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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!


Big News

hoppy feet collage

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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Shaggy Hat Sneak Peek


Here is a quick unblocked, unfinished sneak peek of the Shaggy Hat for the Scooby Doo in Tenceltown club.  If you recall, I’m designing patterns for all of the characters from the Scooby Doo cartoon, plus the mystery machine for the Knitting Boutique.

I’m really pleased with how this one looks and the scarf is coming along stunningly as well.  With any luck I’ll finish that one up next week.

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.




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.

Heather Hat

Heather Hat (Wholesale)

Heather Hat (Wholesale)

Need a quick, cute pattern? Something a little slouchy and comfortable? The Heather Hat may just fit the bill. This delightfully easy and fun hat is simple to work. The slight lace pattern lends a bit of flair to an otherwise plain hat. Meant to be an extra slouchy hat, the bouncy merino may need a…

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I loved knitting the Heather Hat.  It is not exactly my usual style of pattern, but it’s good to stretch right?  Who can resist the soft yarn and delightful hand of this hat?  I’m not even a hat person and I think I could wear this.

Yarn: 1 Skein Araucania Huasco Chunky, 127 yards, 100% Extra Fine Merino, #108 Tonals

Needle: US 10 (6.0 mm) & US 11 (6.5mm) ChiaoGoo Circular needles or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 3.4 stitches per inch (spi) and 4 rows per inch (rpi) OR 13.5 stitches & 16 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette on US 10’s (unblocked)
Size: 22 inches around

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

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Growth of a Sock

Since I’m talking so much about growing things, I thought I should talk about my latest sock too.


I’m using this amazing sock ruler, which you can find at BlackSheep at Orenco.





I had so much fun knitting my socks. I was popping the sock ruler in to check how much sock I had left to knit often. It was so easy to use. The curved end was great for checking the turn of my heel. I know the curved end was actually intended for toe-up socks, but I was having a lot of fun with it. It was so fun, I knit both socks in about two days.