for that between space where it’s not quite time to put away the summer wear but not actually cool enough to pull out the beloved flannel. The DK weight shrug’s squishy texture stitch and deep ribbing provides the breathable warmth required for this in between season of life.



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