2.27.2015

The Never Not Knitting Podcast : Episode 88 : Interview With Kitterly

Episode 88






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Enter to win a free kit of your choice from Kitterly.com! Please leave a comment below with your contact information by March 15th to enter. Only one comment per person please. 
The winner will be announced in Episode 89! 

Special promotion: Use coupon code "STITCHES2015" to receive 15% off of your next kit purchase on kitterly.com! 

Thank you for listening!





2.24.2015

Exclusive New Pattern! The Cabled Leaf Pullover




Introducing my brand new sweater design which is for now exclusively available through kitterly.com!


Kitterly is a brand new site with a personalized and easy approach to shopping for your next knitting project! They provide an easy way for you to search according to project type and skill level and get all of the materials you will need for the project of your choice in just a few simple clicks! They take all of the guesswork out of the process for those who like to shop for materials online.

I am pleased to have many of my patterns available to purchase on the Kitterly site as well as my latest pattern as an "exclusive Kitterly project".

This particular sweater was just debuted at Stitches West this past weekend, so I have a special Stitches discount code to share with you. 

Use code "STITCHES2015" in the checkout process to save 15% 
on your next project purchase on kitterly.com!


Please click HERE to learn more about my new Cabled Leaf Pullover modeled by the lovely 
Julie Crawford from knittedbliss.com.





2.17.2015

Headed to Stitches West!



I am spending my day today tying up loose ends getting all packed up for Stitches West 2015! I'm so excited! For those of you attending the show this year, please visit Lisa (Becoming Art Yarns) and myself at booths 1039 and 1041. Come check out Lisa's amazing hand-dyed yarns and all of my new leafy designs! :)

I knit up a few more of my Little Leaves from my book Botanical Knits to decorate our booth this year. Find the pattern in the back of your Botanical Knits book or for free HERE on Ravelry.

I look forward to seeing everyone again this year at Stitches West! :)




2.16.2015

Arlo


I just finished this most handsome Arlo cardigan for my son and I love it soooo much!
The cables on this sweater are to die for.



This pattern is from BT Kids. I came across it months ago and immediately fell in love. I am happy to have finally gotten the chance to knit it up for my sweet boy. It is a little on the big side, but I like the idea that he will be able to wear it next year as well. 





The yarn I used was Quince and Co. Lark in the Frost colorway which was a perfect match for this pattern.

Pattern available for purchase HERE.
Yarn available HERE.



1.31.2015

The Never Not Knitting Podcast : Episode 87 : All The Colors


Episode 87


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Enter to win a copy of 150 Scandinavian Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone (provided by Interweave Press)  as well as four skeins of Limited Edition Blacker Yarns Westcountry Tweed (provided by Blacker Yarns) by leaving a comment with your contact information under this post by February 15th. Only one comment per person please. There are two identical prize sets to give away... so two winners will be announced in Episode 88!

Thank you for listening!







1.21.2015

Perennial



When spring arrives, a perennial plant once dormant, will grow and bloom once again. 
I am so pleased to share with you my newest pattern design, Perennial, which
 captures the beauty of new spring growth with a sprouting plant motif growing up one side.



The great thing about this little hat is that it only requires 125 yards of worsted weight yarn making it a great one-skein, stash-busting project! 

As with most of my patterns, both written and charted instructions are included to accommodate different knitting styles.

Modeling and photography provided by the beautiful Julie Crawford of knittedbliss.com.





Here is the pattern information for those of you interested in knitting up a Perennial hat of your very own:

SIZE
Women’s Medium-Large 
(fits 19–23” / 48–58cm head circumference)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Brim Circumference approx 17” / 43 cm unstretched. 

MATERIALS
Dream in Color Calm [100% US Wool; 240 yd / 219 m per 3 1/2 oz / 100 grams; color: Fern Slipper; 1 skein or approx 125 yd / 115 m of a worsted weight wool or wool blend. 

Alternate Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted, Manos Del Uruguay Maxima

1 16” / 40cm US7 / 4.5 mm circular needle 
1 16” / 40cm US8 / 5 mm circular needle 
1 set of US8 / 5mm double pointed needles
Stitch markers in 3 different colors (1 color each to mark beginning of round, motif stitches, and decreases)
Cable needle
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
18 sts /  24 rows = 4” / 10 cm worked in the round in Stockinette stitch on US8 / 5 mm needles or size needed for accurate gauge.



In other exciting news, we added a new feature to all NNK printed patterns in order to support all of our local yarn shops that we appreciate so much!

If you would like to purchase the Perennial hat pattern in print from a yarn shop near you, it will include a scratch off code on the back for you to receive a complimentary download version of your new pattern. And the best news is that the accompanying download with be stored in your Ravelry library!

Now you will be able to enjoy your beautiful printed copy as well as the pdf download to print out and mark up as you please. 2 formats for the price of 1!


I hope that all of you will enjoy knitting up Perennial as well as our new download feature on the printed patterns!

Purchase the pdf only version of Perennial below or purchase in print at a yarn shop near you!





1.12.2015

Tycoon Vest


I think my boy looks so dapper in this new vest I just finished for him.
And the good news is that he did not complain about wearing it one bit! 
I think he is coming around on the knitwear.



This is the Tycoon Vest pattern by Kate Oates knit out of Berroco Ultra Alpaca.

I bought this yarn before my son was born with the intention of making him a sweater.. it's only taken me 3 years to get around to it. :)


My favorite thing about this pattern was the slip stitch textured pattern. It was fun to knit and the resulting fabric is so warm, thick and squishy.

Pattern available HERE.


1.05.2015

A Little Handmade Gift


I have recently been invited to a baby shower for my friend due in a few months, and I knew a special handmade gift was in order.

I again used my precious supply of Patagonia wool to knit up a Cradle Cardigan by Hannah Fettig for her new little daughter. This is a basic design in a classic color but I think it will be so useful.



The cardigan is paired with a hand sewn Geranium Dress designed by Made By Rae and....






I found this pattern for free on The Purl Bee and modified it for the sport weight yarn to match the sweater. I thought this hat worked really nicely with the cardigan due to the garter stitch details.



I look forward to giving this special handmade gift to my friend. I hope her and her new baby love it.

Cradle Cardigan Pattern available HERE.
Garter Ear Flap Hat Pattern available HERE.
Geranium Dress Pattern available HERE.



12.31.2014

Baby Latte Coat



I just completed this adorable Baby Latte Coat for my son, and after a little bit of bribery, he finally put it on so I could snap a few pictures!



 This is going to be the perfect coat for him to wear this winter. The design itself is so dapper with the double row of buttons and textured band. I used Quince and Co. Osprey yarn in the honey colorway for this knit and I love the warmth and squish that this yarn provides.



Pattern available HERE.
Yarn available HERE.


12.29.2014

The Never Not Knitting Podcast : Episode 86 : Finding Athena


Episode 86




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Enter to win one of these beautiful Raw Palette color collections of dk weight YOTH Yarn provided by Veronika Jobe by leaving a comment with your contact information under this post by January 15th. Only one comment per person please! Three winners will be announced in Episode 87.

Thank you for listening!