Wow, 2020 is almost hindsight! With the wild ride the world-wide pandemic is, I’m so thankful for the vivid colors of “gorgeous gradients” to awaken each release. As I prepare for the nephew invasion (which will see us here until the New Year), let’s recap what 2020 brought to your knitting needles.
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
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 …
Taking it up a notch, watch how to work a 1 to 5 brioche increase using brioche purl.
Autumn Come mingles the last days of summer with thoughts of cold evenings to come. A moebius cast on joins forces with brioche to create a uniquely intriguing mirrored abstract leaf and branch pattern. Adventurous knitters will delight in the stitch interest created by combining these techniques. Use bright colors to hold fast to the last vestiges of summer or deep tones to welcome Autumn with your stitches. Skills & Construction: moebius, brioche, brioche shaping stitches. As any adventurous knitter knows, each pattern is conquered one stitch at a time. Autumn Come is no different! Traditionally speaking, this would fall in the advanced skill category. Test knitters who had not used either technique before proudly accomplished this pattern! With determination, …
Newest Knit Eco Chic release
Isn’t it funny how some designs come about? Beach Bum falls into that “oops, but hey that works” category! Over the winter 2019, as I was planning designs for the 2020 Moebi Knits Pattern Club I knew I wanted to incorporate a moebius into a summer wardrobe. The concept idea featured a moebius where ‘double’ came into play with how you could wear it
Have you ever noticed how different colors take on different yarn bases? Both of these yarns from “The Unique Sheep” were dyed in their Spring Grass colorway. One of them is 100% organic cotton DK and the other is 50% organic cotton and 50% bamboo. Not just the sheen is different, but I was surprised to see a slight difference in some of the colors too.
I’ve always wanted to name a design “Prolegomena” so set forth with that intent for this design. However, as I stitched the concept to life, it began to tell a different story.
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