January 8, 2015

Palamon Hat and Arcite Cowl: Patterns Released

The matching Palamon Hat and Arcite Cowl patterns have been released. This hat and cowl feature two slip stitch patterns, which makes this a great design for variegated or semi-solid yarns. Knit with a worsted weight yarn (sample uses Malabrigo Worsted Merino), each one is a quick knit to help keep you warm this winter. Patterns are available on Ravelry separately or together as an eBook and are on sale through January 15, 2015. (Quick note on the names: Palamon and Arcite are the main characters in “The Knight’s Tale,” part of the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.)

December 9, 2014

Blanchefleur Shawl pattern release

This triangular shawl begins with a garter tab cast on and works its way out from the center, increasing every other row for a symmetrical shawl. Two stitch patterns are used in the body of the shawl, one of which has a “faux nupp.” Then, using a different color, a knitted on border is added to the shawl. Pattern includes both written directions as well as charts for the lace.

Skills needed: knitting, purling, yarn overs, decreases (knit two together; slip, slip, knit; slip one, knit one, pass slipped stitch over; and slip one, knit two together, passed slipped stitch over), increasing to five stitches from one stitch (faux nupp).

Calls for US 5 / 3.75 mm 32” (80 cm) or longer circular needle, 400 yds of fingering weight yarn for the body, and 250 yds of fingering weight yarn for the border.