Introducing the Sunshine Fingerless Mitts

It’s time to release the second pattern in the Powder Day Collection – The Sunshine Fingerless Mitts.

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The Sunshine Fingerless Mitts feature a long cuff and gusseted thumb. The back of the mitt features a figure-eight cable pattern flanked by two sets of straight slipped stitch columns (those skiers were just bombing the run).

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The mitt pattern alone is available on Ravelry for $5. It includes written and charted instructions so you can work this pattern no matter which you prefer.

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Or you can buy it as part of the Powder Day e-book. With the release of the Sunshine Fingerless Mitts, the price of the e-book goes up to $9, which is still a steal of a deal (you eventually get 4 patterns). You can read more details about the book here. Or you can just go ahead and buy it now…

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Thank you again to Eleanor Dixon for technical editing, and to my wonderful testers. And a huge thanks to my friend and skiing buddy, Anne, for being a great model (and having the perfect shirt for the shoot!)

Atticus Pullover

It’s knitting season again! I know, it’s really hot now, but fall is just around the corner. Now is the time to start that new sweater so that it’s ready for when those crisp days set in. With fall comes school, which calls for back to school clothes. So let me ever-so-modestly suggest you knit your little ones an Atticus Pullover to keep them warm at the bus stop this year.

A Mother’s Side Note: I’m so excited that I can finally share these pictures of Atticus. He’s so freakin’ cute in them it kills me!

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My boy likes a lot of colour, and would be quite happy to wear the whole rainbow all the time. This is my toned-down version of his vision, lots of colour but not so much that your eyes cross.
The sweater is very simple but the stripe pattern makes it lots of fun. The piece is designed with generous ease to fit over a shirt and to grow with the child.

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The sample was knit in Cascade 220, a worsted-weight, 100% wool yarn. The pattern is written in 8 sizes, from 2 to 16, and fits with about 4″ of ease.

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Thanks goes out again to Eleanor Dixon for Technical Editing, and to all my wonderful testers! I hope you all enjoy this new pattern as much as I do!

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The pattern is $6.00 US, but is on sale for $3.00 until midnight MST on August 17th.

Introducing Chum’s Pullover

Let’s start the new year off right with a new pattern release! This one has been a really long time coming so I’m over-the-moon thrilled to finally get it out there. Without further ado, let me introduce you to Chum’s Pullover…

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Chum’s Pullover is a stylish yet casual men’s sweater featuring a triangular-shaped placket and chunky buttons. The placket adds a touch of interest and style to the piece that is manly enough for even the toughest of men. It is knit in bulky yarn, making relatively short work of a man-sized garment. The piece would look great with a pair of jeans, battered and old or crisp and sleek. It would also pair well with a pop of colour like red denim, if that’s the way you roll.

Placket Detail

The sweater is worked in the round from the bottom to the underarm, then the left front, right front (including placket) and back are worked individually and joined at the shoulders with Kitchener stitch. The set-in sleeves are worked flat from the cuff up and then seamed and attached to the body of the sweater. The neck flap and high neckline are finished with a crocheted edge to give the piece a nice, clean look.

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The sample shown in the picture is worn with zero ease, and that is how the pattern is written. For a little extra room, I recommend knitting the next size up.

From now until midnight MST on January 11th the pattern is available for 25% off.

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PS – Look how hot Chum looks! I’m a lucky lady!

Black Friday to Cyber Monday Sale!

I know, I’m not American, but one of my kids is (Atticus was born while we were living in sunny California).  In light of that fact, I’m going to do my part to add to the Thanksgiving weekend frenzy know as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. From Friday, Nov. 28 to the end of Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, you can save 25% off of all purchases from my Ravelry store  with the coupon code BF2013. And remember, you can use these purchases to participate in the Indie Design Gift-A-Long!

Final GAL collageAnd for all your Black Friday to Cyber Monday fiber-related needs, here is a list of other yarny promotions, hosted by Marly Bird.