New Ebook! Pigwidgeon Hat and Mitts

Oh, I am so excited to release this lovely pair of patterns. They may  be my favorites yet, The Pigwidgeon Hat and Mitts. They are available individually or as a pair!

As soon as I finished the Pigwidgeon Sweater, I knew I wanted to do at least a hat. Then, I decided I also wanted mitts. I thought it would be a great set of projects for someone who loves the owls, but doesn’t want to knit a whole fingering weight sweater for a child.

The hat comes in three sizes: Infant(approx 3-6m), Toddler, and Adult. More sizes could surely be had if one is comfortable with adjusting the gauge a little. Also, if you look at the gauge on the pattern page, it may seem a bit loose for the weight. The yarn used is a plump fingering weight and can handle this gauge no problem. If one wanted a tighter fabric, a sport weight could definitely be used at the same gauge.

I sort of chuckle a little when I see these pictures with all the snow. We had snow for 3 days, then it all melted and we are currently pretty much snow-less around here.

I adore the mittens as much as I adore the hat. Even though there are two to complete, I’ve always found that mittens knit up pretty quickly for me. I love the pattern on the back of the mittens, as well as the front. This pattern comes with instructions for 6 sizes: Child 2, Child 4, Child 6, Women’s Small, Women’s Medium, and Women’s Large.  Phew, that was a lot of charting! Essentially, nearly the whole family could be decked out in owl-y mittens.

Well, thanks for stopping by and checking out my newest pair of patterns! I hope you enjoyed them. Please stop by their Ravelry pattern page and give them some love!

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New Pattern: Migration

Hello! I’ve been neglectful again. I have good reason, though. November is a huge month for me! Today, I am releasing the second of my 4 patterns due to come out this month!

Migration is a girls’ cardigan sized from 6m to size 10.

This pattern is a top down raglan, with “0” cable and garter details. It has a slight A line shape. Buttons are worked the depth of the raglan on the sample, but could be worked the entire length if one wanted.

The cable and garter detail on the front is repeated on the back, as well. The shifting cables creates a garter expanse between the center of the cables on both the back and front which flows into the the garter edging. The pattern draws it’s name from the shifting of these cables as they form a “v” reminiscent of a flock of migratory birds.

Being that this cardigan is top down and garter edged, there is really minimal finishing. You weave in the ends, add buttons, and block. No picking up stitches, no collar to make, no hem to fold.

The yarn! I nearly forgot to mention the yarn. Migration is knit up in Sunshine Yarns Merino Sport. What a wonderful sport weight yarn. It is so wonderfully soft and has amazing stitch definition. The cables and garter really pop!

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out this new pattern. I will be posting again soon. My last two patterns this month will be released together next week! I hope to see you then 🙂

New Pattern: Hyde Park Cardigan

Hello! I’ve been absent again! I apologize. We were wiped out by sickness and then after we got better, I had to catch up on work. Again, I put in my request for more hours in a day, but I think it was denied.

I am excited about this post though, as I have a new design to show you! This morning, I released my Hyde Park Cardigan.

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Hyde Park takes it’s name from one of London’s Royal Parks. The top down cardigan has a garter edged collar, lovely twisty cables. The front edges are knit as you go in garter and button loops and buttons are added later. This sweater has very minimal finishing, just button loops, buttons and weaving in the ends.

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The back features a lovely trio of cables.

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The yarn? Oh, it’s delicious. Malabrigo Rios is one of my favorites and it works beautifully in this design. I had a couple of testers use it too. Image

Well, thanks for stopping by to see it. I hope you all like it!