Sunday, May 16, 2021

Breezeway

Breezeway is now live on Ravelry & Payhip!


Simple stripes and a bit of intarsia, paired with varying fibers and weights in the same colorway, make this shawl a tone-on-tone textural delight that is relaxing to knit and easy to wear.


SIZE
Small [Large]

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Span: 86 [111] inches
Depth: 20 [26] inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
16 sts/40 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

MATERIALS
Yarn A: Smooth or slub sock yarn - 385 (635) yds
Yarn B: Mohair/silk laceweight - 325 (545) yds
Pink sample, size Small:
A = Suburban Stitcher Sock (75% merino, 25% nylon; 460yds/421m per 100g skein); 1 skein in Rosedal
B = Suburban Stitcher Silky Mohair Lace (72% mohair, 28% silk; 459yds/420m per 50g skein); 1 skein in Rosedal
Cream sample, size Small:
A = Suburban Stitcher Slub Sock (90% merino, 10% nylon; 438yds/401m per 100g skein); 1 skein in Sugar
B = Suburban Stitcher Silky Mohair Lace (72% mohair, 28% silk; 459yds/420m per 50g skein); 1 skein in Sugar

US #3/3.25mm circular needle, 24 inches
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker

NOTE ON COLOR CHOICES
Although you could make this pattern using two different colors, please be aware the color changes for the stripes happen on both right side and wrong side rows. Using two bases in the same colorway ensures those little dotted lines you get on the “wrong side” when striping are virtually invisible, making the shawl reversible. If you were to use two contrasting colors, the stripes on one side of the center diagonal would look like the RS and those on the other side of the center diagonal would look like the WS.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
Video tutorial (link also included in pattern PDF) Intarsia is a method of colorwork where each section of color has its own ball of yarn attached. The unused color is not strung across behind the work, but rather left hanging at the end of its color section to be picked up and used again on the next row.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Thisaway

Thisaway is now live on Ravelry, Payhip, and LoveCrafts!


This new 2-color, sock weight, triangular shawl pattern was a collaboration with Amy at West 7th Wool, using their Hunter's Sock base in Dorian and Shade Shifter. The design features 4 size options, garter stitch stripes, i-cord edging, and an unusual construction based on a variation on an afterthought/peasant heel adapted from sock knitting to shawl knitting! There's even an accompanying video tutorial on my YouTube channel for this technique.


SIZE
1 [2, 3, 4]

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Span: 62 [74, 86, 98] inches
Depth: 28 [33, 39, 44] inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
24 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

MATERIALS
Fingering weight yarn: 315 [437, 590, 762] yds each in two contrasting colors
Size 1 shown in: West 7th Wool Hunter’s Sock [70% merino, 30% nylon; 437yds/400m per 100g skein] 1 [1, 2, 2] skeins each in Dorian (A) and Shade Shifter (B)
NOTE: For sizes 1 & 3, the upside-down Y in the center of the shawl will be color B; for sizes 2 & 4, it will be color A.
US #3/3.25mm circular needle, 24 inches long
Circular needle 1-2 sizes smaller than main needle (optional, for picking up stitches)
Tapestry needle
1 locking stitch marker
Waste yarn – approx. 3 yds, smooth, plied, fingering weight

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Wake+Wave

Wake+Wave is now live!


This new 3-color, crescent shaped, fingering weight shawl design was a collaboration with Jems Luxe Fibers, using their Luxe Sock in Texas Wildflowers (variegated), The Primordials (speckled), and Pink Sapphire (solid). The pattern features three size options and a wide array of stitch patterns such as garter stripes, feather & fan ripples, simple brioche, German short rows, eyelets, and welts. And if you're not familiar with all of these techniques, don't worry! The pattern includes links to my YouTube tutorials too!


SIZE
S [M, L]

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Span: 46 [63, 80] inches
Height at center: 14 [21, 27] inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
26 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

MATERIALS
Fingering weight yarn:
A: 205 [420, 715] yds (light color for brioche)
B: 225 [450, 760] yds (welts & eyelets)
C: 155 [330, 575] yds (dark color for brioche)
Shown in size M using:
Jems Luxe Fibers Luxe Sock [75% merino, 25% nylon; 463yds/423m per 100g skein]; 1 skein each in The Primordials (A), Pink Sapphire (B), and Texas Wildflowers (C)
US #3/3.25mm circular needle, 24+ inches
Tapestry needle
31 [45, 59] stitch markers (optional)

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES
Garter tab cast on
Welts
2-Color Brioche worked flat
Brioche increases and decreases
German short rows

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Saturday, October 03, 2020

Precipice

The Precipice knitting pattern is LIVE!


This new, deceptively simple shawl design combines 3 colors of fingering weight yarn and is worked entirely in garter stitch (no purling!). It features pinstripes, a uniquely asymmetrical edge, and 4 size options.


This design is a collaboration with Blue Mule Fiber, using their Fleck Ewe merino/silk base. Unfortunately, the Blue Mule dye crew has been forced to go on temporary hiatus recently, to devote more resources to the other side of their business (winery!). Luckily, there are still plenty of shops that stock their gorgeous yarns - McKinney Knittery, Yarnivore, Yarn Store Boutique, Skeins on Main, Blazing Star Ranch.

SIZE
S (M, L, XL)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Span: 47 (63, 78, 94) inches
Depth at lowest point: 16 (22, 27, 33) inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
21 sts/42 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

MATERIALS
Fingering weight yarn:
A (solid/tonal): 158 (274, 423, 604) yards
B (variegated): 165 (296, 437, 638) yards
C (solid/tonal): 165 (296, 437, 638) yards
Shown in size L using:
Blue Mule Fiber Fleck Ewe (75% merino, 25% silk; 437yds/400m per 100g skein); Calamity Jane (A), Boots & Spurs (B), and Midnight, TX (C)

US #3/3.25mm circular needle, 24 inches
Tapestry needle
4 stitch markers

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Saturday, September 05, 2020

Crocheted Dissent Cowl


Introducing, by popular demand, a crocheted version of my Dissent Cowl! This pattern uses polka dots and post stitches and puffs (oh my!) to replicate the look of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s famous (& fabulous) collar, worn when she dissents from a Supreme Court decision. And like the knitted version, 20% of each sale goes to the ACLU for the life of the pattern!


The upper section is basic crocheted linen stitch, followed by a band of puff stitches. The lower section is separated into polka dotted linen stitch in the back with a "bejeweled" bib in the front, adorned with front post stitches and more puffs.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Height: 9.5 inches
Top circumference: 26 inches
Bottom circumference: 36 inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
18 sts/22 rounds = 4 inches in linen stitch

MATERIALS
DK weight yarn:
240 yards in a dark, solid or semi-solid color (A)
130 yards in a light, possibly variegated color (B)
Shown in Moon Tower Dye Works Enceladus DK [100% merino; 250yds/229m per 115g skein]; Forested (A) and Topography (B)
US #7/4.5mm hook
3 stitch markers
Tapestry needle

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(20% of every sale goes to the American Civil Liberties Union!)


Saturday, February 08, 2020

Emanate

Presenting Emanate - a different take on the traditional top-down, center-out shawl!


Unlike your typical top-down shawl, which starts with only a few stitches and increases rapidly, this design begins with a long provisional cast-on that will form the center spine of the shawl, followed by relatively slow increases. Each u-shaped color stripe uses short-rows to build up more fabric on the sides than at the bottom, so the shawl gets wider much faster than it grows in height. After the final stripe, an i-cord bind-off around the entire shawl gives the edge a finished look.


This design was a collaboration with Rachel of Night Owl Fibers. Her super squishy Snowy Owl DK was such a pleasure to work with and her colorways so rich and vibrant!


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Span: 72 inches
Height at center: 18 inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
18 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch

MATERIALS
Night Owl Fibers Snowy Owl DK (100% merino; 229yds/209m per 100g skein); 1 skein each in Bah Bah Black Sheep (A), Forbidden Forest (B), Sassy Pants (C), Space City (D)
US #7/4.5mm circular needle, 32 inches or longer
Tapestry needle
2 stitch markers

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Saturday, December 07, 2019

Briöbius

Brioche + möbius = Briöbius!


A möbius is a loop with a half twist that means the surface only has one side. No right side or wrong side – just a continuous loop, which makes it a briocher’s best friend!


This new cowl design features Amanda Hope Yarn's Luxe DK, a scrumptious blend of merino and cashmere. Three skeins is enough for even the largest of the 5 size options offered in the pattern. And if DK isn't your thing, she has a Luxe Fingering base as well (you could totally use fingering weight for this pattern though your gauge/measurements would be different of course). Visit AmandaHopeYarn.com now and get 10% off site-wide with the code "Carissa"!


SIZE
1 [2, 3, 4, 5]

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 32 [38, 43, 49, 54] inches
Height: 7 [7.75, 8.5, 9.25, 10] inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
15 sts/14 rows = 4 inches in brioche rib

YARN
Amanda Hope Yarn Luxe DK (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 246yds/225m per 100g skein); 1 skein each in Navy (A), Platinum (B), Chartreuse (C)
Color A: 100 (130, 165, 205, 245) yds
Color B: 85 (110, 145, 180, 215) yds
Color C: 85 (110, 145, 180, 215) yds
Sample shown in largest size used slightly less than 1 skein of each color

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US #5/3.75mm circular needle, 48 inches or longer
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Mix Tape


Mix Tape is live! Inspired by the fun, geometric patterns found in colorful rolls of washi tape, this cowl is ideal for featuring your favorite mini skeins, like these vibrant beauties from Moon Tower Dye Works.


The pattern has been written with beginner mosaic knitters in mind. You can choose any size from snug neck warmer to double-wrap-able loop and make your cowl as short or tall as you like! Mix and match different washi stripe designs from the 19 options provided.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Choose any combination of height and circumference!
Height: 7.5 (9, 10.5, 12, 13.5, 15, 16.5, 18, 19.5, 21) inches
Circumference: 24 (28, 31, 35, 38, 42, 45, 49, 52, 55, 59) inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
28 sts/32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch in the round

MATERIALS
Moon Tower Dye Works Triton Sock (75% merino, 25% nylon; 460yds/420m per 100g skein)
See photos for yardage requirements
Sample shown measures 28-inch in circumference and 16.5-inch in height (9 stripes) using 1 100g skein in Hush (MC) and 1 20g mini skein each in Painter’s Tape Blue (CC1), It’s Hot (CC2), & Green Eyed Monster (CC3)
US #2.5/3mm circular needle, 16 to 48 inches long (a little shorter than your desired circumference)
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker

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Saturday, November 09, 2019

Centrifugal

I'm so pleased to finally be able to share my newest pattern with you! Meet Centrifugal!



This shawl is constructed in 6 nearly identical modular sections, forming an octagonal crescent. There are 5 sizes from shoulder warmer to generous wrap, each available in either a 3-color or 5-color version! Garter stitch paired with simple increases and decreases keeps it relaxing. A slip-stitch selvage edge makes picking up stitches easy, while an i-cord cast on, edgings, and bind offs smooth out the transitions between sections.



SIZE
XS (S, M, L, XL)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Measurements are approximate due to bias nature of this fabric.
Height at center: 12 (16, 20, 24, 28) inches
Neck edge: 30 (40, 50, 60, 70) inches
Outer edge: 60 (80, 100, 120, 140) inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
20 sts/40 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch on smaller needles

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US #4/3.5mm circular needle, 16 inches or longer
US #5/3.75m circular needle, 16 inches or longer
Tapestry needle
2 stitch markers
1 safety pin stitch marker

YARN
Fingering weight (yardage estimates do not include tassels, pom-poms, fringe, or other embellishments)
3-color version
A: 140 (240, 320, 470, 600) yds
B: 180 (320, 440, 630, 800) yds
C: 140 (240, 320, 470, 600) yds
5-color version
A, B, C, D, & E: 90 (160, 220, 320, 400) yds each

Shown in –
XS 5-color version: Long Dog Yarn Bounce Sock (75% merino, 25% nylon; 92yds/84m per 20g mini skein); Highlighter (A), Granny Smith (B), Evergreen (C), Something Borrowed (D), Twilight (E)
M 3-color version: Less Traveled Yarn 757 Sock (75% merino, 25% nylon; 463yds/423m per 100g skein); Vice (A), Electric Grape (B), Spellbound (C)
XL 5-color version: YOTH Little Brother (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 435yds/398m per 100g skein); Spring Water (A), Blue Raspberry (B), Blueberry (C), Concord Grape (D), Cracked Pepper (E)


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