Monday, August 15, 2011

And now for a footnote

Have you sent in your measurements yet for Knitty's foot size survey? They're working along with Sock Summit and Cooperative Press to make sock sizing in patterns more accurate. Designers, knitters, & recipients benefit with better-fitting socks. There are no two ways about it, it's win-win-win! Info and instructions can be found on the Knitty blog.

A versatile bias-knit scarf: Scattered Snowflakes

The Scattered Snowflakes Lace Scarf is an easy accessory that combines bias (diagonal) knit fabric and an easy snowflake lace pattern. Variegated yarn accentuates the diagonal lines, and pooling and flashing enhances the simple lace. The scarf shown used less than two skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in colorway “Icehouse.” Solid-color yarn could be used instead if desired.
  Gauge is not critical - the scarf can be worked in any yarn using appropriate needles.

Available now for $5.95 from Ravelry.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Haven't you always wanted a night-cap?

I know I have! That's why I designed Abigail, a ruffled and beribboned night-cap. An old-fashioned design meets modern practicality and a bit of whimsy. The Abigail nightcap warms your head, covers your curlers, or makes a unique chemo cap. It's comfortable for sleeping, and I especially look forward to using mine when the weather turns cooler.

The project is an easy knit that takes about 230 yards of yarn. Skills required are: knit, purl, yarnover, knit 2 together, and working in the round. Gauge is not critical - any yarn and appropriate needles may be used and knit to the dimensions shown in the schematic diagram. The project is begun on dpns. When the piece becomes large enough, it is transferred onto a circular needle.

 Until next time, happy knitting!

The Abigail Nightcap
$4.95 at Ravelry
coming soon on Patternfish