October 9, 2018

New pattern: Saxony Hat

The Saxony Hat has all the options for a cable lover, or someone who’s just getting into the beauty of cable knitting: Instructions include directions for working flat or in the round. Use the included cable chart or work from full written instructions, whichever you prefer. And the hat looks great on both men and women.

The cable panel appears twice on the hat, separated by reverse stockinette stitch. Using Aran weight yarn, it knits up fast, and the cable is fun to work. This hat makes even plain yarn knit up into something you’ll want to wear every day.

September 18, 2018

Gift of the Mermaid Shawl

The “Gift of the Mermaid” shawl, originally designed for a mystery knitalong, is now available in standard pattern format. Worked with two colors of fingering/ sock yarn, this crescent-shaped shawl keeps things fun, switching stitch patterns every few inches. The accompanying story takes you on a mermaid’s journey to go along with the pattern.

The shawl was designed to be worked with one variegated or hand-painted skein and a coordinating tonal/semisolid — but it also looks great in a gradient yarn. This is an intermediate-level pattern that includes lots of description about the stitch patterns, along with photo tutorials, so that you can learn new stitches without stress. Designer support is provided if you run into questions.

September 6, 2018

Mermaid Scales Slouch Hat

The Mermaid Scales stitch is not only fun to do and easy to learn, it is also a great showcase for beautiful variegated, tonal or hand-dyed yarn. It’s a delight to see how the stitches catch the light and show off your beautiful yarn. The “mistake-stitch” ribbing is also easy to work and provides the perfect fit for this fun-to-make, fun-to-wear hat.

This hat takes about 175-200 yards of sportweight yarn (gauge 24 sts/4” or 10cm) and is worked in the round, but the pattern includes instructions on how to work the first few rows flat if you find it challenging to join in the round without twisting.

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