Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hearts & Flowers Sock Pattern

This sock pattern is now on sale on Ravelry for $6.00. It includes a chart for the stranded knitting, and instructions for the non-stop heel. It is knit using two colors of sock yarn. More information and a photo of variations of this pattern can be found at this LINK.

To order the pattern, select this button:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mouse Tracks Shawl Pattern

Finally, I have a pattern for sale online as a printable, electronic file (PDF). I have about ten more almost ready to sell, and many more designs lined up behind those. Here is a brief description:

This variation of the vintage neck scarf pattern that crosses in the front through a channel to hold it closed includes strategically placed increases/decreases to lengthen the shawl in the back, and intermittent short rows to provide flare. The lace patterns (the diamond edge and the mouse prints neckline) are inspired by patterns in Gossamer Webs by Galina Khmeleva and Carol Noble, Interweave Press, 1998. This pattern includes instructions for altering the length of the shawl.

Yarn:
• Sport weight, sock weight, jumper weight, or fingering weight
• 11 oz (312gm) or
850 – 900 yds (780m – 820m)

Needles:
• Straight or circular (the shawl is knit back and forth)
• U.S. Size 2 or 3 (2.75mm or 3.25mm)

Every row of this shawl is charted. Garter stitch and a small amount of 1x1 ribbing are the basic techniques used throughout. 10-page PDF pattern

To order the pattern, select this button:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tardy

I fell off of the face of the earth for awhile and haven't added a post in almost a year. I'm still here and knitting and quilting and shoveling snow. I will soon be set up to sell knitting patterns so this site will grow.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Portuguese Style Knitting

There is still time to pre-order Andrea Wong's new book, Portuguese Style of Knitting. She is offering it for 20% off of retail price until June 10th, 2010. Select this LINK to learn more.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Charting Software

For those of you working on Windows computers who would like to test out new charting software for knitting lace and cables, try Brian Lamb's "Knit Design Studio" at this LINK. The name of his site, Savannah Winds, strikes my fancy.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Knitting and Publishing

A new year and new projects—I'm focusing on publishing patterns and maybe even books this year. I hope to chronicle some of my experiences in that effort on my larger blog. One of my January posts there is about publishing a book by another knitting designer at this LINK.