You guys! I can tell you about a fantastic new pattern!
I’m so excited… I can’t even express it.
So, last year I was part of a really cool Knit Picks collection called “Knits for Everybody,” where I wrote a sock pattern. It was a fun project- simple patterns for classic projects, sized for virtually every body- from babies up to great big adults.
Well, it’s back for round two!
Introducing: Knits for Everybody Two!And this time, I’ve contributed a very nice (if I say so myself) yoked cardigan pattern. I wear my cardigan all the time, and I even made a teeny one from sock yarn to give to my friends’ new baby (it’s even cuter than mine). The cardigan is written out for a huge range of sizes (that took so much math!), and it can be worked in fingering or worsted weight yarn, which makes it even more versatile. If you get the book, you also will get the pattern for this crazy cute V-neck sweater. (I’m tempted to make this guy for myself. I love a classic pullover.)And there’s a really cute pattern for gloves!Plus, a great top-down hat pattern with brim options- or even ear flaps!I’m so happy to be included in this collection- I think it will become an indispensable part of a lot of people’s knitting libraries.
Last week (OK, last Monday and the Friday before that) I posted not one but two giveaways of KnitPick’s newest pattern collections, On the Go Knits and Knits for Everybody. Quite a few of you entered the giveaway, and now it’s time for the drawing.
First off, On the Go Knits!Let’s head over to Random.org for a random drawing….And, number 9 wins it! Amanda! That’s you! Woo!
And now over to Knits for Everybody. (This is too exciting- two drawings, in one day! Unheard of!)And the random number generator says:Commenter number 3! You’re the big winner! Audrey, that’s you!
I’ll be emailing you two today so we can arrange getting your books to you. If you don’t see my email, let me know (sometimes they end up in the spam folder).
Congrats ladies! And if you weren’t the lucky one this time, head on over to KnitPicks and pick up copies of the books for yourself (they’re really great- and on sale right now!).
That’s right, knitters! I’ve got another brand-spanking-new pattern, just for you!
(Actually it’s kind of 4 patterns in one! I know! Crazy!)
Last week, Knit Picks published another great collection, Knits for Everybody. It’s such a smart book- I know I’ll be keeping my copy close at hand.Knits for Everybody is a collection of four super simple patterns (hats, sweaters, socks and mittens), useful staples that everyone can use (and make customize, if that’s how you roll). But here’s the awesome part: They are literally for everybody. The sweater sizes go from a 3-month-old baby all the way up to a Men’s XXL. The hats fit everyone from a preemie to a big-headed adult (like me). And, my socks go from a 4″ foot circumference all the way up to a 10.5″ circumference.My sock pattern is a super simple knitted sock with a heel flap in literally every size. But here’s the cool part: You can follow the directions to knit from the top down (my favorite), or from the toe up (my second favorite), and end up with virtually the same sock. That way you can use whichever method feels right for you.And, I’ve provided two slightly different variations: Socks (knit in sock weight, with a long ribbed cuff) and Slippers (knit in super-squishy worsted with a shorter cuff).
Of course, you can jazz up these socks and slippers whatever way you like. Add stripes? Yes. Change the ribbing? Why not! Work some cables? Sure! You can customize these socks (or any other pattern in the book) with no problem for socks that are truly your own!Want to win a copy of Knits for Everybody? Tell me which pattern you would make, and who it would be for. Socks for your auntie? A hat for your nephew? A sweater just for you?