New Release ~ Winter Showers eBook
New Release ~ Winter Chic (snood)
Ready to take your Christmas knitting virtual? Puddles and I are joining the Fasten Off YAL (yarn-a-long) both as a designer and Great Dane blanketed knitter.
Featured as the November 2020 Malabrigo Quickies program release, Snow Showers knits up a double knit cozy cowl in 2 skeins of Verano. In a new facet of the Quickies program, I was honored to be interviewed by Jessica! Grab your favorite hot drink and pop over to November Quickies: Snow Showers to read our chat. As a bonus, find out what I’m sipping on right now ;-).
If design were to be contrived as a recipe, this unusual combination would be the making of this week’s release, Snow Showers. “Ingredients” – inputted by God throughout the past 25 years! 1 part Christmas gift box – Christmas 2019 (reused from 2018, 2017, 2016, 😉 you get the idea) 1 part choir music from elementary school – yep that’s the 25 years ago reference. In elementary school choir we sang “Solitary Snowflake” by Jerry Estes. Now I don’t have any recordings from my school, but this gives you the feel… and fashion of the day! https://hallmanmusic.weebly.com/solitary-snow-flake.html 2 parts yarn… plus 2 more parts yarn – originally selected by Malabrigo Quickies program, I admit to having a designer brain miscalculation …
New Release ~ Snow Showers
Collaborations and networking are such an integral part of discovering new-to-me and, hopefully, new-to-you eco dyers. My teacher, Jill Wolcott, first introduced Five Wise Owls to me last summer as she knew I was always on the lookout for eco options. Five Wise Owls features animal-fiber free eco yarns in her Etsy shop. Juliah, dyer extraordinary from Five Wise Owls, kindly sent me a skein for this review. I loved it so much, it ended up being featured in this year’s Pattern Club! Formerly known as “Worth”, Juliah’s organic cotton fingering is now known as Five Wise Owl’s Fingering. Let’s look more closely at this fingering weight organic cotton yarn from one superb indie eco dyer from Texas. Gauge Summary:Less …
The final video in the Autumn Come set is the brssp3togpsso. This is the one that inspired that whole series as a tester said she found the others on you tube, but not this one. The brssp3togpsso is a brioche purl decrease – brioche slip, slip, purl 3 brioche sts together, and pass the slipped brioche sts over the st just created. Wow, that’s a mouthful! It’s a good thing it’s easier to do than to say 😉. The main question is when do you bring your yarn to front for the purling? Both ways work, but my personal preference is to slip first and then bring the yarn to front. Bringing the yarn to front prior to the slipping …
After increasing last week, this week we examine the final set in this series for Autumn Come – 5 to 1 brioche st decreases. First up, brssk3togpsso – brioche slip, slip, knit 3 brioche sts together, and pass slipped brioche sts over the st just created. Since this is worked as a brk base, the st will already be in “brioche format” for the next pass on your CC rnd.
Taking it up a notch, watch how to work a 1 to 5 brioche increase using brioche purl.