Still River LIVE

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As promised on Monday, we are launching the first of our three themes today!  For the Chevron theme, I created Still River, a cozy alpaca cowl featuring chevrons shaped with yo’s for a fun little detail.

The yarn is Blue Sky Alpacas Extra in Still Water and Lake Ice, and it’s the coziest yarn I think I have ever used.  I loved it so much, I also made my Avalanche Cowl using it, and I bought two skeins in this soft red, Carmine, which I can’t wait to use for something else!

This pattern is available here at Ravelry for $5.00!

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Holly created her Spring Blossoms Cowl which you can read all about on her blog here!  It’s been so interesting to watch our different styles create patterns with the same theme.  I love her chevron shawlette, and I love the bold color combination that she’s chosen, I love the way the lavender and green look next to each other, and I am definitely inspired to start using some more color in my next projects!

Three themes _ Two Designers

Hi all!  Holly and I have been working on a fun little project, and today she’s taking over my blog to explain, and I’m taking over hers, which you can read here!  Here is her post below:

Hello Kirsten’s Blog!
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So happy to be here and be chatting with all of you.  I’m very excited to talk to you about the joint project that we’ve been working on – an ebook consisting of a few different patterns, all our individual take on common themes.  We started with “Chevrons” as the first theme and both designed cowl patterns for it, then we swiftly added colorwork and slipped stitches to the mix!

The first patterns will be published THIS WEDNESDAY! And the others will be published over the next few weeks, after they’ve all been released into the world, they’ll be available for purchase as ebook.

Although the techniques we’ve designed around aren’t new, they are seeing renewed interest lately and we’re excited to be a part of it!  Mosaic knitting has recently been seen in VogueKnitting and in KnitScene you’ll see mosaic colorwork and slipped stitches!  Chevrons have also been around for a while and I’ve even designed with them before but I love them and believe they’ll never go out of style.
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I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working on this project with Kirsten and I hope that ya’ll love the designs we’ve come up with!

 

All in a Row

I can’t believe how much of this cardigan has been completed, it feels like it has knit up so slowly.  I am happy to report that the back is now complete, in addition to the two sleeves.  I’m hoping tonight to finally start on the fronts.  Luckily, after so many repeats, I’ve finally managed to memorize the cable pattern which is helping me to knit this that much faster, that and two 6 hour long plane rides!  This weekend I’ll be flying to Tahoe, so I’ll have another 2 hours of uninterrupted knitting time to work on the fronts.

Year in Review – 2014

I hope everyone has had an amazing 2014, and here’s to an even more amazing 2015!  To honor the passing of the year, a quick glance of everything I’ve finished this year:

I hope everyone has had an amazing 2014, and here’s to an even more amazing 2015!  To honor the passing of the year, a quick glance of everything I’ve finished this year: