June 4, 2015

Tidal Breeze

Inspired by receding waves revealing ripples of sand, Tidal Breeze is the “ooh la la” must for your summer knit list. This beautiful skirt is engaging to knit and eye catching to wear. The design is broken into two sections – an intricate front cable and lace panel, knit first, followed by a plain Stockinette stitch body, which wraps around the derriere to attach to the panel in front. For the full story behind the design, check out the blog post Drawing Lines in the Sand.

The intermediate level tech edited pattern includes written directions, charts, schematic, and how-to video.

May 22, 2015

Solar Flare Circular Shawl

A sudden flash of brightness observed over the Sun’s surface, Solar Flare Circular Shawl electrifies your knitting with twisted flame stitches and sun-shaping lace. Add optional beading for even greater solar energy releasing bursts of color as they sparkle in the sun.

Construction: This non-pi circular shawl is knit in the round until the flame tops which are worked flat individually.

Fully written and fully charted, the intermediate level tech edited pattern also includes three how-to videos.

April 3, 2015

Charleston Surf

Charleston Surf combines stockinette stitch and short rows reflecting ocean waves as they splash onto the beach. A hybrid of triangular and crescent shawls, the shaping is an intentional feature so as to stay on without muss and fuss or the need of a shawl pin. Wear it draped over your shoulders or with one end thrown around your neck as you take to the sandy shores. This pattern is a great opportunity for testing different short row methods and discovering your favorite!

For the touching backstory, check out the full write-up on the website.

February 27, 2015

Solar Flare Circular Shawl MKAL

Join the Solar Flare Circular Shawl Mystery Knit-a-Long!

The MKAL runs in the Knit Eco Chic group on Ravelry from the Spring Equinox (March 20, 2015) to Earth Day (April 22, 2015). Join us and knit your own solar inspired non-pi circular shawl in organic cotton & bamboo yarn! The tech edited & test knit intermediate level pattern is fully written & charted with stitch demos too.

MKAL highlights: prizes, interviews, video demos, chatting, and of course, knitting fun!

To kick off the MKAL, the pattern is on 50% off crack of dawn special. No coupon needed!! The crack of dawn special runs through March 15, 2015. From March 16th-20th the pattern will be on a morning light special of 25% off. No coupon needed. The pattern returns to full noon-day price March 20, 2015.

Ready to board? Here’s your pre-flight check list. Be sure to order your yarn from The Unique Sheep early so you ensure its arrival by the start date! To order, choose 300 grams under skein size, “Gradiance” as color way type, and then put in the colorway name. Or if you do not want to use Gradiance, select 300 grams as a “Regular” colorway. For color suggestions, check out the Solar Flare MKAL thread in the Knit Eco Chic Ravelry group. (Note: if you have allergies, like I do, simply request no essential oils in the dying process.)

Materials:
6 Skeins (1 gradiance set of 50 gram skeins) The Unique Sheep Green Sheep Cotton
US 3/ 3.25mm circular needles
US 3/ 3.25mm DPNs
Optional Beads – Japanese seed beads size 6/0 in three colors to match gradiance: 630 beads color 1, 450 beads color 2, 360 beads color 3

MKAL Schedule
New releases each Monday morning after March 20th kick off & 1st set of instructions released
March 16th swatching information released
March 20th skeins 1& 2 released
March 23rd skein 3 released, how-to you tube video released
March 30th skein 4 released
April 6th skein 5 released
April 13th skein 6 released
April 15th FO thread opened
April 22nd judging concluded
Note: Project due date for prizes is April 22, 2015

Physical Prizes
Physical prize will be chosen by voting of FOs. Voting consists of adding up the “likes” and “loves” on each post. “Educational,” “interesting,” “funny,” and “disagree” have no vote value. All participants who link their Solar Flare project page & post their FO in the FO thread by the close of voting will be eligible.
The FO with the most votes will win yarn from the Unique Sheep
The FO with the 2nd most votes will win a prize from Knit With Attitude
The FO with the 3rd most votes will win a prize from Laurel Hill
The FO with the 4th most votes will win a prize from Laurel Hill

Electronic Prizes
10% of participants with linked Solar Flare projects will be chosen at random to receive a Knit Eco Chic pattern of choice

December 26, 2014

Cassandra Christmas Sweater

Cassandra Christmas Sweater modernizes a traditional Christmas sweater with form fitted style and classical stitches. Accenting waist shaping, the Seed/ Moss stitch adorns the sides of the garment. Reaching to place the finishing touch on the Christmas tree reveals the hidden detail on the interior of each sleeve. Final touches of festive elegance appears on the collar detail and the slight puffed sleeve. Perfect for Christmas and every special winter event.

November 14, 2014

Motoring Vest

Motoring Vest, inspired by a photo of a sensationally dressed woman modeling beside a Triumph Twin 500 Motorcycle in 1951, updates the modish style in this figure flattering knitted vest. Set your nav to a new and wonderful destination and Motoring Vest will take you there, with oh’s and ah’s refueling you along the way!

Garter sections and shaping highlight specific points on the body creating a flattering hourglass figure. A wide button band draws the eye up and down the hourglass, lengthening the body. A mock turtle cowl is accented with a larger button off set from the vertical panel. Knit in two pieces – the body is worked flat seamlessly (joined at the shoulders) and the button band, which is seamed on at the very end. Arm and neck edging finishes the piece. The tech edited pattern includes written directions and schematics.

Come join the Indie Design Gift-A-Long on Ravelry with this pattern! 25% off on Ravelry with coupon code: giftalong2014 through Nov 21st. The Gift-A-Long runs until New Years!

October 25, 2014

Fibonacci Squared Men’s Scarf

Wrap the man you love in this Fibonacci inspired scarf! The simple knit works three skeins of your favorite DK weight yarn into an 8 feet, 4 inch/254cm long by 6 1/2 inch/16.5cm wide scarf – ideal for big and tall wearers. Use all the same brand or three different for added texture, exact gauge is not critical.

The tech edited, beginner level pattern includes written directions, color changing charts, two striping Fibonacci inspired striping sequences, pictures, notes, and a glossary.

Gauge: 5.25-5.5 sts/inch and 8-8.5 rows/inch in Stockinette St on US 6/4mm needles.

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