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A Little Tropical Peek

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Hi!  See this?  It’s a sneak peek.  Of my tropical citrus shawl.  There are kits.  They are AWESOME.  The pattern is nearly done at the test knitter’s and I’m so excited to see it all knit up.  There are more photos on Ravelry and you are welcome to go grab the pattern now, or order a kit.  I’ll put the link here. Yes.  Go check it out.  I’m really pleased.

ps.  There are more patterns coming.

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Happy New Year and an Accounting!

2015 knitting designs

This was clearly a year of pattern designing for me!  25 new designs were released throughout 2015.  Socks, cowls, mitts, shawls, a tea cozy, and a Christmas Stocking for the last year.  There are new designs waiting in the wings, shawls, cowls, hats, scarves, mitts, and maybe some shrugs are in the future here.

I’ve dabbled in cables, lace, textures, embroidery, heels, toes, cast-ons, bind-offs, edgings, and weights.  What should I play with in 2016?  I’m asking my dear readers what patterns they would like to see from me in the coming months.  More lace? More shawls?  More socks?  What shall tickle your fancy for the next year?

Until I hear back from all of you, I’ll just offer a discount code.  Good until January 7, use code “yaybook” for 25% off all patterns on Ravelry!


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Big News

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What did you think I would announce on the blog with that title? Perhaps, my news isn’t that big to some, but it’s HUGE news for me. I’m finishing my first pattern book.

Yes. I have taken the pattern writing very seriously this year, and the result of my hard work is my first pattern book of socks. I hope you’ll take a gander at my work, maybe pre-order an e-book through Ravelry or a print plus e-book through my shop (at a discount of course!), and rejoice with me over the independent publishing journey I am taking.

If you’re looking for kits, we still have most of the months in stock at BlackSheep, so feel free to order your favorite kit and check out all of the photos on Ravelry.


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A bit more

Of that lovely golden shawl.

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It’s coming.

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It’s lovely.

And not for the faint of heart. This one is definitely an intermediate lace knit. Not really suitable for a rank beginner. Though, an advanced beginner could muddle through with a little help. This one is coming in a few weeks.

I just love the silk. Love the silk. Really, really love the silk. It is so soft and scrumptious and it feels so good on. I can’t quite get past how much I love this hand knit. I like all of my designs. I love a few of them. I covet a few of my samples, because I don’t often have the opportunity to keep my work. The pieces are always floating around and being admired by others. If I only had a little more knitting time in my day.


Free Pattern

I made a few quick baby hat patterns to support the Click for Babies hat campaign. I think I had 3 hats from one ball of yarn. I might have been able to squeak out a fourth, but I had made some swatches.

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So, anyway. I tried to make them just a little patterned and then fairly straightforward so they are easy to knit and quick as well. You can find the pattern through Ravelry. All three hats are included in the pattern. 🙂

And if you are so inclined, feel free to make a little hat (follow the guidelines on the Click for Babies site) and send it to BlackSheep at Orenco by September 25. We are handing them in Sept. 30. 🙂

These little hats are specially designed just for the Click for Babies (Purple Hat) Campaign. These little beauties are cute and quick to work. A touch of patterning keeps the hats interesting, while a worsted yarn means they work up extra quick.

This pattern is meant for adventurous novice knitters to experienced knitters and all those in-between.

Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

Yarn: 1 Skein Brown Sheep Superwash Worsted, 200 yards, 100% Superwash Wool
Needle: US 8 (5.0 mm) Hiya Hiya circular needles & Clover bamboo DPNs or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 4 stitches per inch (spi) and 6 rows per inch (rpi) OR 16 stitches & 24 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: 12.5 inches around (to stretch to 14)

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the circumference of the hat as needed. Alter the width as desired.