What’s that? You thought Friday‘s new pattern pattern was the only one I had for you guys? Ha! You should know me better than that!
I’ve got a brand-new, super simple (and super fast) shawl pattern for you! It’s the Mukilteo Shawl!
It’s a garter-stitch shawl featuring a triangular shape, contrasting pinstripes and a cute fringe edging. Literally, it’s just knitting and increasing. That’s it! It’s worked from the center point, and increased on either edge, so if you end up enjoying your Mukilteo Shawl, you could just keep knitting until you get bored (or run out of yarn)- I’d love to see a really massive one!But here’s the cleverest part (if I can toot my own horn for a second). No ends to weave in! At all! None! Zero! I know! You see the cute tassels along the edges? They’re actually cleverly disguised ends. I kind of want to put secret-end-tassels on all my knitting from now on. (I really hate weaving in ends.)And there’s another surprise! This pattern is in another new collection from Knit Picks, Beginner Bulky Knits. And would you look at who’s on the cover of that book?
It’s me! (OK, not me, it’s a very lovely model, but she’s wearing my design!)This is a really cute book, perfect for beginner knitters, people who love working with extra-bulky yarn, or people with short attention spans who want to get through their knitting super quickly.It’s full of adorable shawls, super-cute hats, mitten and scarves. What great designs for great, bulky yarn!Get a copy of the Mukilteo Shawl here!
This is a pattern that I’ve been dying to share with you guys for what feels like a whole year! It might be my favorite sweater I’ve ever designed.
Introducing, the Snohomish Pullover!It’s a bottom-up, seamless, fully cabled-and-textured pullover. I absolutely love this design (if I say so myself). It features a wide panel of all-over cabling on the front and back, bordered with double-twist cables on either side and a cozy knit/purl background. Plus, there are matching cables down the sleeves, too! No getting bored here!It looks complicated and maybe a little scary if you’re not familiar with cables, but I promise it’s not! Every stitch pattern repeats every 4th or 8th row, so once you get all set up, working the cables is a breeze (I bet you’ll even be able to memorize the pattern once you’ve been through the repeat once or twice!).But the Snohomish Pullover doesn’t exist in a vacuum! It’s part of a gorgeous new collection from Knit Picks, Windward!It’s full of pullovers, cardigans, shawls, wraps, hats, and tunics, all covered in lush, gorgeous cables. This collection is a winner for sure!If you want a copy of the Snohomish Pullover, click here!
If you want a copy of the whole Windward collection (and why wouldn’t you?), click here!
I made another pattern, you guys! It’s a silly little one, and I kind of love it.
Say hello to the Mini Knapsack!This tiny backpack is totally functional (if you’re about a foot tall). It has straps, a flap to keep the rain off your tiny books and a drawstring that keeps the whole thing closed.
It’s about the right size for an American Girl Doll, or something a little smaller.It works up pretty quickly in fingering-weight yarn (I used KnitPicks’ Palette, since I had some in the right colors), a perfect gift for a favorite school-aged doll-enthusiast.
And in among all the gorgeous patters, I’d like to introduce you to my sweater, the Bitterlake Cardigan!It’s a zip-up cardigan, knit back and forth in a single piece (no seaming!), with a little bit of shaping at the sides for a nice fit. But the best part (so excited about this bit!) is the Fair Isle button band/neckband/hem combo. It’s worked in the round using 5 colors (4 shades of brown, and a contrasting saffron orange), then backed with a facing to cover all the floats for a really professional finish.I love how the designs on the bands match up, and I love the practicality of a zippered cardigan.Head on over to Knit Picks if you want a copy of this collection! It’s so good!
OR! If you want to try your luck, comment below with your favorite pattern for a chance to win your very own copy of Creative Color!
The Ballard Pullover is inspired by (ahem) Ballard, my favorite neighborhood in Seattle. Ballard was historically a very working-class neighborhood, full of Scandinavian fishermen and boat hands. But, in the last couple years it has become the newest cool neighborhood in Seattle to find fantastic tapas, a vintage records, and hand-made jewelry. I think this pullover captures that feeling: traditional comfort with a slightly modern edge. It’s an updated version of the traditional Fisherman’s Sweater.
Knit seamlessly from the bottom up, the sweater is knit in a fantastic squishy texture that looks and feels great, and make this sweater ultra-warm and cozy. Generous panels of cabling on the underarms and sides flow smoothly into the raglan shaping of the shoulders.
This quickly became my favorite sweater (which killed me, because I couldn’t show it to you guys for months!), and I’m sure it will become yours, too!