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Wood Sorrel

I initially unveiled Wood Sorrel a few weeks ago when I wrote my review of Mountain Meadow Wool Alpine but I am delighted to report that my it is now available for purchase on Ravelry.

Wood Sorrel is a squishy eternity loop cowl that I was inspired to knit after I found a beautiful leaf chart. I wanted a simple lace that would show off the hand-dyed yarn, and a style that would be fun to wear.

Many thanks to my test knitters and to Laura Chau for technical editing.

Please check out Wood Sorrel on Ravelry!

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Snug as a Mug v2

Last week I released my first paid pattern on Ravelry, Snug as a Mug, for a cozy for a Starbucks tumbler.

Of course (Murphy’s Law), as soon as I released the pattern, the Starbucks’ store page for the Stainless Steel Create Your Own Tumbler went from “out of stock” to totally gone. I had quite a few people ask me what might be a good substitute.

I ordered a few tumblers from Amazon and the one I liked the best was the Make It Your Own (MIYO) 16oz tumbler.

This tumbler is a bit shorter and wider than the Starbucks tumbler, and the bottom piece actually attaches to the stainless steel tumbler, so the cozy needs a hole in the bottom to accommodate. I’ve re-released the pattern (and sent updates to anyone who bought it before now) and included instructions for how to knit cozies for both tumblers.

Go forth and COZIFY!

And again, if you would rather #treatyoself, there are a few more in the shop!

Lost at Sea

I am beyond excited today to announce the release of my first pattern design, Lost at Sea.

Photo credit: Ana Reinert

Lost at Sea is a 2-color shawl designed to be knit with handspun yarn.  The shawl is knit on the bias with alternating sections of squishy garter stitch designed to show off variegated handspun yarns and a lace section designed to show off solid color handspun skeins.  If you want to stretch a single precious skein of handspun, simply pair it with a complementary colored commercial yarn.

Louet North America graciously offer to provide fiber support for this pattern.  I spun some Louet Northern Lights Wool top in Ocean Waves and Louet Merino in Quoddy Bay Grey to knit the sample.  A special thank you to Ana Reinert of the Well Appointed Desk for taking such wonderful photos.

Photo credit: Ana Reinert

Lost at Sea is available as a free Ravelry download.

Louet North America also graciously provided me with enough fiber to spin some up as a kit to give away to one lucky winner.  You can enter the contest to win this kit on Ravelry, in The Corner of Knit & Tea group.

 

If you would like to spin and knit a shawl for yourself, Louet North America has put together kits with the fibers I used and a hard copy of the pattern.  It’s super discounted and available here!

I have also produced a short podcast about Lost at Sea.

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A special thank you to Stitchcraft Marketing and the folks at Louet who sent me fiber (retail: $63.00) for free. I received no other compensation for this pattern. All opinions and photos are my own, except where indicated.