Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Patterns Out Lately

I've published a few things lately and though it would be easier to just lump them together in one post.

I've got two self-publications, and one with a digital magazine. Magazine first!

This is the Arctic Cardigan from the December Issue of I Like Knitting, an online-only magazine.

It's an open-front cardigan with pockets, drop sleeves, and a big cozy shawl collar. It's knitted in Cascade 220 Superwash Aran, which I LOVED working with. So squishy, great stitch definition. love. 

Next: Fionn Mitts. This was my dipping-my-toe-back-into-designing pattern after getting my head back on straight from the flood. I used a new Knit Picks yarn, Wonderfluff. If I could knit my life out of Wonderfluff, I would. It's like knitting with baby kittens wrapped up in cashmere blankets on a bed of clouds. 

The Fionn Mitts are an easy pair of long fingerless mitts with a knot stitch pattern on the backs. The mitts are shaped through the wrists for a close fit, and they have a thumb gusset. While Wonderfluff is considered a bulky weight yarn, it works at a lot of different gauges, so I recommend a worsted, aran, or bulky for this pattern, depending on how YOU knit. Anything that knits to gauge is fine. I know some of my testers used Malabrigo Worsted and it was perfect. 

You can get this pattern for half price- just $2- until November 22nd. No coupon code needed.

Lastly, the Maurepas Sweater. I call this my flood sweater because I was working on it when the house flooded, and I saved it from ruin by simply moving my WIP box up higher before we had to evacuate.

I knitted the sample in Cascade Longwood, an aran-weight wool that's made up of lots of plies so it looks like it has a tighter twist. Maurepas is knitted from the bottom up in pieces, with a slightly longer back than front. The front and back are seamed, and stitches are picked up around the armholes for top-down drop-shoulder sleeves. The body has an all-over cable pattern where the cables get longer the closer you get to the top. The sleeves have a little cable panel right at the top. I made my sample to have be off-the-shoulder, but there are instructions for a "normal" neckline included as well, if the 80s aren't your thing.

This one is 40% off until November 22nd with coupon code Maurepas.

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