New Pattern: Morganite + 15% off all sock patterns!

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Morganite is a fingering weight sock that’s both basic and interesting to knit. The simple texture pattern is easy to memorize and works great for breaking up tonal and variegated yarns. These lightweight socks knit up surprisingly quickly, with beautiful results.

These socks are worked from the cuff down in the round with a heel flap and gusset.

SIZE

Adult sizes S [M, L] to fit 19.5 [22, 25] cm/7.75 [8.75, 9.75]” foot circumference

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

18.5 [21.5, 24] cm/7.25 [8.5, 9.5]” leg circumference and 18 [20.5, 23.5] cm/7 [8, 9]” foot circumference, unstretched

MATERIALS

One 384 m/420 yd skein fingering weight yarn

Shown in madelinetosh Twist Light (75% Merino, 25% Nylon; 384 m/420 yd per skein) in colour Opaline.

NEEDLES

One set 2.25 mm/US 1 needles* (or size needed to obtain gauge)

*Either one set of DPNs, two circular needles, or one long circular needle, as you prefer for small circumference knitting in the round.

GAUGE

30 stitches & 56 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in Texture Stitch
32 stitches & 48 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in Stockinette Stitch

ADDITIONAL TOOLS

Stitch marker, tapestry needle

SKILL LEVEL

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Price: $6.50 CAD From now until June 21st receive 15% off all Kniterations sock patterns, including Morganite. Use coupon code MORGANITE-WEB at checkout. promo has ended

Available through my Ravelry Store or directly via PayPal by clicking the “buy now” button below.

New Pattern: In Transit

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In Transit is a basic hat with a clever, transitional colorwork pattern. The zigzag colorwork is based on a simple, two-color salt and pepper fair isle pattern. Working the pattern over an odd number of stitches hides the jog that naturally occurs when knitting stranded colorwork in the round; a seemingly simple detail that provides polished results!

In Transit can be worked in two highly contrasting colors that stand out, or in two similar colors for a more subtle look.

SIZE

S/M (M/L) to fit 20.5-22 (22-23.5)”/52-56 (56-60) cm head circumference with 0-1.5”/0-4 cm negative ease

Shown in size M/L with no ease for a relaxed, slouchy fit. For a snugger fit, choose a size with about 1-1.5”/2.5-4 cm of negative ease.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

Finished circumference 20.5 (22)”, after blocking

MATERIALS

Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 (100% Wool; 220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams): 7803 Magenta (C1), 1 (1) skein
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Heathers (100% Wool; 220 yards [201 meters]/100 grams): 8011 Aspen Heather (C2), 1 (1) skein

NEEDLES

One 24” circular needle, and one set of DPNs, size 4 mm/US 6 (or size needed to obtain gauge)
One 24” circular needle, size 4.5 mm/US 7

GAUGE

22 sts and 26 rounds = 4” [10 cm] in Zigzag colorwork pattern on larger needles after wet blocking
22 sts and 28 rounds = 4” [10 cm] in single-color St st on smaller needles after wet blocking

ADDITIONAL TOOLS

Stitch marker, tapestry needle

SKILL LEVEL

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Available for FREE online in Knotions Magazine here.

Visit the Ravelry pattern page here to add In Transit to your favourites and queue!

New Pattern: Birchy Lake

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Knit in the round in one piece, this infinity cowl is worked in a neck-hugging, faux rib texture pattern. Beginning with a Long Tail Cast On and finishing with a Latvian Bind Off creates nearly identical edges that are both sturdy and stretchy. Worked in a worsted weight yarn, this piece is warm and versatile without being bulky.

SIZE

One size

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

122 cm/48” circumference and 30.5 cm/12” height, after blocking

MATERIALS

Approximately 603 m/660 yd worsted weight yarn

Shown in Cascade 220 Heathers (100% Wool; 201m/220 yd per 100 g/3.53 oz skein) in colour Birch Heather (9564).

NEEDLES

One 100 cm/40”* circular needle, size 4 mm/US 6 (or size needed to obtain gauge)

*A shorter needle could be used if necessary, as long as it can comfortably accommodate the number of stitches.

GAUGE

22 stitches & 30 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in Texture Pattern, after blocking*

*Due to the nature of the Texture Pattern, this piece grows and stretches quite a bit with blocking and wear. For this reason, it is imperative that gauge is measured AFTER blocking. Otherwise the piece will end up being too big. Pre-blocking gauge is closer to 25 stitches & 30 rounds. The sample measured just 109 cm/43” in circumference before blocking, and grew to 120 cm/48” after being wet blocked very gently.

ADDITIONAL TOOLS

Stitch marker, tapestry needle

SKILL LEVEL

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Price: $6.50 CAD

Available through my Ravelry store or directly via PayPal by clicking the “buy now” button below.

New Pattern: Corner Brook

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Growing from the centre outward, decreasingly wide stripes of simple lace and plush garter stitch alternate to form this cozy square shawl. Knit in a worsted weight yarn, this is an impressive piece with a surprisingly simple construction. Wear it over a coat as the ultimate cold weather fashion accessory, or snuggle up underneath its significant size at home.

SIZE

One size

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

122 cm/48” square, after blocking

MATERIALS

Approximately 1206 m/1320 yd worsted weight yarn

Shown in Cascade 220 Heathers (100% Wool; 201m/220 yd per 100 g/3.53 oz skein) in colour Aspen Heather (8011).

NEEDLES

One each 40 cm/16” and 80 cm/32” circular needles*, and a set of double-pointed needles (DPNs), size 6 mm/US 10 (or size needed to obtain gauge)

One set of DPNs a few sizes smaller than needed to obtain gauge (optional; used for the Disappearing Loop Cast On)

*Although all stitches should fit on the 80 cm/32” needles, you may wish to change to 100 cm/40“ or 120 cm/47” needles as the shawl grows.

GAUGE

13 stitches & 26 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in garter stitch, after blocking

ADDITIONAL TOOLS

4 stitch markers (including one in a unique colour to mark the BOR), tapestry needle, blocking wires and pins

SKILL LEVEL

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Price: $5 USD

Available through my Ravelry store or directly via PayPal by clicking the “buy now” button below.

New (Free) Pattern: Slush

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The Slush toque is the perfect quick knit. It uses less than one skein of super bulky weight yarn, requires only a couple of hours of knitting time, and results in a finished item that’s both warm and stylish. A faux fur pom pom adds a modern touch to this classic toque, making it great to give as a gift (or keep for yourself).

SIZE

Adult sizes S/M [M/L] to fit 56 [58.5] cm/22 [23]” head circumference with approximately 5 cm/2” negative ease

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

Brim Circumference

50.5 [53.5] cm/20 [21]”

Height

Fitted (Cranberry): 20.5 [22] cm/8 [8.5]”
Relaxed (Black): 23 [24.5] cm/9 [9.5]”
Slouchy (Grey Marble): 25.5 [27] cm/10 [10.5]”

All dimensions measured after blocking. See page 3 for information on how the height affects the look and fit of the hat.

MATERIALS

Super bulky weight yarn in the following approximate amounts:

Fitted (Cranberry): 70 [71] metres/76 [78] yds
Relaxed (Black): 78 [80] metres/85 [87] yds
Slouchy (Grey Marble): 87 [88] metres/95 [97] yds

Shown in Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (82% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 8% Rayon/Viscose; 97 m/106 yd per 170 g/6 oz skein) in colours Cranberry, Black, and Grey Marble.

NEEDLES

One 40 cm/16” circular needle, and one set of DPNs in the following size:

Size S/M

8 mm/US 11 (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Size M/L

9 mm/US 13 (or size needed to obtain gauge)

GAUGE

Size S/M

9.5 stitches & 17 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in Texture Stitch, after blocking

Size M/L

9 stitches & 16 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in Texture Stitch, after blocking

ADDITIONAL TOOLS

Stitch marker, tapestry needle, faux fur pom pom (optional; you can also make one with faux fur or leftover yarn)

SKILL LEVEL

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Available for FREE by signing up for the Kniterations newsletter here.

Visit the Ravelry pattern page here to add Slush to your favourites and queue!

Indie Design GAL + Pattern sale!

The Indie Design Gift-a-long (GAL) started on Tuesday and I’m pleased to be participating for the first time as both a knitter AND designer.

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So, what is the Indie Design GAL?

It’s a knit/crochet-a-long that happens leading up to the holidays that focuses on gift knitting from patterns by independent designers. The best part? All participating designers offer 25% off a selection of their patterns for the first week! Just use coupon code giftalong2016 when purchasing any eligible designs. The sale is on now and runs through November 30th 11:59:59 EST. There are THOUSANDS of patterns from HUNDREDS of indie designers included in this incredible sale.

A bundle of my eligible designs can be found here, a list of all designs included in the sale can be found here, and a list of all participating designers can be found here.

The fun doesn’t stop when the sale ends, though. You can participate in the GAL on Ravelry for a chance to win tons of great prizes (and a guaranteed good time). Join the group here.

I love supporting other indies and I’ve already purchased one of the patterns I plan to knit during the GAL, Elgin by Clare Devine:

It’s an Aran weight sock pattern available in seven sizes (from newborn to adult L) and it’s going to make my gift knitting a breeze! You can get Clare’s pattern (at 25% off) in her Ravelry shop with the coupon code giftalong2016: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elgin

Happy gift knitting!

New Pattern: Denali

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Denali is an Aztec-influenced two-colour cowl that is completely reversible and utterly enchanting. Gorgeous drape and soothing warmth, this small accessory is endless in its colour choices, ensuring it is the gift that keeps on giving.

MATERIALS

2 skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash Sport, 1 each in Raspberry (MC), Snowfall (CC) (328 yds / 300 m per 4.0 oz / 115 g skein; 100% Merino)

NEEDLES

Size 7 US / 4.5 mm set of five DPNs

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

GAUGE

25 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm in colourwork pattern, after blocking.

SIZE

One size

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

22” / 56 cm circumference, 8” / 20.5 cm high

ADDITIONAL TOOLS

Stitch marker, two tapestry needles, blocking tools – wool wash, pins, steam iron (required), blocking mats and wires (optional)

SKILL LEVEL

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Available in the Holidays with SweetGeorgia Vol 2 collection, or individually on the SweetGeorgia Yarns website.

Be sure to add the pattern to your Ravelry favourites or queue by visiting the pattern page here.

New Pattern: Daya (plus a giveaway!)

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Columns of stockinette emerge from plush garter stitch to create the unique combination cable on this versatile headband. Requiring just one skein of super bulky weight yarn and an hour of knitting time, this quick knit makes a great gift. Knit it in a neutral to go with anything, or in something bold to add a pop of colour. Daya is worked flat from a provisional cast on and then grafted to create a seamless piece.  

MATERIALS

Knit Picks Tuff Puff (100% Wool; 44 yards/100g): 1 ball

Shown in Pomegranate (26848)

NEEDLES

US 15 (10mm) straight or circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

*If using a circular needle, an additional needle will be needed to hold the provisional cast on stitches for grafting

GAUGE

9 stitches & 17 rows = 10 cm/4″ in stockinette stitch, after blocking

SIZE

One size

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

45.5 cm/18″ circumference, 12.5 cm/5″ at widest point, 9.5 cm/3.75″ at narrowest point, after grafting and blocking

ADDITIONAL TOOLS

Cable needle, tapestry needle, scrap yarn, T-pins, blocking wires (optional but strongly recommended)

SKILL LEVEL

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Available in Knit Picks Under 200 Collection, which is on sale now in both hard copy and eBook format from the Knit Picks website. The Daya pattern is also available on its own here.

Be sure to add the pattern to your Ravelry favourites or queue by visiting the pattern page here.

Also, visit the Kniterations Facebook page and Instagram feed for details on how to enter to win one of two copies of this beautiful collection. Closes Thursday, October 20th 2016 at 23:59:59 PDT!

New Pattern: Tavie

TAVIE Baby Blanket Pattern by Allison O'Mahony @kniterations.ca

Diamonds and chevrons in moss stitch adorn this textured, rectangular baby blanket. A great size for swaddling, strolling, or simply snuggling, knit this sweet blanket in superwash wool for ease of care.

MATERIALS

Approximately 804 m/880 yd worsted weight yarn

Shown in Cascade 220 Superwash (100% Wool; 201 m/220 yd per 100 g/3.53 oz skein) in colour White (871).

NEEDLES

One set 5 mm/US 8 needles* (or size needed to obtain gauge)

*Either one long circular needle or one set of straight needles, as you prefer for flat knitting.

GAUGE

19.5 stitches & 26 rows = 10 cm/4″ in stockinette stitch, after blocking

SIZE

One size

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

70 x 100 cm (27.5 x 39.25”), after blocking

ADDITIONAL TOOLS

Tapestry needle, two stitch markers, blocking tools – mats, wires, and pins

SKILL LEVEL

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TAVIE Baby Blanket Pattern by Allison O'Mahony @kniterations.ca

Price: $5 USD

Available through my Ravelry store, my Etsy shop, or directly via PayPal by clicking the “buy now” button below.

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New Pattern: Two in Clover

TWO IN CLOVER lace sock pattern by Allison O'Mahony @kniterations.ca

Two In Clover is a basic, fingering weight sock with just enough lace to keep things interesting. Deceivingly easy to knit and memorize, the Clover Lace pattern is formed by trios of yarn overs.

Knit a pair as pictured, with the mirrored lace pattern tapering inward, or extend the lace pattern to the start of the toe.

MATERIALS

Approximately 303 [376, 456] m/331[411, 499] yd fingering weight yarn

Shown in Kinfolk Yarn and Fibre Elemental BFL Fingering (100% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester Wool; 400 m/437 yd per 100 g/3.5 oz skein) in colour Malachite

GAUGE

32 stitches & 48 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in stockinette stitch, using smaller needles, after blocking

NEEDLES

One set 2.25 mm/US 1 needles* (or size needed to obtain gauge)

*Either one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs), two circular needles, or one long circular needle, as you prefer for small circumference knitting in the round.

SIZE

Adult sizes S [M, L] to fit 19.5 [22, 25] cm/7.75 [8.75, 9.75]” foot circumference

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

Leg circumference 18.5 [21.5, 24] cm/7.25 [8.5, 9.5]” and foot circumference 18 [20.5, 23.5] cm/7 [8, 9]”, unstretched

ADDITIONAL TOOLS

Stitch markers, smooth waste yarn (optional), tapestry needle

SKILL LEVEL

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Price: $5 USD

Available through my Ravelry store, my Etsy shop, or directly via PayPal by clicking the “buy now” button below.