New Pattern: Frisco for the kids!

Yes, another new pattern this week. It’s been a fast and furious new year around here with pattern releases. It seems like I blog about nothing else as of late. None of these new patterns have been child specific until today! I bring you, Frisco.

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I have always had a thing for reverse stockinette stripes. I just love the way the fabric creates a unique texture on the “wrong” side. So, I decided to make the “wrong” side the “right” side this time.

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The name Frisco is a bit of a homage to my daughter’s favorite baseball team (and current World Series Champtions). I hadn’t set out to do this in San Fransisco Giants colors, they just happened to be the colors that I had on hand. I also started this project during the playoffs (not that I really planned it that way, I wasn’t watching).

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The cardigan is sized from 6 months, through size 10, so it offers a very wide range of sizes. It is also worked up in worsted weight, so it is a relatively “quick” project. To sweeten the release, I have decided to offer it at 20% through Thursday with the code “Frisco15” at checkout on Ravelry. European customers, this should be available on Ravelry through Loveknitting within 24 hours, so keep checking!

There are a couple other parts to this post besides just talking about my new pattern. Next, I’d like to address European sales. I do a fair bit of sales with the EU and the whole VAT MOSS thing has really shaken things up a bit around here. I had to make a decision what to do. Do I not sell to the EU, do I collect the taxes myself and pay them (which is really really complicated), do I use a 3rd party seller…It was a tough decision, but I decided to go with the Ravelry option of selling them through Loveknitting. Now, basically, if you are in the EU and you find me on Ravelry, you will go to purchase a pattern and be directed to the Loveknitting site to complete the sale. Most of my patterns are available there right now. New patterns can take up to 24 hours to be uploaded.

Next, I hope you will keep checking back in. I am hoping to actually incorporate more of “me” into my blog posts, not just the designs I am working on. I hope you will enjoy!

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Malabrigo Quickies and a quick review!

These past two months have been so very busy. I released 4 patterns in December! Well, I am not done yet. The next few weeks will bring even more releases!

First, a review. Last week, I released two hat patterns, but I was so ridiculously busy that I didn’t get a blog post up for them. First, we have a nice quick colorwork hat. Knit up in Malabrigo Worsted, this hat is super quick.

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Snowy Night is a two color snowflake pattern. You can knit it to fold over the rib or not. It is super warm and cozy when knit up in the called for yarn. I used Bobby Blue and Natural. You can find the pattern here.

Second, we have a fingering weight hat done up in Rain City Knits Organic Merino Fingering called Fishbones. Bright, fun colors contrasted by the dark background colors anda feature of this pattern.

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It’s a fun slouchy hat to add a little color to the doldrums of winter! It can be foundĀ here.

Last, but not least,my latest pattern, Iker. Before you ask, you say it like: Eeker. This pattern is a fun scarf done up in garter stitch and short rows. It is fun to watch it take shape!

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Iker is also a Malabrigo Quickies pattern. Brought to you with support from Malabrigo, quickies are patterns that take 2 or less skeins of yarn. In this case, Malabrigo Sock.

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I knit my Iker up in Natural and Black.

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Nice and long you can wrap it a couple times around for maximum neck warmth.

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One last picture. This quickie can be purchased in my shop, here. Use Code Quickie15 and you can get 25% off this pattern, today and tomorrow only.