March 18, 2017

Grace Fryer Shawl

Grace Fryer, along with other “Radium Girls,” worked for U.S. Radium applying radium-laced paint to watch dials in the early 20th century. At that time radium was widely believed to have health benefits and U.S. Radium encouraged the Radium Girls to use their lips and tongues to keep their paint brushes fine tipped. Grace was the first of the Radium Girls to bring suit against U.S. Radium after incurring strange medical symptoms and ultimately the legal action paved the way for improvements in industrial and employee safety.

The Grace Fryer Shawl is a semi-circular shawl knit flat with sections of repeating lace patterns. It uses one skein of sock yarn, perfect for that single skein you can’t decide how to use. The stitch patterns are provided in a chart, as well as written out, and percentages of yarn used are also provided if you wish to modify the size of your shawl.

Pattern has been test knit and tech edited. The sample is knit out of Copper Centaur Studios Centuar Sock in the colorway Caribbean Sea. Finished measurements are 39.5 inches wide by 21.5 inches deep..

March 17, 2017

White Noise

I’m fairly certain I will never get tired of designing shawls. They’re fun to knit, fun to wear and provide a great canvas for trying out different yarns and techniques. In White Noise, I wanted to create a graphic accessory with a little something extra. The marled rectangle remind me of static, hence the name of the shawl.

This shawl uses two colors of heavy laceweight/light fingering yarn, 550 yards each.

It is available at an introductory price ($4.25) with code static through March 31.

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 3, 2017

Salt Pond Shawl

Salt Pond is a top down crescent shawl worked with alternating sections of garter and slip stitch. A simple eyelet border frames the bottom.
The colors in this shawl reminded me of salt and the sea. This shawl is named after the salt pond at Point Judith, RI.

Materials:
Approximately 500 yards/ 457 m of DK weight yarn ( 160 yds each of 3 colors)
Needles: US 6/4 mm 24” circular needle or size to obtain gauge

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.

February 23, 2017

Sandpiper Socks

I love variegated yarn, but it is often difficult to find patterns that really highlight the beauty of these complex combinations. When I developed this particular combination of slipped and lifted stitches it was for a hat worked in solid colors. But as I was knitting it I was thinking “I bet this would work awesome in variegated yarn”. After the hat was completed I asked Lindsay at The Fiber Seed if she had some crazy variegated yarn that I could swatch with and she generously humored me. The swatch came out even better than I had imagined.

The slipped stitches pull the color across the face of the fabric and each stitch pops out in a different burst of color. When striped with a complementary color it truly sings. And the yarn was so perfectly suited for socks that I just had to design a pair. Which honestly, I hadn’t before. I mean I had knit socks but just had never had the urge to design a pair. Until now. Starting toe up you work the in the contrast color and then bring in your variegated yarn. Striping proceeds with the pattern on top and a stockinette sole until you place waste yarn for an afterthought heel.

Then the pattern extends around the leg to mosey on up to contrast ribbing. You pick up around your waste yarn and knit your heel in the contrast color to balance everything out. Then, like all socks, you do it all again, LOL! I am guessing that many of the fans of Indie Untangled might have a few brightly colored skeins of sock yarn tucked away that would be perfect for this pattern. I can’t wait to see them!

February 21, 2017

Ripple Socks!

There’s a sexy new sock pattern on the market and if you are a lover of socks and hand dyed yarns, you’ll definitely want it!

Introducing, the Ripple Socks pattern. This wavy eyelet sock pattern is one of the few out there that is written with the knitter in mind. Independent written instructions are included for knitters who knit their socks with DPNs, for knitters who like to work with independent circulars and knitters who prefer to waste no time on second sock syndrome and knit their socks two at a time. This pattern features top-down construction with an afterthought heel and a wedge toe. Because of the unique stitch pattern, the added benefit is that both the leg and the foot are stretchy! You don’t often find a lacy sock pattern that conforms perfectly to the curves and uniqueness of your foot and leg.

And did I mention that this pattern holds its own against the randomness of hand dyed yarns? This special pattern will not be swallowed up by even the craziest of dye patterns. And if you aren’t into wildly hand painted yarns, this pattern is also gorgeous in solids and semi-solids, too. (Shown here, the Ripple Socks are knit in Cedar Hill Farm Company’s “Ellis Island” on the Journey base.)

This pattern is available on Ravelry, Craftsy, and at CedarHillYarns.com.

February 20, 2017

k2tog by God

Inspired by Psalm 139:13 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb” & Genesis 2:24 “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh,” “k2tog by God” diaper cover stamps the truth of God’s Word on the precious booty He just created.

The tech edited and test knit pattern includes written directions, a chart & written directions for the lettering, a schematic, and a photo tutorial.

February 13, 2017

Pitch Cowl

Triangles and parallelograms transform leftover linen yarn into a uniquely constructed shape shifting cowl that keeps the little grey cells engaged while actually being a simple knit. Pitch Cowl harkens to baseball stripes, geometry love, and bias construction, with just a touch of elegance in the top running edging.

The tech edited & test knit pattern includes written directions and a work flow schematic. Check out the You Tube “Pitch Cowl Short Row Triangle Demo” for a demonstration on Triangle 2.

February 9, 2017

Treat Yourself to the Sand Layers Shawl Kit

Cashmere yarn makes everything better, and our new Sand Layers Shawl project kit can be made with 2 or more colors from Series 2 of our Master Color Series (shown here in Macbeth, Absinthe & Blonde Ambition).

Each kit is available for a special discount and includes a print copy of the pattern, your choice of yarn colors in Xanadu, our 100% Mongolian Cashmere fingering weight yarn, a BBR project bag, samples of Allure Fiber Wash, and a custom-made stitch marker from Purrfectly Catchy Designs.

Click here to purchase the Sand Layers Shawl Kit.