Saturday, January 30, 2016

Two New Releases!

Hello Everyone. Happy Saturday! I have released two more patterns into my Ravelry Pattern Store:

                                
As tradition, I always give away a FREE copy to the first group member who comments on the Knitting Up A Storm, the blog Facebook group page. Wanna get in on future give-away action?
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So, let's take a peak at these knits.
First off, here's my bulky Seed Stitch Slouch.

This simple slouch is quick to knit up with bulky yarn, and is satisfying to wear. You can easily modify the length to make it less/more slouchy to fit your taste.

Included last in the instructions is a tutorial on how to make pom-poms for this hat. Feel free to only print out the instructions to the hat, and just read the pom-pom instructions on the computer to save on ink.
Skill Level: Late-beginner          Difficulty: Easy

Method: worked seamlessly in the round with dpns, or by using the “Magic Loop” method with 1 circular needle.

Yarn: 110 yds of a bulky/12 ply yarn 

Materials:
·        Set of 5 size US 9 (5.5 mm) and US 10 (6 mm) dpns; 40” or longer size US 9 and US 10 circular needles if using the “Magic Loop” Method
·      1 Darning needle
·        1 Stitch marker, or safety pin
·        Large (3 3/8 inch diameter) Pom-Pom Maker (there’s a tutorial on last page using Clover’s Large Pom-Pom maker)
·        A pair of scissors and some scrap yarn or thick sewing thread in a complimentary color

I tried out two versions: looser ribbing and longer (silvery blue) and tighter ribbing and a little less slouchy (brown).

Included in this pattern is a picture tutorial on how to make pom-poms.


Next, I have resurrected the "All Twisted Up!" knit designer bag...giving it a face-life and tweaked some information to be more detailed.
 
Here's a view of the bottom of the bag:

Here's a wonderful knit designer bag with plenty of room to spare. The cable pattern gives the bag an interesting appeal, and you may find people asking you where you bought your bag from!

Lever: Late Beginner         Method: worked in the round

Materials:
Yarn: approx. 430 yds of a bulky/12 ply yarn
Needles: size US 11 (8 mm) circular needles (16''-24''); 1 cable needle; US 11 double-pointed needles for I-cord
2 small leather handles
Fabric: under 1/2 yard in complimentary color
hread: matching the fabric color
Sewing machine
Optional tassel piece

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