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Here’s what I’ve been up to lately…

Back around the end of September, I finished a pair of Trellis & Cable Socks (my own pattern) using yarn gifted to me by a yarn shop friend prior to moving to NH more than 6 years ago.

T&C2 Socks

In November, I finished up a design for a knitted dog leash (yes, a knitted dog leash). It’s currently only available from Patternworks as a kit in 4 color choices (kit includes the pattern, 1 skein of Peruvia Quick, and a swivel hook).

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Photo by Evelyn Lamprey.

Also in November, I knitted Craig a new Batman hat to match his new Batman sweatshirt with the modern bat logo. “But the greys don’t match,” he said. Tough.

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And just today, I whipped up two mini-cup cozies to fit the teeny 8-oz. cappuccino to-go cups at the local coffee shop. (The standard cardboard coffee cup sleeves are too big!) These tiny cups are approximately 6.75″ circumference at the bottom.

Instructions for the one on the left:

Using #6 (4.00mm) needles and leftover bits of worsted-weight yarn… CO 32, join in round.
Knit 1 rnd.
Rnd 1: K2tog, (yo twice, ssk, k2tog) rep ( ) to last 2 sts, yo twice, ssk.
Rnd 2: Knit around, working double yo’s as knit in first yo, knit in back loop of second yo.
Rep Rnds 1 & 2 to desired height, ending with Rnd 2. Knit 1 rnd. Bind off loosely.
(Yes, pattern biases a bit.)

Instructions for the one on the right:

Using #6 (4.00mm) needles and leftover bits of worsted-weight yarn… CO 32, join in round.
Rnd 1: K1, (p2, k2) rep ( ) to last 3 sts, p2, k1.
Rep Rnd 1 until work measures 1” from CO.
Inc Rnd: K1, (pfb, p1, k2, p2, k2) rep ( ) to last 3 sts, p2, k1.
Next Rnd: K1, (p3, k2, p2, k2) rep ( ) to last 3 sts, p2, k1.
Rep last Rnd to desired height.
BO in ribbing.

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Happy October! It’s my favorite month of the year, and fall is my favorite season of all. Just this week, I released two new hat patterns in my Ravelry store:

NavajoHatsForest Fronds Beanie (right) and Slouch (left) hats

A twisted-rib brim flows into panels of baby-fern stitch, each separated by a column of single twisted stitches. The crown decreases are worked into the baby-fern stitch panels for a smooth transition at the top.

These hats feature Tahki Select Navajo yarn, a self-striping, rustic yet soft, single-ply 100% wool. Pattern includes instructions for two sizes for each hat. The beanie takes 1 ball for either size, and the slouch takes 1 ball for the medium size and 2 balls for the large size. Medium size for each is shown in the photo. Slouch is shown in color #3, and beanie is shown in color #5.

Get all the details on Ravelry, and download the pattern from Ravelry or my blog.

And if you’re looking for Navajo yarn, I’d be really, really happy if you ordered it from Patternworks!

photo by Evelyn S. Lamprey

900398_EssentialAcceMo3_medium2Big Cable Slouch Hat

(My friend and coworker Alison can really rock the slouch hats, can’t she?!)

This little gem was originally the third installment in the Patternworks Essential Accessories club. Now you can purchase the pattern on Ravelry apart from the club. (Clubs are still available – 12 kits, one each month for 12 months – which you can join here!) Hat above is shown in color #3653, Stormy Sea.

I. Love. Big. Cables and I cannot lie! This hat has ’em, separated by columns of garter stitch. It features Ty-Dy Wool by Knit One, Crochet Too (one of my favorite yarn companies run by some of my favorite yarny people, in my neighboring state of Maine). Just one ball is all you’ll need!

Get all the details on Ravelry, and you can purchase the pattern there, too (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member).

photo by Ashley Wakefield

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Later this month, I’ll be turning another year older. And to celebrate, I’m offering a coupon code for 50% off my just-released Ziggity Socks pattern! Just use coupon code BDAY50 at checkout on Ravelry. (Sale ends 8/19/15!)

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Originally available as part of Patternworks’ new Toe-Up Sock of the Month™ Club, the Ziggity Socks pattern is now available to purchase separately through Ravelry! These socks feature a zigzagging pattern on the foot and leg, and an afterthought heel to maintain the pattern in self-striping yarn.

Size: Ladies Small (Medium, Large); 6.75 (7.5, 8.25)” circumference, unstretched and approx. 11.5 (13, 14.25)” circumference, fully stretched

Materials:
Stretch Socks by Patons, 2 balls
(This yarn is discontinued, so substitute 100 grams of any fingering-weight sock yarn. Great for self-striping yarns!)
32” to 40” circular U.S. #1 (2.25mm) or #2 (2.75mm), or substitute dps if desired, or size needed for gauge

Gauge:
8.25 sts x 12.5 rounds = 1” in stockinette

Pattern price: $5.00 (save 50% through August 19th, 2015 with coupon code BDAY50 on Ravelry!)

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It’s that time of year again… the time of year when I knit a few hats for Halos of Hope.

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Marvelously Modular Hat!

This hat begins with a provisional cast-on, is knit sideways in garter stitch and shaped with short rows, and is then joined into a circle with Kitchener stitch. Stitches are picked up around the top edge and worked in the round for crown decreases, as well as around the bottom edge and worked in the round for bottom ribbing. Sized for children through adult men.

Sizes: S(M,L)

Yarn: 1(2,2) balls Plymouth Yarns Jeannee Worsted (heavy worsted, 110 to 220 yards total)

Needles: #5 (3.75mm) straight or circular, 16″ circular and DPNs

Further details on Ravelry pattern page.

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I recently took a week off work, and spent a bit of time knitting several hats for the Patternworks hat drive for Halos of Hope.

First up is the Seeded Rib Hat – my own design, available in three sizes (Small – child/teen; Medium – ladies’ average; Large – men’s average) and uses worsted- to heavy-worsted-weight yarn.

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Top: Medium size, shown in Plymouth Yarn Jeannee Worsted, #35 Teal
Middle: Large size, shown in Plymouth Yarn Jeannee Worsted, #34 Blue Jeans
Bottom: Medium size, shown in Knit One, Crochet Too Ty-Dy Wool, #3559 Antique Garden
(the top and middle ones will be donated – the bottom one I’m keeping)

To purchase through Ravelry (you don’t have to be a member to purchase), click the “buy now” button: buy-now

I also knit a simple 2×2 ribbed hat, which I’ll be donating. This one was again knit in Plymouth Yarn Jeannee Worsted, #35 Teal.

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Just uploaded to Ravelry today, Leaves and Climbing Vines Socks.

Leaves & Climbing Vines Socks: Toe-up on left, Cuff-down on right.

  • Pattern: Leaves and Climbing Vines by me
  • Yarns: Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy Socks #1272 Berries, on left; Lang Yarns Jawoll Superwash, #98 Grapeleaf, on right
  • Needles: U.S. 1 (2.25mm)
  • Started: Red, 8/12/12; Green, 8/16/12…not yet finished
  • Links: Pattern page, Red socks project page, Green socks project page

The red one was knit toe up; the green one was knit cuff down. I’ve finally started on the second green sock!

Pattern includes both toe-up and cuff-down instructions. The toe-up version has gusset increases on the bottom of the foot and a slip-stitch heel. The cuff-down version has a slip-stitch heel worked in the round with gusset increases worked at the same time, no picking up stitches down the side of a heel flap.

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