August 17, 2017

Get Back to School with Easy A!

It’s Back to School time, and who doesn’t love an assignment that will get you an Easy A?! This super simple shawl is so easy that it can be worked on while your helping your kids with their homework assignments.

Easy A works up great in a fingering weight yarn that has some drape to it such as Merino/Cashmere/nylon blend. And the pattern is Back to School priced at just $3.50 until 8/21. Don’t miss out on the pattern sale and get detention!

June 30, 2017

Shark Bite II: The Revenge

I’m so excited to introduce Shark Bite II: The Revenge!

I hope that you can join me in the Jimmy Beans Wool Ravelry Group for Shark Bite II: The Revenge KAL. We cast on July 23. Kit’s featuring Lornas Laces Shepherds Sock in Shark Bait and Staccato’s in Sharky Gray and Natural will be available exclusively through Jimmy Beans. Introductory pricing for the pattern of $2.99 is available until the the KAL begins.

Stranded colorwork on the cuff gives the illusion of waves cresting above schools of sharks swimming through blood speckled waters.

If you are new to colorwork, this is a great pattern to cut your teeth on. The shark fins are simple to work and are only a few rows each.

The heel is worked in the round and turned with a minimum amount of short rows. Once the short rows are finished you are back to the amount of stitches that you started with and can continue knitting the foot. That’s right, no picking up stitches or heel flap!

March 31, 2017

Wind Song

Introducing Wind Song, a deceptively easy to knit lace shawl that is perfect for spring and summer.

Wind Song begins with an intuitive lace body that lends itself to relaxing knitting with friends. A simple garter stitch and lace section then leads to an applied border. Which means very few stitches to bind off, and who doesn’t love that?!

I’ve included alternative instructions for skeins of yarn with less than 440 yards such as Marigoldjen’s Stellina Sock.

This is a charted pattern, and I’ve included a magnification of the chart repeats for your convenience. If you haven’t knitted from charts before, this a great pattern to start with. The charts are simple and very easy to follow.

Kits for Wind Song are available from Marigoldjen’s Etsy shop. They are packaged in a lovely organza bag and include a 50% coupon for the pattern. She has several color options to choose from including the ones shown here on the pattern page.

March 8, 2017

Socktastic

I admit it, socks are my very favorite thing in the world to knit. I can’t think of a time in recent years when I haven’t had at least one sock on the needles. When I created Socktastic, I wanted a pattern that would be fun and easy and maybe a little addictive. Well, it’s important to be careful of what you wish for because once I cast on, I couldn’t stop! Three pairs of Socktastic’s later and I finally sent the pattern to Michelle of Berry Colorful Yarnings and Margie, AKA the Best Test Knitter on this side of the world, for test knitting. Now you need to understand that Michelle wasn’t fond of knitting socks before this pattern. If you follow her on Instagram, you’ll see that she’s got some mad knitting skills and dyes up some amazing yarns, but until recently there weren’t a lot of sock in progress pictures. After test knitting Socktastic, she can’t seem to keep socks off of her needles! So be prepared and be warned, this is an addictive pattern!

The pattern includes both written and charted instructions.

Use coupon code: SisterlyLove for 40% off through March 15th!

March 1, 2017

Peep Show

Spring time, when the earth comes alive with flowers, singing birds and the shops start to carry PEEPS! I couldn’t resist creating a sock in tribute to one of my all time favorite treats.

Simple stranded colorwork bunnies with beaded eyes and noses, and chicks with beaded eyes and bobble noses surround the leg in a calorie free celebration.

Peep Show is introductory priced at $3.50 until March 15th. Yarn only kits will be available from Undead Yarn on Etsy beginning March 2.

October 13, 2016

New patterns make a Rhinebeck debut!

Introducing two new patterns and a coupon code for you!

I’m so excited to be releasing two patterns that I thought I would have a little sale on all the patterns in my shop. Use coupon code: Rhinebeck for 20% off of any pattern in my shop. Good through 10/21.

Fire and Blood is the second pattern in Collection 2 of my Game of Thrones inspired series. It’s worked up in Miss Babs Kaweah which is a lovely round DK yarn that comes in a wide range of colors. It has such a lovely hand and I literally couldn’t stop knitting with it because I liked it so much!

Daydream Believer is a collaboration between my very good friend Michelle aka BCYarnings who dyes up the most fantastic self striping yarns. Knit up in her Saturated Sock, this is one of those patterns where the yarn does all the work for you, just sit back and enjoy the knit!

If you are going to the Indie Untangled trunk show in Rhinebeck tomorrow, there will be a very limited number of kits for Daydream Believer that include the yarn and pattern. If you want one, I suggest getting there early!

September 16, 2016

Fright Night

Introductory priced at $3.99 on Ravelry until October 1, no coupon code needed. Happy Haunting, I mean Knitting 🙂

What do you do when your next door neighbor is a Vampire? Well in the case of a knitting pattern designer, you design socks with a Vampire theme and hope for the best! These socks were inspired by one of my all time favorite Halloween movies, Fright Night and my love for Vampire horror movies in general.

The Fright Night socks are knitted from the cuff down and available in two sizes, adult medium and large (8 1/2” – 9 1/2” in foot circumference). Stranded colorwork bats encircle the leg and a striped heel flap adds a bit of pop. Knitted up in Undead Yarn’s Vamphyri in the Graveyard colorway with Black and Red accents.

They will really knock the socks off the Vampire lover in your life!

April 15, 2016

The Great Game

Introducing the first pattern in the second Game of Thrones Collection! The Great Game was designed to work with Miss Babs 7 Color Gradient Set in Caroline or Yummy 2-Ply, and is shown in the Edge of Reality colorway. Be sure to check out the three amazing Great Game Sets that Miss Babs has dyed up in Caroline, her new super luxurious fingering weight cashmere blend. She came up with three amazing color sets: Edge of Reality, Edge of Temptation and Phoenix Rising.

I designed The Great Game to be a simple to knit shawl that could be worn throughout the year. It has side to side construction with a delicate lace edging that is worked along with the body of the shawl. It’s one of those knit’s that becomes intuitive early on in the pattern and provides a relaxing without being boring knit. Aside from the lace edging, you won’t have to worry about stitch counts which make it a perfect project to bring to knit group. I’ve provided instructions for the lace in both written and charted format for your knitting pleasure. I hope that you guys enjoy knitting it as much as I did!

March 15, 2016

Kiltie as Charged

My friend Tierney got me hooked on the Outlander series, which was the inspiration for Kiltie As Charged. I designed these fun-to-knit socks while I was binge watching the first two seasons and, like most Outlander fans, I can’t wait for the third! While we all anxiously wait for it to be released next month, I thought it with St. Paddy’s Day being right around the corner, it would be the perfect time to release Kiltie as Charged. I know, I know — it’s an Irish holiday, but since I’m Irish I’m taking a little liberty with it. And so you don’t make too much fun of me for that, use coupon code ‘Lucky’ for 50% off through March 31.

The pattern is written for use with DPNs, but can easily be adapted to knit with Magic Loop or 2 circulars. Included are both charted and written directions in an easy-to-print-for-your-size layout.