Congrats to Kara of rhymeswithcount as she has won the giveaway of one ball of Rowan Kid Classic in the color of her choice, and a free copy of the Axial pattern!

I’m so excited to see if some of you knit this design, I can’t wait to see how they all turn out!

Coming this week:
Some progress photos of my English Roses design, and the beginnings of a test knit called WasaMarin by Meiju Knits.

Summer Vanilla _ Pattern LIVE

Summer Vanilla pattern available HERE at Ravelry – $6.50

I am very excited to announce that my Vanilla Pattern is now LIVE!  This was such a fun, fun, quick little knit!  It’s an easily memorized stitch pattern, garter with one row of lace, and no shaping, making for a great throw on over everything garment.

This oversized, lacey pullover is perfect for use as a cover up over your bathing suit on a beach day, or layer a brightly colored tank or blouse underneath for a more street appropriate look.

I think the part that I love the most about this top is the wide, low u-neck, and the fitted sleeves.  Perfectly comfortable to wear, and very light, being worked in linen.

Though, I might have to make another out of wool or alpaca for a light & warm fall sweater.  Perhaps in a rich burgundy color? (I can’t seem to get enough of that color right now!)

Introducing_English Roses

When I first started knitting this pullover, I had a grand design of 3 color changes and a buttoned back with a gently curved hem.  But the yarn did not like that idea at all and after weeks and several yarn shipments of trying to figure out a good color combination of 3 colors, all red, pink, or purple, I decided to listen to the yarn.  I must admit that I am very happy that I did.  I’m sticking to two colors, a rich burgundy/plum, and a soft mauve color.  This is going to be a great basic sweater for fall, and a very quick knit.  I’ve already completed the front and half of the back!

I’m really happy with the two-tone color block I’ve got going on now, and I’m excited to share once it’s complete!

Sadly, I may have to put this on hold for awhile, as I’ve just received my yarn for my submission for Knit Now’s Winter Issue, and I need to get started on that!

Also, this Saturday, I’ll be taking FO photos of my Vanilla Pullover design, so keep an eye out for that pattern launch next week!


Axial Giveaway! LAST CHANCE

Today is your last chance to enter the giveaway!  Winner announced tomorrow!!!

*Pattern available here!

Piggybacking off of yesterday’s post, I am happy to announce that I will be hosting a giveaway!  Enter to win a ball of Rowan Kid Classic in the color of your choice!  Some colors I’m loving right now are above!

To enter, comment on this post, tell me something that you like about the cardigan, or what color you want to make it in!  Bonus points if you like my post on Instagram @KleverKnits

Best of luck all!!