Sunday, April 13, 2014

TWO new patterns.

This week, I published THREE patterns. Go, me. On Tuesday it was The Nord Mittens of Dwindling Frost, then Wednesday, the Fenwick Island Pullover, and today: the Rehoboth Beach Tank Top. Both tops are named after places in Delaware, because, well... I suck at choosing names for patterns, and we live in Delaware, so I literally just looked at Wikipedia for a list of places in Delaware, then picked two I liked. Highly scientific.

Rehoboth Beach Tank Top on top, Fenwick Island Pullover on the bottom. I hope you knew that from looking.

These are both things I started, ahem, years ago, and only in the last couple months pulled out again. They are both cotton, ironically, because these two things are literally the only two things I've ever made with a cotton or cotton blend yarn. I've actually been wearing the tank top quite a bit, now that we've entirely skipped spring and have gone straight into summer. Today it's 80 degrees outside. What the hell, Delaware. 


Rehoboth Beach Tank:

Sizes: 29.5", 33", 36.5", 40.25", 44", 47.5", 51.25"
Shown in size 33 with about 3 inches of negative ease.

Yarn: Knit Picks CotLin, 70% Cotton, 30% Linen, 123 yards/50 g skein
          (Color 1) Nightfall; 2(2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins
          (Color 2) Surf; 2(2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins
          (Color 3) Sea Foam; 2(2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins 
          (Color 4) Swan; 2(2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins

Gauge: 24 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in Chevron stitch

$5 on Ravelry, no account needed:

Fenwick Island Pullover: 

Sizes: 32", 35.25", 38.5", 41.5", 45", 48", 51.25"
Shown in size 38.5 with about 1.5 inches of ease.

Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece; [80% Cotton, 20% Merino; 215yd/197m per 100 g skein]; color: My Blue Heaven; 5[6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9] skeins

22 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
25 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in cable pattern

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Pattern: The Nord Mittens of Dwindling Frost

My husband has been playing the video game Skyrim lately, which is a very detailed, medieval-esque, dragons-potions-questing-and-swords game awash in knitter inspiration. Every temple and hall has something that would be beautiful in knit-form. I often knit while he's playing, and find myself staring at the tv, trying to figure out how to make that arch into a cable. 

So, to satiate my arch-into-cable desires, I designed these mittens to look like stone carvings from the game. I just finished the sample for a new cardigan design in Dream in Color Classy, which ohmygosh is the most wonderful yarn I have ever had the pleasure to knit with. I had enough of the main color (Prince William) left over for a mitten design, and luckily, it was the perfect stone color. My husband got to name the mittens: The Nord Mittens of Dwindling Frost: Hands take on 40% less frost damage. 

(Yep, that's my knitted sword.)


Women's Small/Medium, Women's Large/Men's Medium, Men's Large

Dream in Color Classy; color: Prince William; 1 skein for all sizes

Needles and Notions: 
US 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles
Cable needle
Tapestry Needle
Waste Yarn

The cable pattern is charted for each size. 

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