A Happy Accident

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Many months ago, Authoress was testing a completely different pattern for me. She excitedly shared some WIP pictures so we could ooooh and ahhhh over the gorgeous yarn choice. It took me until the next day to realize that the texture wasn't quite right. The stitch pattern was lovely but not what I had actually written.

My brain bees were BUZZING over emailing her about the overall pattern mistake. Not because I thought Authoress would be rude or resistant to correcting the project but because frogging can be THE WORST THING EVER. Who wants to be the bearer of bad news? Certainly not me!

She was gracious and kind about it and frogged without complaint. But the texture stuck with me and before I knew it, a new design took hold in my mind and The Great Mistake was born. It has been such a beautiful reminder that good things can come out of almost any situation, even those involving frogging. 

You can find out more about The Great Mistake pattern here!

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.



PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

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.




Project Highlights

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.



Project Highlights

Tomorrow!

Are you going to Stitches Midwest this weekend? Hopefully I'll see you there! Juxtaposition is the perfect project for that impulse yarn purchase you just can't walk away from. The low yardage and versatility of the piece lets you truly indulge in that amazing yarn that will catch your eye!

The pattern drops tomorrow but to help set you up for shopping success, I thought I'd share with you the yardage requirements a day early. My sample was knit in Plucky's DK weight yarn and modeled in the Medium size. Yardage needed for sizes S (M, L, XL) is: 740 (810, 890, 970). The sizes correspond with following bust sizes: 30-35 (36-40, 41-46, 47-52) inches.