Saturday, March 26, 2011

Trying out a new Sock pattern format

There are a bizzillion sock patterns out on the market.  My sock patterns sell- but not to the same degree as the rest of my patterns.
So - thinking outside of my old box, I came up with an idea to print 3 sock patterns onto 1 pattern.  It will be printed in a letter sized booklet or folder.  3 socks, 4 instructions (one includes the magic loop) - all cuff down and progressing from the simple knit st to a lace and cable.  It'll sale for $7/retail - great price point, I think.
So there you go.  All 3 socks use Crystal Palace yarn.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Peruvian Hat pattern


My latest hat pattern due out shortly is knit using Frog Tree Yarns, Alpaca Sport (http://www.frogtreeyarns.com/).  The yarn is light in feel and texture yet plenty warm as it's 100% alpaca.  Some purl sts are strategically placed in the Fair Isle work to add some depth to the Fair Isle.  Adult size is being test knit in the grey tones with black as the highlight color.  I had 1 skein of each color and have enough left over yarn to knit up the baby size.  Love when I can get 2 projects out of 3 skeins (130 yds each).  Looking forward to seeing the adult hat in it's finished state.

Edging is crocheted and a single chain loop is added to the bottom of the earflap.  Tassel would look just as cute.  Speaking of cute, is she not adorable! 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Same photoshoot - different hat

Love, Love, Love this hat!
Colored cables, Fair Isle
Hemmed on the bottom
Grafted on top for a perfect finish!  Tip are pulled together and a button is attached.  Fringe, I-cord or a pin can also be placed at the top of the hat.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Photoshoot today


It's been a while for this foursome design!  Had the yarn since November but had a tough time with my swatching work.  I think the wait was worth it though.  I used 2 skeins of Sandrasingh yarn (blue variegated)
to create both the hood scarf and the cowl.  I used 3 skeins of the Malabrigo yarn (lettuce green) to create both the hood scarf and the cowl and probably have just enough yarn to make 1 more cowl. 

I'm really happy with the outcome - and depending on your style buttons-no buttons, short scarf-long scarf,
2 skeins-3 skeins, I think this patten will accommodate your style.

Currently available (soon!) at http://www.sandrasingh.com/.


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I'm a mother of 2 girl's, 12 and 15, a wife of 21 years and an obsessed knitter. I'm an avid gardener and cook.