Arborvitae

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Arborvitae is my 150th pattern published- to celebrate %15 off all Savory Knitting patterns now through the end of the month (March 31, 201511:59 PM EST). No coupon code required.

Want to save a little on your yarn too? Check out the Just One More Row Podcast for a coupon code for the Unwind Yarn

Finished Measurements
Sized to fit a 30-34 (35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54)” bust.

Actual size: 29 (32 1/4, 35, 39, 41) inches across center back.

Materials
900 (1050, 1200, 1400, 1600) yards worsted weight yarn

Shown here: Unwind Yarn Co Wanderlust
100 %wool; 610yards/128m/60g skein color: Evergreen; 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins

Needles
US 7/4.5mm: 24-36” circular needles for body, 4 or 5 DPN (double pointed needles) for sleeves.

US 6/4mm: 36” circular needles for edging. 4 or 5 DPN needles for sleeve cuff.

Notions required
Stitch marker(s), waste yarn for holders, tapestry needle.

Gauge
17 stitches x 28 rows= 4” in Granite Stitch on larger needle after blocking.

Adjust needle size to obtain gauge.

More info in the Savory Knitting Pattern Shop

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Thinking Spring on such a winter’s day

All of New England is hunkered down for a classic December Nor’Easter but I’m thinking about spring.

Photo by: lucie wicker

Photo by: lucie wicker

 

The Spring 2015 Squam Art Retreat has been announced and pre-registration is available through January 5th. I will be teaching a subject near and dear to my heart: Finishing.

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As a completely self-taught knitter finishing was the great challenge in knitting- how do you know how many buttons is the right number of buttons? In this class we will workshop the process of finishing from how to choose the best cast-on to weaving in ends for beautiful professionally finished looking knits. You can read more about the class here… And read more about why I am SO excited to be going to Squam here.

June can’t come soon enough!

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Gold Rush

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This pattern is available for $6.00 USD buy it now

Finished Measurements
74” wingspan
33” height at spine
after blocking

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Materials
720 yards DK weight yarn

Shown here:
Green Mountain Spinnery Mewesic
100% wool; 180yards/165m/57g skein color: Diamonds and Rust; 4 skeins

Needles
24” US 7/4.5mm circular needle
Adjust needle to obtain gauge

Notions required
Waste yarn for provisional CO, stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge
20 sts x 28 rows= 4” in Stockinette stitch
18 sts x 24 rows= 4” in pattern stitch, after blocking

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PSA- No email 3/5-3/15 (give or take a few days)

Hiya Knitters! A quick heads up, I will be unable to read or answer email weekdays for about 2 weeks. I’m in the middle of moving house from VT to RI, starting the new job, wrapping up those last finishing details for the book (it goes to the printer this week!!!!) and doing the mom thing… Its a little crazy… I really appreciate your patience and understanding. Once the new house has internet established I’ll be back and in the mean time I will do my best.

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Brooke Hat & Cowl

IMG_0829New pattern! The Brooke Hat and Cowl, a quick mid-winter pick-me-up.

And a winner, Kemper wins the the skein of Sincere Sheep Equity Sport in the color St. Barts and a PDF of the pattern*

“I’ve been sick for much of the winter (my immune system has taken a serious beating this season) and the only thing that’s kept me feeling anything other than completely bored is knitting! My boyfriend requested a scarf so I’m making him the Quay cabled scarf by Brooklyn Tweed. It’s an interesting pattern and knitting it pairs nicely with getting cuddled up on the couch with a glass of red wine and an old movie.”

2nd prize, a copy of the pattern PDF for Rachael H for having my favorite solution to winter blahs:

“My trick is to hole up with a honey whiskey and ginger ale, knitting that I really love (working on a sweater for each daughter right now) and nature documentaries about lovely warm places!”

Thanks everyone for commenting!

 

 

*Winner chosen by random number generator

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Winter

Gracious did I really go the whole month of January without a post? Don’t give up on me yet, I promise lots of things are bubbling below the surface over here. First up will be this non matching set:Sincere sheep hatA sweet Fisherman hat knit in Sincere Sheep Equity Sport a downy 100% Rambouillet Wool and a Cowl knit in Dirty Water Dye Works Edna Extra a lucious Polworth Silk, also seen here in the shoot for Faro.

ES_-_St._Bart_s_grandeThese will be available next week but thats not all! I have a contest too, a PDF copy of the patterns + 1 skein of Equity Sport in the color St Barts will go to 1 lucky knitter*. St. Barts is a beautiful pure sky blue, bright as the sunniest days of winter (The yarn photo above belongs to Sincere Sheep). This 100% Rambouillet Wool from Kid Ranch in Buffalo, WY is also spun in Buffalo, WY. It is a semi-woolen yarn which means it has a cotton-y, next-to-skin-softness, but is stronger then most woolen spun yarns, its bouncy! One skein is enough to make the hat pictured above. To win share your secret for beating the mid-winter blahs in the comments before 12 AM EST (midnight Tuesday) and I will randomly select a winner on Wednesday the 12th of February. And you never know, if I really like your suggestion I might give you a pattern even if you don’t win the yarn.

* Contest open to North American mailing addresses only.

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