Thursday, January 27, 2011

Kelebek Vest

This complex-looking color pattern is a snap to memorize and knit. Shown in 9 colors. Charts are drawn from Anatolian Knitting Designs by Betsy Harrel. Worked in the round with steeks at front and armscyes.

Easy-fitting vest suitable for men or women. Allow 2-4 inches of wearing ease.

Sizes: S, M, L XL, 2X, 3X

Finished measurements approx. 32, 37.5, 42.5 48, 54, 59 inches

Harrisville Designs New England Shetland

Gauge: 27 stitches and 32 rows = 4" in Fair Isle stockinette

Needle size
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm

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Kate Cardigan

This feminine fitted cardigan has lace panels accenting the front, fitted sleeves, worked top down from body with short-row shaping on caps, and simple lace trim on hem and sleeves.

Shown in Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted Tweed

20 stitches and 26 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

Needle size
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm

1100 - 1800 yards (1006 - 1646 m)

Sizes available
Womens S, M, L [1X, 2X, 3X]; 36, 40, 44 [48, 52, 56]"

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General Housekeeping

In the next couple of days I'll be adding several posts with Purchase Download links for patterns. These are patterns that appeared in Knitcircus over the last couple of years and I'm just now getting around to offering for sale here. Thanks for your patience with this process.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Moving Forward...

Well, that's another year done with! When I stop and think about exactly what decade this is, I feel like a real old fart. Considering I turned 49 on my birthday in November, I guess that makes sense.

Since I last posted, I wove this scarf for Owen:

I'm still not very good at planning for how much extra warp thread it takes to get the finished length you want when weaving, so this is a bit shorter than I was hoping. But it is long enough to be a scarf.

I also finished knitting this scarf:

That's some chunky weight Noro Silk Garden I bought from a de-stashing sale last year. I tried a few different ideas with the yarn, and it seemed like entrelac was the only one that really worked. I'm not sure I'm the greatest fan of entrelac, but it is an addictive technique: just one more square...

I've also knit some socks, done some spinning, and made a little cowl-like thing from some hand spun yarn. That still needs a button and some finishing before I show the world.

In the past couple of weeks, I've suddenly (finally?) been struck with inspiration for new sweater patterns, which I hope to submit for publication. I knew that once I started to feel like my new lair was settled, like it had become my space, the gears would start turning. Still, it was uncomfortable when people would ask me if I was designing much lately.

I don't make resolutions, but I do have a few goals for 2011. I really hope we sell our old house this spring, as that would be a huge relief. I need to get Mr. SABLE to finish building my website and then get all my patterns available there. And I would like this to be the year I get a bit more serious about marketing myself to the knitting world.

Stay tuned!