About a year ago my website host told me I had to do a major upgrade on my website as it was nearing the 10-year-old mark (a dinosaur in the Internet age) and had a lot of old code that was causing issues. So, I made the mental plan of updating during my first snowed-in winter in Maine… but as you all know that move was delayed. At the end of the first quarter, I dove in determined to update all 446 posts containing the bad code.
Into the Unknown has been a year of unexpected blog customizations. The newest release, Bubbling Interplay, has some fun options to reveal too! At the bottom, a bubble of a different kind invites you outside to play. Same amount of yarn, more bubbles Little Bubble CablesIf you’d like even more bubbles on your Bubbling Interplay and follow the charts, print up these two snippets and paste them anywhere you want where there is 6 plain Garter in a row for 3 rows. (Thanks to Denise who asked for even more Bubbles… more of the ones sized in the pattern won’t fit, but these little gems will!) Written additions – mini bubbles cover 4 sts with 1 st on either side …
Cheerful, delightful, and creative – Bubbling Interplay takes freshly blown bubbles and lands them playfully on your knitting! Let your two favorite colors bounce and connect along the length of this made-for-summer scarf design. For bubbles that pop pick two highly contrasting colors. For more subtle bubbles use two mildly contrasting colors, as shown. This slipped stitch cable design invites you to practice a rarely used technique – wrong side cables! But since it is so infrequently seen, the pattern keeps it easy with 1/1 cables and leaves the more advanced cables for the right side only. The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written and fully charted. $12.00 Finished Measurements:86”/ 218.5cm long (including tassels) by 8.5”/ 21.5cm …
Video demo of working cables on the wrong side
Our next Slip and Rise release came about in a most unusual way! Well, usual for my typical design process anyway.
After basking in this pastoral setting, visions of these beautiful archways and the watery hues beyond beaconed the next design. Stitch your way through architectural slipped stitch cables atop a fluid background of Garter stitch. Reflections of this serene environment mimic the calm rhythm of the planned stitches. The tech edited and test knit design is fully written and charted. Available exclusively in our 2022 “Slip and Rise” Pattern Club!Pick up the Slip and Rise Pattern Club on Payhip, Ravelry, and Lovecrafts. Finished Measurements:Small (Large): 18”/ 46cm (24”/ 61cm) around by 8.5”/ 21.5cm long Materials:2 skeins Malabrigo Verano, shown in colors Alpha Metal (MC) and Arachania (CC) Single skein info: 100% pima cotton Worsted/ DK; 205yds/ 187m per 100g/ 3.53oz Sample weights: 75g/ 2.65oz (95g/ …
Summer is coming and it’s time to cast on for the “Take the Plunge” 2022 photo challenge.
Part of the fun design challenge with Malabrigo Quickies is to create a knitting design using just 2 skeins or less! Depth Perception answered that challenge with a one sized capelet. But what if you had more than 2 skeins? Is it customizable?
With the release of my 40th birthday design, Depth Perception, in the Malabrigo’s Quickies program, Malabrigo interviewed me on their blog.
Is there anything more romantic than Depth Perception! When falling in love it is the depth of your sweetheart that pulls you in and intrigues you to learn more. In a knitting analogy that translates to taking the slipped stitch cables of our 2022 theme to new dimensions! Depth Perception capelet introduces the technique to flat knitting with 2 stitch slipped cables growing up to 5 stitch slipped cables worked on the right side. Find your favorite spot to deepen your relationship as you knit, then wear.