Friday, May 10, 2013

Update to Yahara Shawl Pattern

I've recently finished a fingering weight version of my Yahara Shawl and have updated the pattern with the new sizes and yarn requirements (the original was in sport weight). I made my test version using Sundara FSM in Graphite (grey) and a limited edition blue/green/grey Music of the Night. This silk blend is a dream to work with and very soft to wear.

Have a great Friday and it looks like Spring is finally here to stay!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Yahara Shawl and Mini Roni patterns

I have two new patterns to share with you today. Both are great for spring knitting.

Yahara Shawl
This shawl is knit using two skeins of sport weight yarn. I love the size and shape of the shawl; it is very wearable in a variety of ways: as a scarf, with a pin, or as a wrap. I lightly blocked mine and arranged the ripples into shape instead of pinning them. I used The Plucky Knitter Traveler Sport in High Cotton and Vignette. Love this yarn! So snuggly.

Mini Roni Hat
This is the fingering/sock weight version of my Rib-a-roni and Bulky Roni hats. It is great for spring and fall. I used about half a skein on the large, so it would be a great scrap buster if you wanted to add a stripe or two. The pattern is written with 10 sizes.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Pattern: Kegonsa Hat

I think the weather is a bit confused. Today is the first full day of spring and I was greeted by 0 degrees wind chill. Yikes! So, another Aran weight hat is in order. I'm in love with Aran weight hats, especially if they are in The Plucky Knitter's Primo Aran.  This yarn is so lovely that I didn't want to let the leftovers from my Mendota and Monona hats go to waste. So, the Kegonsa Hat was born. Easy two stripe pattern with a bit of texture to give it some complexity. And, the squish factor is pretty awesome. I also wrote the pattern to be used with Worsted weight yarns. Or, you could do a single color (just ignore the directions to switch colors in the pattern).

Not only is the yarn wonderful, but I'm really liking the relaxed fit of the hat. Not too slouchy and not fitted like a beanie. Just right. Here's the neutral (Aran) version:
As you can see, I like to match my hat with my snowshoes. :)

I even made it in some highly contrasting yarns (purple and berry pink worsted) and it looks pretty cute.

Pattern is now available in my Windy Prairie Designs shop on Ravelry and will be available in my Etsy shop as well. 

Stay warm out there!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Two New Hat Patterns

Winter is still hanging on around here, so a cozy hat or two is still needed. Aran weight yarn is a perfect match for the weather.

Monona Hat is a beanie-style hat with a stretchy rib pattern that gives a great fit.

Mendota Hat is a relaxed fit sort of hat; not a close fitting beanie, not quite a slouchy style. I love how it fits!

Both hats were knit in Aran weight yarn, which means they have about 175-200 yards/100g. They would look very nice in either a solid or semi-solid yarn. Perfect for a subtle hand-dyed yarn.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Trying to figure out the Pin It button

I'm not a big techie, but here's to trying to add the Pin It button.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Another new pattern--Wingra Mittens

Wingra Mittens in one skein of The Plucky Knitter "Plucky Bulky" yarn, colorway Peep Toes. Available on Ravelry here.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Pattern--Bulky Roni

I've been wanting to make a version of my Rib-A-Roni hat for bulky yarn for a long time. And, here it is! This sample is knit in the lovely The Plucky Knitter Bulky. Color is Peep Toes.
Available in 5 sizes: baby, child, small, medium, and large. 
You can find it on Ravelry here

Stay warm out there!