Autumnal Equinox – New Hat and Mitt Set!

  • A woman models a brown cabled hat and mitts.

Autumnal Equinox Hat and Autumnal Equinox Mitts are debuting Friday, September 11th. These patterns are being featured at Knits & Knots Tahoe for the Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl. Kits including the yarn and pattern can be purchased from Knits & Knots Tahoe.

The perfect hat and mitts to keep you cozy while you sip on the warm fall beverage of your choice. A row of cute acorns runs just above the hat brim and along the center of the mitts. The acorns are formed by slipped stitch cables with seed stitch and are framed by columns of simple cables. The hat is a standard beanie, but if you prefer slouchy beanies there are instructions included to make the hat longer. Grab a PSL or a hot apple cider and knit yourself a festive fall accessory set. One skein of fingering-weight yarn will be enough yarn to make both the hat and the mitts!

Vakyrie Fibers dyed up two perfect fall colorways Woodland Realm (shown in photos) and Mirkwood. These are available on a Fingering Weight BFL Tweed base exclusively from Knits & Knots Tahoe for the kits!

Bubble Tea shawl, a new one skein project perfect for speckled yarns!

  • A woman wearing a purple speckled shawl sips purple bubble tea.

Bubble Tea Shawl is releasing on Friday, August 28th! It will be available on both Ravelry and Payhip.

Bubble tea isn’t just a pretty Instagram-able beverage, it’s also delicious and fun. Just like how super speckled yarn isn’t just pretty and Instagram-able, it’s also fun! It can be hard to find a pattern that will play nice with all those colorful speckles. This one-skein shawl features a simple lace pattern meant to show off all the fun colors in a highly speckled skein of hand-dyed yarn. Instructions are included so you can maximize your yardage used. Bubble tea is a half circular shawl that is light and airy enough to wear any time of year.

I used a single skein of Hawari Bazaar Anpanman on Nova Sock that I had been hoarding away in a prized position of my stash. I wanted to create a shawl that would allow the lace pattern and extremely speckled yarn to complement each other rather than fight for dominance. I think the result is a super fun and wearable shawl!

Bubble Tea is a top down half circle shawl. There is a garter stitch selvedge along the top edge of the shawl. Instructions for maximizing your yarn used are included in the pattern. You could even use multiple skeins to make an extra large shawl!

Save 10% now through September 4th to celebrate the release! No coupon code needed on Ravelry, on Payhip use code BUBBLETEAISYUMMY

Happy Haunts socks materialize for your spooky knitting pleasure!

  • Purple cabled socks.

My new sock pattern, Happy Haunts, has been released on both Ravelry and Payhip.

Is it just me or is the wallpaper staring at me? Inspired by the classic creepy decor of a certain spooky mansion that started its life in Anaheim and has since travelled around the globe, these haunted socks will add some creepy cool flair to your feet. The socks are worked top down with twisted stitches and cables. They have a heel flap designed to flow seamlessly into the cable pattern. So get your grim grinning feet out to socialize!

I absolutely love the Haunted Mansion so I had a lot of fun designing up these twisted cables into leering eyes. Plus I got to use themed yarn to go with my themed pattern, which is just the best. You have plenty of time to get these knit up to have some subtle spooky for Halloween.

Yarn:
Sock/Fingering
400 yds/366 m (425 yds/389 m, 460 yds/421 m)

Sample is knit with Long Dog Yarn Bounce Sock, in the 999 Happy Haunts colorway.

Foul Temptress – New 1 Skein Spincycle Dyed In The Wool Pattern

  • A green and pink lacy cowl.

Foul Temptress releases the morning of May 15th. The pattern will be on sale for 20% off through May 22nd for an extra tempting release sale.

Yarn, she can be a cruel mistress. You see that one special skein and immediately snatch it up because it MUST be yours, but then you get it home and have absolutely no idea what to do with it. This triangle cowl is the answer to that siren’s call, it just takes 200 yards of Sport or Fingering weight yarn. The pattern was designed specifically with one skein Spincycle Dyed In The Wool in mind because those little color shifting skeins are so beautiful but it can be difficult to find a pattern to show off just one small skein. Since the lace looks great with color shifting yarn, it is also ideal for the handspun yarns you have been hoarding to brew who knows what with.

This cowl is knit top down starting with a basic flat triangle shawl construction, it is then joined in the round for the last few rounds to create a triangle cowl shape. You can even use multiple single skeins up because the pattern includes two different border options; Siren’s Song and Lilith’s Lace. Siren’s Song is shown in Idle Nights (lighter yarn with blue/pink) and Lilith’s Lace is shown in Ruination (darker yarn with purple/green).

Give in to the temptation.