September 19, 2017

Magic Dragon Shawl & KAL

My latest pattern, the Magic Dragon Shawl, is now available for sale. Inspired by “Puff the Magic Dragon,” this shawl has a dragon skin body that flows into a misty edging. It can be knit in DK, sport, or fingering-weight yarn and makes a great showcase for gradients.

I’ll be hosting a KAL in my group, Heather Anderson Designs, beginning October 1st. The KAL will include this pattern, as well as the other nine For the Love of Stories patterns.

September 14, 2017

New shawl pattern Singular Sensation

With all the gorgeous, non-repeatable colorways popping up among the indie dyers, I couldn’t resist a design that celebrates these unique skeins. Singular Sensation is a simple, top down, cresent-shaped shawl consisting of garter stitch and a simple star stitch. Instructions are given for easily adjusting the pattern according to yardage and yarn weight.

Yarn: 400 yds of fingering weight or 540 yds of worsted weight (however, the shawl can be adjusted for varying weights)

Gauge: 28 sts x 48 rows = 4″ on US 5 in garter stitch using fingering weight
24 sts x 32 rows = 4″ on US 6 in garter stitch using worsted weight

Sizes: 17″ at deepest point by 56″ along neckline in fingering weight
21″ at deepest point by 66″ along neckline in worsted weight

August 30, 2017

Spruce Lane Designs new shawl pattern “Switch” in Magpie Fibers

“Switch” is thus named for a number of reasons: the alternating stitch patterns that “switch” between the body of the shawl and the border; the “switching” between the right side and wrong side of the fabric as the shawl is reversible; and lastly, the ability to “switch” to different yarn weights. Which would you choose? A semi-solid in Solstice or perhaps a highly variegated in sock? The possibilities are endless!

Instructions are included for lengthening or shortening the shawl, depending upon your preference. Knit one up in one of Magpie Fiber’s luscious bases and you’re guaranteed to have a shawl that is perfect for a cool, summer’s evening and snuggly enough for a cold, winter’s day!

August 29, 2017

Introducing Wraparoche

Have you got the brioche bug yet? Wraparoche is an easy and very satisfying introduction to two-colour brioche. You can make it with two skeins of whatever you have on hand – as long as each skein is about 100g and about the same weight. The sample uses Wolff & Schafe Romulus (a really lovely, squishy Merino worsted!), but the pattern also includes instructions for fingering or sport weight, and a worksheet to figure out your numbers for any other gauge.

The pattern includes notes on how two-colour brioche is worked and how to read the instructions, plus photo tutorials on the special cast-on and cast-off techniques used.

August 29, 2017

Stitch Up Mitts Knit-A-Long

Need a quick weekend project or started looking to start your knitted Christmas gifts? Why not join in the #stitchupmittsKAL in Instagram?

The Stitch Up Mitts pattern can be found as a free download on Ravelry here. They come in child and adult sizes and are knitted in the round with any DK weight Yarn. Finish a pair before September 20, 2017 and post a photo of the finished gloves on instagram tagged with #stitchupmittsKAL and #mymamaknits for a chance to win a prize pack which will include at least 200g of my hand dyed yarns. Two additional entries can be gained by 1. using my yarn in your project and 2. posting the project on Ravelry, linked to the Ravelry pattern page.

Seneca Siren… Now available on Ravelry

Hey everyone! Just wanted to pop in and let you know that my newest pattern, Seneca Siren, is now available to download on Ravelry. Seneca Siren is knit in a worsted weight yarn, with easy to remember pattern repeats, so its perfect summer knitting. There is one set of the original colors of yarn that is currently available in the Etsy shop and once that is gone I will put up a listing for pre orders for anyone else that might be interested. Each color uses around 50g of yarn so its also a great knit if you want to go stash diving.

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!

August 12, 2017

Non-Mystery KAL

If you’d like to pace yourself with a KAL that comes out in clues but is not a mystery, Moroccan Magique is an excellent way to do this. The rectangular wrap with short rows consists of five colors. One clue is released per week over six weeks. At the end, there will be a “Lagalong” for those who like a low pressure approach. There is one prize per week and there will also be a Lagalong prize. Please visit my Ravelry group if you’d like to discuss colors or join in.

Are Ewe Feeling Sheepish?

Are Ewe Feeling Sheepish? has joined my flock of sheepy patterns on Ravelry, with plenty of time to knit it for Rhinebeck! It is knit in worsted weight, in one piece, top down, with no seaming, and can be made for a woman or a man. Join us for a fun Sheep-A-Long in my Ravelry group, Let’s Knit Together, where you can knit any of my sheepish patterns. I have two adult sweaters (and one more on the way!) and three baby sweaters (with a fourth on the way that includes big kid sizes, too!). Cast on day is August 15th, and we’ll have a Sheepish meet-up for everyone going to the Indie Untangled Trunk Show, and another at Rhinebeck. I hope to see you there!