Seagull Beanie

A few days ago I was very excited to start working on a beanie design I had been thinking about, and I quickly cast on with some Madelinetosh Vintage in denim, and it knit up quite quickly:

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Then yesterday I went browsing on Pinterest, and lo and behold I saw this pin:

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I was designing a beanie pattern that already existed!  It’s called Citadel, and it’s available for free on Ravelry.

So, now I’m going to finish this hat, and knit some matching mitts (which I will create & sell the pattern for) and start over with a brand new set.  Can’t have too many hats, right?

Axial Cardigan Re-Launch

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I’m excited to announce that Holla Knits is announcing a re-launch of the Fall 2014 issue (at a discount I might add!)

So please, head on over to the Holla Knits blog here to see my post all about styling options for your Axial Cardigan – from casual to modern, this will be a great styling piece to add to your wardrobe!

Avalanche Pattern LIVE

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, and I’m excited to say that Avalanche is now live and ready for purchase here on Ravelry!

This was such a fun little project that combined a lot of things that I love – cream colored alpaca, textured stitches, lace stitches, and everyday wearability.  Not to mention, it’s a very very quick knit with Size 8 and 9 US needles and a bulky weight yarn.  I hope that all of you enjoy this little project as much as I did!

Avalanche – Cowl for a Winter Day

I cannot believe that today is already the first day of December, and that Christmas is just around the corner.  I’m still working away at the Timberline cardigan that was commissioned, and I’ve started the back and am making good progress on that so far (photos to come soon).

But I’m really excited to share with you all my new design, Avalanche.

Avalanche is a cowl worked in a very chunky white alpaca yarn (Blue Sky Alpaca Extra). Half of the cowl is worked in a lovely textured stitch and the second half is worked in a lace trellis stitch.  When this cowl is wrapped snuggly around your neck, you can see both stitches resting next to each other, which is quite fun and interesting (at least in my opinion…)

Pattern will be made available next week, so keep an eye out for that!

I’ve also begun work on another very simple design, made mostly of garter stitch in a very creamy white alpaca yarn (Blue Sky Alpaca Sport in Natural).  A sneak peak of what that is beginning to look like:

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I’ll keep you all apprised of that progress as well :)  Until then, hope you all have a wonderful weekend!