Sunday, September 15, 2013

New Pattern: Everett Henley!

Look! I have a pattern in the Fall/Winter 2013 Issue of Holla Knits!

It's called the Everett Henley, and I loves it.

Finished Size This sweater is meant to be worn with anywhere from -2 to +2” of ease, depending on personal preference and how you plan to layer it. To fit bust sizes 28-32 (30-34, 35-39, 38-42, 43-47, 47- 52, 52-56). Finished bust measurement 30.5 (32, 37, 40, 45, 49.5, 54.5). Sweater shown in Knit Picks Swish Worsted in 32” and in Knits in Class in size 40”.

Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 110yds/50g: Copper, 10 (11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 23) skeins.
Yarn: Knits in Class Mohair Merino Worsted, 52% Mohair, 48% Merino; 225yds/100g: Mr Darcy, 5 (6, 7, 9, 9, 10, 12) skeins.
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24” circular, and size 8 (5 mm): 30” circular for body of sweater and EITHER a long (40”+) circular, a 16” circular, or a set of 5 dpns for the sleeves. You will also need 2 Size 8 dpns for the applied i-cord bind-off. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Removable markers (m): one matching set of 8 for raglan increases and one matching set of 10 for lace increases; smooth waste yarn; tapestry needle; 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) 5/8” buttons.
Gauge 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needles. 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Everett Lace pattern on larger needles.
Lace pattern: each repeat measures 1.5” across and 1.25” down unblocked; 1.6” across and 1.5” down after blocking on larger needles.
Buy it now on the Holla Knits website!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Holla Knits! Blog Tour

On Monday, a bunch of stuff is happening.

We're getting in a moving van and leaving my beloved California and driving for 45 hours and 6 days to move to Delaware. Oh man. Also, my first ever sweater pattern is going live on the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of Holla Knits! Bad timing... I think that everyone else will see it before I do. I hope our hotel has free wifi.

Here's the blog tour schedule, with a bunch of awesome giveaways. Check it out each day, then come back on October 4th for my day! Hopefully I'll be settled into Delaware by then, and I'll be snuggled up in an actual sweater, drinking hot apple cider. Yum.

There may be some radio silence on my end for a couple of weeks, but I've got some great patterns in the pipeline for once we get settled. Stay tuned!


Sept 17: The Sweatshop of Love - subscriber exclusive giveaway, pattern giveaway
Sept 18: The Knitting Vortex - pattern giveaway
Sept 19: Unplanned Peacock - subscriber exclusive giveaway, pattern giveaway
Sept 20: Knit York City - pattern giveaway

Sept 23: masi|knits - subscriber exclusive giveaway, pattern giveaway
Sept 24: Wooly Wonka Fibers - subscriber exclusive giveaway, pattern giveaway
Sept 25: Knittery with Doog - pattern giveaway
Sept 26: Dyeing to Knit with Yarn Love - subscriber exclusive giveaway, pattern giveaway
Sept 27: Dirty Water Dyeworks - subscriber exclusive giveaway, pattern giveaway

Oct 1: Rohn Strong Designs - subscriber exclusive giveaway, pattern giveaway
Oct 2: Knits in Class - subscriber exclusive giveaway, pattern giveaway
Oct 4: Cosmos and Cashmere - subscriber exclusive giveaway, pattern giveaway

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New Pattern: Out in the Woods Hat

Oh look! A new pattern.

It's an all-over cabled hat- the cables spread out as you get closer to the crown, forming a cool pattern. And there are pompoms. We must have pompoms on hats. 

Living in California is hard as a knitter, because it's ungodly hot here up until about November. Once September rolls around, all I want to do is knit for winter, but it's too hot. Today, in mid-September, the high is 100. UGH. Anyway. A hat is a great way to ease into winter knitting, because then you don't have a big wool sweater in your lap. 

Out in the Woods Hat: $4 on Ravelry (no account required)

Pertinent info:

Size: Adult S/M (17.5" circumference) and M/L (20" circumference), both sizes 9" tall

Yarn: 200-240 yards of DK weight yarn, shown in Knit Picks Gloss DK in the color Aegean

Needles: US size 6 (4 mm) dpns and a 16" circular

Gauge: 26 sts/30 rows = 4" in cable pattern