November 2, 2021

Cyclone Shawl Pattern and Kits

  • A purple and gray brioche shawl with tassels.

Introducing Cyclone! This is a garter stitch and syncopated brioche pattern that features twists and turns that look much more complicated than they really are, making Cyclone a great introduction to advanced brioche. Optional tassels adorn the corners for a bit of extra flair. The pattern includes instruction for both two-color and five mini-skein gradient versions of the asymmetric triangular shawl.

Yarn kits for the gradient shawl are available in my HandmaineKnits Etsy shop. Kits for the two-color shawl are available from Marianated Yarns. Purchase before November 15 and get a free copy of the pattern with your kit. The pattern is also available on Ravelry, Etsy and LoveCrafts.

July 29, 2020

Floret Wrap Pattern and Kits

  • The edge of a pink and orange botanical brioche wrap.

Floret is a botanically inspired trapezoid shaped wrap that starts with a brioche leaf motif that transitions to a simple lace pattern and ends with a dramatic brioche flower edging. The knitting begins at the center back and is worked down as a triangular shawl until the depth is reached, then the two sides are split and worked separately with shaping along the edges to create each half of the wrap.

There are two versions of this wrap in the pattern — a three-color version and a six-color gradient version. The three-color version was worked in a single-ply yarn from my HandmaineKnits yarn line, while the gradient version was worked in a six-color gradient set from Marianated Yarns.

The pattern is available on my Etsy shop and on Ravelry. Kits for the three-color version are available in the HandmaineKnits Etsy shop, and include two skeins in Foxglove, one skein in Marigold, and one mini skein in Rosebud.

October 22, 2019

Holidays on Hoth: Christmas and Hanukkah Advent Style Yarn Sets

Celebrate the Holidays (and the new movie) with a Star Wars-inspired Advent-style yarn set.

HandmaineKnits is pleased to announce our Holidays on Hoth yarn sets. Each set contains 12 mini skeins in colors inspired by planets across the Star Wars universe.

Choose between 12 days of Christmas and 8 nights of Hanukkah, and you will receive twelve 20-gram mini-skeins of Twist Sock (a 2-ply 80/20 Merino/nylon blend), wrapped in either 12 or eight packages based on your selection.

Sets will ship the first week of December. Visit the HandmaineKnits Etsy shop for more details.

August 14, 2019

New this month in the HandmaineKnits Etsy shop

  • A white mug that reads, I turn coffee into sweaters with a teal sweater and cup of coffee pictured

I have just added beautiful yarn and knitting-inspired mugs in three exclusive designs with original artwork to my Etsy shop!

The orignal “Sweater Knitter’s Crest” – Whether it symbolizes your heritage, achievements, or aspirations, everyone should know you are a Sweater Knitter.

“I Turn Coffee into Sweaters” – Let your friends and family know you’re going to need that second cup, you have a sweater to finish!

Perhaps you are a bit of a “Yarn Snob”? It is okay to admit, we know you’re not judgmental, you just like what you like (we do too). This mug would also make a great gift for your knitting bestie.

These ceramic mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe, and are made to order right here in the U.S., typically shipping within 3-5 days.