November 20, 2017

Ready, steady, gifts a go-go!

It’s Giftalong time on Ravelry – but you knew that already, didn’t you? It’s hard to miss the excitement! KALs, games, prizes, non-stop (*really* non-stop) chatter and, oh yes, 25% off thousands of patterns from hundreds of designers… including me.

If you’ve never joined in the GAL before, stop by and see what all the fuss is about! Every year it gets bigger and better. You’ll be sure to get motivated and fill your knitting basket (not to mention your queue) with heaps of inspiring projects. It’s also a great chance to get to know indie designers better, as most of us turn up to chat in the threads, plus there’s a lot of action on social media. I will be posting interviews on my blog regularly, as well as sharing my favourite designs from this year’s bundle (and my makes from past years) on Instagram. (There is of course a GAL Instagram challenge – join in!)

August 29, 2017

Stitch Up Mitts Knit-A-Long

Need a quick weekend project or started looking to start your knitted Christmas gifts? Why not join in the #stitchupmittsKAL in Instagram?

The Stitch Up Mitts pattern can be found as a free download on Ravelry here. They come in child and adult sizes and are knitted in the round with any DK weight Yarn. Finish a pair before September 20, 2017 and post a photo of the finished gloves on instagram tagged with #stitchupmittsKAL and #mymamaknits for a chance to win a prize pack which will include at least 200g of my hand dyed yarns. Two additional entries can be gained by 1. using my yarn in your project and 2. posting the project on Ravelry, linked to the Ravelry pattern page.

February 9, 2015

My Fair Lady February Musical

Having a year-long theme is quite interesting. For February I chose My Fair Lady. The colors go from grey to burgundy, white with black, pink and end in red. This is the transition of Eliza Doolittle, who went from street urchin to lady. This is a self-striping yarn in my “Blessed Fingers” base of 100% SW BFL.
I hope you’ll check it out and the other new yarns in shop as well.

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.

December 18, 2014

Quick Mitten Pattern!

I have just released my newest design – “Patchwork Mittens”. A great first intarsia project with just one join per row. The hands of these mittens are knit flat – the seam is part of the patchwork design! The thumbs are knit seamlessly in the round. And no need to limit yourself to just 2 colors. Use up some stash and make some for everyone in the family! And this pattern is part of the Indie Design Gift-A-Long on Ravelry, so you can join us in the knit-a-long and play games and win prizes while you knit your mittens – until the end of 2014.

December 11, 2014

Free Shipping & 10% off Double Knit Project Plus

Just in time for the holidays you can get your Double Knit+ (Large) Bag for the same price as the Project+ (Medium) Bag.
NO COUPON CODE NECESSARY (this means you can still use the free shipping code and save even MORE!!!)

Promotion for the Double Knit bags ends Friday 12-12-14
Free Shipping ’til Chirstmas!

November 14, 2014

Warm head / cool gift in just two hours

The 30-Round Rasta Hat, just released by Elizabeth Green Musselman of Dark Matter Knits, is perfect for those days when you need a quick gift or the temperature has suddenly and dramatically dropped.

Literally worked up in 30 rounds, this hat needs just 65 yards of squooshy, super-bulky Malabrigo Rasta. Its pretty leaf-lace stitch pattern gives this hat a great texture.

The pattern includes a linked video tutorial explaining how to work the M3B (make 3 below) stitch.

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!

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