I got a pattern done in my big blog hiatus that I really love. It is Iora. It is a 3/4 square and wears so well.
It is almost like a vest one you have it on and the best part about it is in the back there is no point. It is straight across. It has beads in the lace edging which adds a little sparkle and a little weight.
The yellow one I knit out of handspun and the fuchsia one is out of Dream in Color Baby. It only uses one skein of the Baby.
I am going to try to be better about posting so we will start with what I have finished since then.
I knit a top down raglan striped sweater. I loosely based the stripes on Tempest and just winged it from there. It fits great and the subtle striping works for me. Not too Rugby style. Next up another top down sweater.
Here is my latest pattern! It is a cowl that has a slightly asymmetrical ripple to it. The purl rows help to really show it off. This pattern would be great worked in any hand dyed yarn or even a great handspun. It only takes 225 yards so one skein of DK should work! The pattern is for sale here!
I just released a new pattern on Ravelry. This is a hat using the other half of the skein from the Melting Pot mitts. It can be worn back, slightly slouchy or it can be pulled down over your ears. It is a quick knit and a great way to make sure all of those great sock yarn skeins are used up.
I am so excited that I can finally talk about my newest pattern. I have been working with Dani of Sunshine Yarns for a while now to come up with a pattern that uses one skein of yarn and that would be perfect for the hoilday season. It is called Melting Pot.
I came up with the name since a melting pot is about combining different elements and “melting them together” into a harmonious whole. These mitts use lace, ribbing and stockinette together to make a fun new look. There is even a little detail at the top of the thumb.
They are going to be offered in a kit with pattern and yarn at Sunshine Yarns starting tomorrow. The yarn that is used in them is a very luscious merino/cashmere blend that is heaven to work with.