All the news that’s fit…

Usually I post when something significant happens in my design world, but really, I’ve been remiss.  There have been 4 new patterns since my last posting — two for-sale Paper Moon Knits patterns, a free PMK pattern and a pattern published in Love of Knitting.  If you missed it, you can subscribe to my newsletter here, because, well that’s the newsletter.

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stella cadente

First up is Stella Cadente.  It’s the free one.  I hadn’t published a free pattern since the mishap with the Pickford, M. socks, and I thought it was about time.  This design was really inspired by the yarn, Lang Yarns Aurora.  26132928695_0984b46165_zIt’s ribbon-like with a little metallic and a multi (things I don’t usually go for), but together…lovely.  A simple garter and drop stitch piece that is uber-fast to finish.  I think I did the sample in a couple of hours.

Next are the two new PMK patterns.  The first is Policy of Truth (and, yes, if you’re a Depeche Mode fan, it was named for the song).  It has lace and cable edgings that resemble a star at the bottoms of the front, back and long-ish short sleeves and is slightly oversized.  Although the front is shorter than the back, it’s very easily adjustable and my plan is to do a blog post next week on how to adjust this.  Done in my all-time favorite yarn, Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, it’s really a 3-season piece.

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policy of truth

This one was followed up by The Crossings, a summer tee in a cotton/linen blend by Tahki called Laguna.  It’s a light and loose raglan with a “differently” great cable running up the center front.  The sample is at String Yarns, if you happen to be in NYC.

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the crossings

And, last but not least, a piece for Early Fall.  Love of Knitting’s newest edition is out and the Orbit pullover was mine.  I love the way they styled this piece — even the belt  which I don’t usually love on knitted pieces works here.  Orbit is a knit-in-the round, bottom-up raglan pullover with dressmaker details — turned hems and collars and full-fashioned shaping.  When you work with a publication, the editors choose the yarn, not you.  Honestly, most of the time it works, but it’s not always that you fall in love.  This time, I did —  Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts BFL Fingering/Sock — in a color called Kismet.  G-O-R-geous.  The good news about this design is that even though it’s brand-spanking-new and is part of a current magazine, you can buy it individually here.

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orbit pullover photo courtesy of Interweave by Carmel Zucker

So sorry I’ve been a bit negligent taking care of the blog.  Going to try this summer to be on top of my game.

 

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