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Sneak Peak–???? Shawl

Coming soon, (name TBD) shawl…

Scallop Lace Study II

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Forever twenty-what? For me, that would be a very bad situation—if I were stuck in my 21-year-old brain and lifestyle. Let’s see, I would be dating some jerk…flaky, broke. I would prefer maybe Forever 32? Anyways, if you can get pass the embarrassing name of this store (and possibly the annoyance of shopping with some really young, ahem, obnoxious women ((no offense please, if you are actually 21, but don’t think a lot of you are reading this))), you can find some really great pieces at prices that make the clothing almost disposable. Here are some of my sweater faves:

1. Heathered Batwing Turtleneck Sweater $24.80
2. Longline Shawl Collar Cardigan $22.80
3. Heathered Dolman Cardigan $22.80
4. Knit Dolman Cardigan $17.80
5. Relaxed Dolman Cardigan $27.80
6. Hooded Double-Clasp Sweater $32.80
7. Dip-Dyed Knotted Sweater $34.90
8. Draped Open-Front Kimono $13.80
9. Oversized Knit Cardigan $19.80
10. Open-Front Knit Cardigan $22.80

So here is the deal. VERY soon, I will be unveiling a “new me”. That is, I will have new branding, new logo and of course a new beautiful, modern website (RIP little knitting girl under the umbrella). If you hang with me (i.e., subscribe by email above), you will get first glances at new releases, updates on what I’m working on, tips, tricks, reviews and GIVE AWAYS!!!! That’s right, free stuff. So if you like free stuff, sign up for my newsletter and wait patiently at your computer or mobile device.

Cable & Stitch Introductory Offer

I just released a new pattern, Cable & Stitch Boot Liners & Mitts. The twisted stitch and cable pattern is offset by contrasting color “stitching”. C&S_Split
This pattern, similar to Brooklyn, comes with instructions for tall, tapered and short, straight boot liners that you can wear with different boot heights.C&S (1 of 6)And the fingerless mitts come in two sizes. C&S (6 of 6)For this weekend only, I am offering this pattern on Ravelry for free with purchase of another pattern. Just place Cable & Stitch Boot Liners in your cart along with any other pattern (excluding Twist Collective and Interweave Knits patterns) and enter the coupon code ppkc&s. Offer is good on new purchases only and expires Sunday 9/14 at midnight, Pacific Time.C&S_Split-2

Scallop Lace Study

DSC_6658I love a scallop lace border on pretty much anything. When adding a scalloped border, there is always the question of placing it on the cast-on, bind-off or selvedge edge and trying to get two borders to match on opposite sides. I thought this was an interesting collection of borders intermixed with fabric lace edging.

New Pattern Mosaic Cowl

Here’s another new pattern Mosaic Cowl.
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This design is SO EASY! It’s worked in the round with a single row stitch pattern comprised of 6 stitches. Only one color worked at a time, easy to memorize…brainless knitting. However, because of the bias rib pattern, it resembles entrelac squares-the opposite of brainless knitting.
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The cowl can be worn folded in half, so it is essentially reversible.
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Yarn used is Purl Soho Worsted Twisted. So many color possibilities…
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New Pattern Diamonds & Lace Convertible Scarf

I just released a new pattern Diamonds & Lace Convertible Scarf.
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This is a color block scarf that has two diamond patterns, one in lace and the other in a knit-purl combination.
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Convertible? Yes! Strategically placed buttons allows you to wear this as a traditional scarf or button it up and it becomes an infinity loop.
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Made from worsted-weight Madelinetosh Tosh Merino, it is heavenly soft with great stitch definition and depth of color.
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September Mystery Knit-Along on Craftsy

I am hosting a Mystery Knit-Along starting September 1st on Craftsy. It’s a one-skein project using Madelinetosh Tosh Dk yarn. I can’t give you all of the details, but I can tell you that it is a scarf. The Knit-Along is in workshop format and includes yarn, a PDF pattern download, photo tutorials and charts. Of course I will be available to answer questions along the way.